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2014 SSP 36th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 5E: Growing the Research Data Ecosystem

Concurrent 5E: Growing the Research Data Ecosystem

For some time now, research data in its various guises (big data, long-tail, clinical, citizen) have been rising up the agenda for publishers, policy makers, funders and researchers. But how do we balance all of these stakeholder functions with the need to generate sustainable business models, comply with mandates and generally support the growth of knowledge? This session brings together experts in infrastructure, researcher needs and practices, data publishing, peer review and citation to inform on current initiatives and shine a light on upcoming developments so that participants will be better equipped to future-proof their own organizations for the future.
Moderator: Liz Ferguson, Wiley


Peter Fox, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Professor Peter Fox is Tetherless World Constellation Chair and Professor of Earth and Environmental Science and Computer Science, and Director of Information Technology and Web Science at RPI. He researches solar and solar-terrestrial physics, ocean and environmental informatics, computational and computer science, and distributed semantic data frameworks. Peter works to bridge gaps between science and distributed data and information systems to support community activities utilizing usecase-driven design leading a number of working groups. He is also the Chair of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics Union Commission on Data and Information and President of the Earth Science Information Partners and is on the Board of several key informatics- and data-related journals.
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University
Dr Kerstin Lehnert is a Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University and director of IEDA (Integrated Earth Data Applications, www.iedadata.org), the NSF data facility for solid earth data. Kerstins research focuses on community-driven development of cyberinfrastructure, with a particular focus on sample-based data and the integration of physical samples into digital data infrastructures. She is immediate past-chair of GSAs Geoinformatics division, president-elect of AGUs ESSI Focus group, and member of NSFs Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.
Fiona Murphy, Wiley