On June 14 - 16, Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science hosted the Dataverse Community Meeting 2017, its third such convocation for researchers, librarians, publishers, developers and anyone interested in data sharing or building data repositories. The meeting brought over 250 persons from around the world to discuss an ambitious agenda. In addition to the great speakers and project updates, we want to highlight several integrations that make research data management less taxing, secure, and a more exciting opportunity to share and reuse data:
- Anita de Waard from Esevier spoke about how the publisher is integrating multiple tools into its research data management portfolio to support data archiving related to research publications.
- Rory MacNeil from ResearchSpace spoke about integrating electronic 'lab notebooks' with Dataverse.
- Sherry Lake from the Open Science Framework discussed how Dataverse fits into its portfolio of research tool platforms to support the full research lifecycle
- Harvard's Brie Pendleton spoke on using OpenScholar to highlight datasets stored in Dataverse to aid discovery
- Simon Adar from Code Ocean spoke on tools to create a reproducible environment for resusing scientific code & data.
- and (most exciting!) James Honaker from SEAS/IQSS spoke about TwoRavens, a visual data exploration platform that will include machine learning tools and outputs R code; and the PSI (Ψ): A Private data Sharing Interface from the Privacy Tools Project that will allow individuals to explore restricted data sets without the risk of exposing raw data or allowing source data reconstruction.
We invite you to contact RCS and the Dataverse team about these great tools. And we urge you to include data research management, including archving, as an integral part of your research planning and execution.