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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 1D: Research Data Policies…

Research and Scholarship
Concurrent 1D: Research Data Policies: Craft Effective Policy and Improve your Impact

Publishing research data and linking the outputs to scholarly literature has many benefits, but it still remains a new concept to many. There have been developments in research data policy for journals and funders but to have significant impact, policies require changes in publishing workflows and resources. Publishers and editors are doing a variety of things to support data sharing but questions remain. Are they doing the right things and how effective have they been? How does one enable the publishing of research data? What steps should be taken to work with a particular community? How impactful have efforts been? What data should be published and when? What are the costs of data policy enforcement?

A panel of data experts, representing repositories, journal editors and publishers, will discuss the benefits of linking research data and scholarly literature and provide practical examples of data policies and implementation. Presentations will cover: the role of the publisher and editor, tools and resources to make effective data policy, practical guidance on data citations, working with repositories, reviewing data, long term archiving and manuscript checking, and more.

Moderator: Jennifer Lin, Crossref
Twitter Handle: jenniferlin15

Speakers

Meredith Morovati, Dryad
Meredith Morovati is the Executive Director of Dryad, a general-purpose curated data repository that makes the data underlying scientific publications discoverable, freely reusable, and citable. Before joining Dryad, Meredith was the Vice President of Membership for the American Society of Echocardiography for over six years where she led membership growth and board engagement while increasing partnerships within the cardiovascular ultrasound community. Her experience prior to that includes stints in the publishing world with Oxford University Press and Blackwell.
Twitter Handle: datadryad
Joerg Heber, PLOS ONE
Joerg Heber is the Editor-in-Chief of PLOS ONE. He holds a degree in physics from the University of Erlangen in Germany. Having subsequently obtained a PhD in semiconductor physics from Imperial College London in 2000, he went on to postdoctoral positions at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, USA, and the University of Marburg in Germany. In 2005 he joined what is now Springer Nature as a manuscript editor at Nature Materials, and moved on to Nature Communications in 2012. Having held several managerial positions there, he became the journals Executive Editor in 2015. In 2016, he was appointed PLOS ONEs Editor-in-Chief.
Twitter Handle: joergheber
Merce Crosas, Dataverse, Harvard University
Mercè is the Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) at Harvard University. She has more than 10 years of experience leading the Dataverse project and more than 15 years of experience building data management and analysis systems in industry and academia. She is part of numerous committees and working groups focus on research data management, data citation and standards. Crosas is currently co-PI of the Dataverse Project, with IQSS faculty director Gary King, and supervises the Zelig project for statistical analysis, Consilience for text analysis, the Data Science Services and Data Curation team at IQSS. She currently collaborates with the Harvard Privacy Tools project led by Salil Vadhan (Harvard), the Provenance project with Margo Seltzer (Harvard), the Structural Biology Grid Data project with Piotrek Sliz (Harvard Medical School), and the Massachusetts Open Cloud (Orran Krieger and Piyanai Saowarattitada, Boston University), among others.
Twitter Handle: mercecrosas
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Springer Nature
Iain Hrynaszkiewicz is Head of Data Publishing at Springer Nature where his team help develop research data publishing policies, features and services across Springer Nature publications. He is also publisher of Nature Research Groups Scientific Data journal. In 2015 he launched Palgrave Communications, a multidisciplinary open access journal for humanities and social sciences and helped develop Palgraves open access books programme. Iain previously worked as Outreach Director at Faculty of 1000 and spent 7 years at the first open access publisher BioMed Central as an Editor and Publisher of multidisciplinary and evidence-based medicine journals and databases. He regularly leads and contributes to research/publishing community initiatives and working groups related to data sharing and reproducibility. He has published numerous articles, related to data sharing, open access, open data and the role of publishers in reproducible research, one of which has been cited more than 130 times.