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.

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

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

Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD)’s Recorded Webinar Available

Webinar: RCMD Today – Health data, political data, and so much more!

This webinar introduces or re-introduces users to the Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD).

RCMD is an initiative of ICPSR. The changing demographic composition has expanded the scope of the U.S. racial and ethnic mosaic. As a result, interest and research on race and ethnicity has become more complex and expansive. Initially, ICPSR tapped its archives to assemble existing data files that focused upon communities of color. Since the late 1990’s, there has been a marked increase in studies and projects on more minorities communities and exploring a wider range of experiences and relationships.

RCMD seeks to assist in the public dissemination and preservation of quality data to generate more “good science” for years to come. Finally, RCMD wants to be part of an interactive community of persons interested and be involved in minority related issues/investigations in order to make possible the broadest scope of research endeavors and examinations.