Agenda

June 14: Pre-Meeting Workshops

Morning

9:30am-12:00pm    IQSS Workshop: Best practices building social science R packages
by Christopher Gandrud (IQSS, Harvard University)
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Bundling your statistical work into R software packages and distributing them via services such as the Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) can greatly improve the rigor and impact of your research. This hands on workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to developing R software packages using the IQSS Best Practices for Software Development. It will cover a range of tools necessary for ensuring that you can create robust, sustainable, attributable, and user-friendly software for distributing your research. These tools include: devtools, roxygen documentation, RMarkdown, unit testing, and continuous integration. There will also be an optional introduction to Git/GitHub for version controlling and distributing your software preceding the main workshop.

Part 1 (9:30am-10:30am): Using Git/GitHub from R

Part 2 (10:30am-12:00pm): Developing statistical software using IQSS best practices

9:30am-5:00pm    Dataverse Development Workshop
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The Developers workshop will provide hands-on training to contribute to Dataverse open-source development. There will be breakout sessions on the following topics:

  • 9:30am-10:00am Kickoff
  • 10:00am-11:30am-Breakout Sessions:
    • APIs
    • SPIs and Modularity
    • Metadata
  • 11:30am-12:00pm Keep/Start/Stop

10:00am-12:00pm    Dataverse User Training Workshop
by Sonia Barbosa (IQSS, Harvard University)
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The Dataverse training session with provide extensive overview of the existing and new features in Dataverse 4.6.1

12:00pm-1:00:pm    Lunch for all workshop attendees

Afternoon

1:00pm-5:00pm    Dataverse Development Workshop - Hackathon
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1:00pm-5:15pm    Data-PASS Workshop: Evolving Practices for Data Management and Sharing

This is part of a workshop series sponsored by the Data Preservation Alliance for the Social Sciences (Data-PASS), “Developing and Implementing Data Policies: Conversations Between Journals and Data Repositories.” Learn more at the workshop's website.

 

June 15: Dataverse Community Day 1

8:30am-9:00am  Coffee and Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am   Welcome and Introduction
Welcome from Gary King, Director,IQSS and Mercè Crosas, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer, IQSS
10 Years Sharing Data with Dataverse, Mercè Crosas

9:30am-10:30am    TBA   

10:30am-11:00am    Coffee Break   

11:00am-12:00pm    TBA   

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm    TBA   

2:30pm-3:00pm    Coffee Break   

3:00pm-4:00pm    Keynote
Phil Bourne, "Are Funders and Academic Institutions Approaches to Data Science Aligned?"

4:00pm-5:00pm    Panel Discussion: "How Funders and Academic Institutions Can Incentivize Data Sharing" 
Phil Bourne, Barbara Bierer (Harvard Medical Schools, Brigham and Women Hospital), Josh Greenberg (Sloan Foundation), Rick McCullough (Harvard  University)
Moderated by Mercè Crosas

June 16: Dataverse Community Day 2

8:30am-9:00am  Coffee and Breakfast

9:00am-9:30am    TBA

9:30am-10:30am    TBA

10:30am-11:00am    Coffee Break

11:00am-12:00pm    TBA

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch

1:00pm-2:30pm    Tools that Integrate with Dataverse

2:30pm-3:00pm    Coffee Break

3:00pm-4:00pm    Keynote
Victoria Stodden, “Reproducibility and Repositories"

4:00pm-5:00pm    Panel Discussion:  "Reproducibility and Data Sharing"
Victoria Stodden, Thomas Leeper (London School of Economics and Political Science), Margo Seltzer (SEAS, Harvard University), TBA
Moderated by Chistopher Gandrud (IQSS, Harvard University)