ICPSR Webinar: Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans

Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans – Providing Public Access to Federally Funded Research, ICPSR recorded webinar now available

In February 2013, the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published a memo entitled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” which directs funding agencies with an annual R&D budget over $100 million to develop a public access plan for disseminating the results of their research. ICPSR strongly supports this memorandum and feels it will “promote re-use of scientific data, maximize the return on investments in data collection, and prevent the loss of thousands of potentially valuable datasets.”

Recently, on December 9th, ICPSR’s Director of Data Curation Services, Jared Lyle, talked about guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans and recent activities related to the OSTP memo.

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Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans, ICPSR Webinar

ICPSR Webinar on Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plans – Providing Public Access to Federally Funded Research

This webinar will cover the data portion of the memo, explain the 13 elements for a public access plan, and discuss resources and options to successfully address the elements. A review of public access projects at ICPSR already meeting requirements will also be undertaken.

  • Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Presenters: Jared Lyle, Director of Curation Services, ICPSR ; Amy Pienta, Director, National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program; Director of Acquisitions, ICPSR

This webinar is free and open to the public. Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/805855322

An Orientation to Accessing to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database | ICPSR

Webinar offered by ICPSR: An Orientation to Accessing to the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database

MET LDB is ready for analysis! Join us for the first in a series of four webinars discussing the rich and complex quantitative and video data held within the Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database at ICPSR, available now for secondary analysis. This first webinar will offer an overview of the groundbreaking MET Project, a summary of the data files available at ICPSR, and a description of ICPSR’s specialized data access systems.

More on the MET LDB can be found here: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/METLDB

Managing Global Borders: In Defense of Big Data

Managing Global Borders: In Defense of Big Data, Lecture by Alan Bersin, Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
  • Venue: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Annenberg Auditorium, University of Michigan

  • Registration: Not required, free and open to the public.
  • Twitter Hashtag: #policytalks

Alan Bersin commenced service as Assistant Secretary of International Affairs and Chief Diplomatic Officer for the Department of Homeland Security on January 3, 2012. In that capacity, he oversees the Department’s international engagement and serves as the principal advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano on all international affairs. Previously, Bersin served as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection where he oversaw the operations of CBP’s 57,000-employee work force and managed an operating budget of more than $11 billion geared to protecting the nation’s borders from all threats while expediting lawful trade and travel.

Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research | ICPSR Webinar

ICPSR Webinar on Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research

This webinar will present a protocol for documenting data management and analysis that has been developed specifically for use by students writing empirical research papers in the social sciences.

Title: Teaching Students to Document Empirical Research
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

This webinar will be presented by Richard Ball, Associate Professor of Economics, Haverford College, and Norm Medeiros, Associate Librarian, Haverford College.

The instructor will describe what the protocol entails, and as an example he will show the documentation that an economics major assembled for his senior thesis last year.

The webinar is free and open to all interested. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/967760842

Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plan | ICPSR

Guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plan by ICPSR

ICPSR recently updated their website to provide guidelines for OSTP Data Access Plan. In February 2013, the Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy published a memo entitled “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” which directs funding agencies with an annual R&D budget over $100 million to develop a public access plan for disseminating the results of their research.

“ICPSR strongly supports this memorandum and feels it will promote re-use of scientific data, maximize the return on investments in data collection, and prevent the loss of thousands of potentially valuable datasets.”

To help these and other federal agencies develop their public access plans, ICPSR is providing guidance on how to meet the requirements laid out in the memo.

More information about OSTP Data Access Plan and guidelines are available at: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/content/datamanagement/ostp.html

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research

Just something to keep in mind as you think about data-related projects and working with those who are doing work with data…

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) provides  statistical consulting to all UM faculty, staff, and graduate students with the design, planning, analysis, and presentation of research studies.

CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods, statistical software, and qualitative data analysis. Fall, Winter and Spring workshop offerings include Statistics Review, SAS, SPSS, Stata, SEM and Analysis with R.

Visit the CSCAR web page for current offerings http://cscar.research.umich.edu/workshops for additional information.