What do information and data specialists need to know about research and tools for data management? What can researchers gain from working with librarians? What can we all gain from a better understanding of tools and technologies for data-intensive research? This forum will explore these questions and provide opportunities to network and interact with other information and data specialists. This event has three objectives:

  • Participants will gain increased awareness of the potential and challenges for computationally intensive science in health sciences research.
  • Participants will gain increased awareness of innovative tools and technologies for collaboration, discovery, data sharing and data management.
  • Participants will identify how librarians, data specialists, and researchers can use these concepts and resources to provide added value to their research community.

Our keynote speaker will be Victoria Stodden who will present a talk entitled: "Open Data, Open Methods, and the Promise of Large Scale Validation." It is well known that open data and methods promise improved reproducibility and reliability of research findings, but less well-known is the possibility for large scale validation of previously accepted results. This is especially promising for epidemiology and health risk assessment tests. In this talk Ms. Stodden will outline these developments and present tools that enable validation and reproducibility in computational science.

Attendees will also hear from panelists who will discuss innovative tools and services including eagle-i, VIVO, DMPTool, and REDCap. Participate in a focused discussion on opportunities for collaborations between researchers and librarians during live interactive sessions that link presenters and participants located in Portland, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

Schedule and videos from the March 15, 2013 event

Pacific Time Mountain Time Event
8:30 - 9:45am 9:30 - 10:45am

Introduction by Tania Bardyn, Director, University of Washington Health Sciences Library

Video of introduction

Keynote by Victoria Stodden

Video of keynote

9:45 - 9:55am 10:45 - 10:55am Break
9:55 - 11:45am 10:55 - 12:45pm

Research Tool Panel Session videos:

Introduction to panel

Vivo presented by Michael Conlon

REDCap presented by Veida Elliot

DMPTool presented by Carly Strasser

eagle-i presented by Melissa Haendel

11:45 - 12:45pm 12:45 - 1:45pm Lunch and Breakout session
12:45 - 1:15pm 1:45 - 2:15pm

Report back

Video of breakout reports

1:15 - 1:30pm 2:15 - 2:30pm

Concluding remarks: Jean Shipman, Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at University of Utah

Video of concluding remarks



Registration is free, but required. Please use the registration link for the site you will attend. Travel support is available for PNR and MCR Network Members.

Register to attend at the University of Washington
Register to attend at Oregon Health and Sciences University
Register to attend at University of Utah

This event will be recorded. A captioned recording will be made available within a few weeks of the event.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00006-C with the University of Utah and Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington.

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