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Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility and Sustainability

Session A1

Panel: Data Centers and Institutional Partnerships


  • Research Data Management


  • Adelheid


  • Veerle Van den Eynden
    UK Data Archive


International Perspective from Open Access Repositories

  • Jochen Schirrwagen
    Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR)

Providing Local Support for Data Management Planning and Appropriate Deposit.

  • Robin Rice
    EDINA, DataShare and Data Library, University of Edinburgh

Supporting Data Curation through the Front Office and Back Office Model

  • Ingrid Dillo
    Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)

ICPSR's Experiences Working with Data Producers and IRs, Including Successes and Challenges

  • Jared Lyle

Doctor, My Data! Data Archive Support for Large Research Projects

  • Laurence Horton, Alexia Katsanidou
    GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

UK Data Service (UKDS) Institutional Partnership Project

  • Louise Corti
    UK Data Archive


Driven by the open access agenda and data sharing policies of research funders and journal publishers, universities are expected to take on more responsibility looking after their research data assets, including making them available to the research community. Institutional repositories (IRs) have a role to play in the research data sharing landscape, complementing subject-specific data centers.

This panel will present and discuss how established data centers can support and work with institutions and their repositories to manage, preserve, provide access to and disseminate research data. Institutions will articulate what support they need from data centers. Through such collaboration the capacity of research data holdings can be increased and with it the quality and availability of data to the research community.

The panel, which brings together experts from data centers and institutional repositories, will emphasize data management, data appraisal, standards compliance, metadata standards and the handling of confidential research data within the wider social sciences context. 

Panelists will give brief presentations and statements addressing the topical challenges and collaborations needed to meet them (8 minutes each). This will be followed by a discussion, seeking views from the audience and aiming to define those areas where collaboration is most essential and constructive.