June 14: Pre-Meeting Workshops


9:30am-12:00pm    IQSS Workshop: Best Practices for Building Social Science R Packages (Room S050)
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 on contributing to open-source development of Dataverse. We'll offer the following sessions and events:

  • 9:30am-10:00am    Kickoff: (re)Introductions to the IQSS Development Team, Contributing code to Dataverse, Changes over the last year (Room S050)
  • 10:00am-11:30am    Breakout Sessions:
    • APIs: Are you interested in building something to integrate with Dataverse using our APIs or client libraries? 
    • SPIs and Modularity: Are you interested in learning about Dataverse's emergent modular architecture?
    • Core/Metadata: Do you want to contribute to the core code of Dataverse? Are you interested in how metadata is stored, accessed, and updated in Dataverse? 
  • 11:30am-12:00pm    Retrospective: A review of the last year in the developer community and an open time for us to reflect around three questions: What should we keep doing? What should we stop doing? What are some things we should try? Let's find ways for all of us to work better together. (Room S020)

10:00am-12:00pm    Dataverse User Training Workshop (Room S020)
by Sonia Barbosa (IQSS, Harvard University)
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Join Sonia Barbosa, Manager of Data Curation, for a detailed overview of Dataverse 4.6.1; including the new login options and file page features. There will be time for individual questions on how to use Dataverse.

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


1:00pm-5:00pm    Dataverse Development Workshop - Hackathon (Room S030)
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Let's exercise the new skills learned in the Developer's Workshop morning sessions and then spend the afternoon working together on building the first Dataverse Community Meeting release!

1:00pm-5:15pm    Data-PASS Workshop: Evolving Practices for Data Management and Sharing (Room S020)

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. (by invitation only - if interested, please contact the organizers)

5:30pm    Social Event

June 15: Dataverse Community Day 1

Room: Tsai Auditorium

9:00am-9:30am        Coffee and Breakfast    

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

10:00am-10:30am    What We've Been Up to Since #dataverse2016    
Danny Brooke and Dataverse Team

10:30am-11:00am    Coffee Break

Collaborations to Support New Research Communities
Moderated By Gustavo Durand (IQSS, Harvard University)

11:00am-11:15am    Dataverse Large Data Extension and SBGrid Data Bank
Pete Meyer (SBGrid, Harvard Medical School)

11:15am-11:30am    Cloud Dataverse on the Massachuesetts Open Cloud
Gustavo Durand (IQSS, Harvard University)
Sarah Ferry (Massachusetts Open Cloud, Boston University)
Jeremy Freudberg (Massachusetts Open Cloud, Boston University)

11:30am-11:45pm    Cloud Dataverse on MS Azure

11:45am-12:00pm    Handle Minting Restored: The Harvard-CIMMYT Partnership
Richard Fulss (CIMMYT)
Jesús Herrera (CIMMYT)

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch (with discussion tables)    

Institutional Dataverses: From Repository Evaluations to Data Sharing
Moderated By Ceilyn Boyd (Harvard Library)

1:00pm-1:15pm    Data Repository Evaluation Process
Jen Doty (Emory University)

1:15pm-2:30pm    Panel on Dataverse Repositories
Peking University Dataverse, China, Ling Zhu
Cariniana Network, Brazil, Miguel Ángel Márdero Arellano
Dataverse North, Canada, Amber Leahey, James Doiron, Erin MacPherson
Texas Data Repository, USA, Courtney Mumma
DataverseNL, Netherlands, Marion Wittenberg

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 (University of Virginia)
Barbara Bierer (Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Josh Greenberg (Sloan Foundation)
Rick McCullough (Harvard  University)
Alyssa Goodman (Harvard University)
Moderated by Mercè Crosas (IQSS, Harvard University)

5:00pm-7:00pm    Cocktail Reception & Poster Session

June 16: Dataverse Community Day 2

Room: Tsai Auditorium

9:00am-9:30am    Coffee and Breakfast

9:30am-10:30am    The Roadmap Ahead, Dataverse UI/UX, and Community Discussion    
Danny Brooke and Dataverse Team

10:30am-11:00am    Coffee Break    

Research Data in Dataverse
Moderated By Sonia Barbosa (IQSS, Harvard University)

11:00am-11:15am    IFPRI’s Open Data in the Dataverse: Fueling Scientific Research Through Discovery, Accessibility, Reusability, and Interoperability
Nilam Prasai (IFPRI)
Indira Yerrameareddy (IFPRI)

11:15am-11:30am    The Development of DataverseNL Data Repository as Structured Data Hub
Vyacheslav Tykhonov (Data Archiving and Networked Services)    

11:30am-11:45am    Data from Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

11:45am-12:00pm    Use Cases for Enhanced Metadata Support Using the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
Amber Leahey (Scholar's Portal)
Kevin Worthington (Scholar's Portal)

12:00pm-1:00pm    Lunch (with discussion tables)

Dataverse Tool Integrations to Support the Data Lifecycle
Moderated By Danny Brooke (IQSS, Harvard University)

1:00pm-1:15pm    From Dataverse to the Data Universe: Connecting Dataverse to a Number of RDM Tools    
Anita de Waard (Elsevier)

1:15pm-1:30pm    RSpace and Dataverse: Integrating an Electronic Lab Notebook with a Data Repository
Rory Macneil (Research Space)

1:30pm-1:45pm    Integration of Dataverse with the Open Science Framework - Time for Use Cases    
Sherry Lake (University of Virginia)

1:45pm-2:00pm    Dataverse and OpenScholar -- Their Interoperability Equates to a More Comprehensive Web Platform Solution for Universities
Jessica Drislane (Director of Strategy, OpenScholar)
Bilsi Balakrishnan (Technical Lead, OpenScholar)

2:00pm-2:15pm    Reproducibility, and Reuse of Scientific Code
Simon Adar (Code Ocean)

2:15pm-2:30pm    TwoRavens: Intuitive Statistical Exploration, Model Extraction, and Curation
Vito D'Orazio (University of Texas at Dallas)
James Honaker (SEAS, Harvard University)

2:30pm-3:00pm    Coffee Break    

3:00pm-4:00pm    Keynote
Victoria Stodden, “Toward a Reproducible Scholarly Record"

4:00pm-5:00pm    Panel Discussion:  "Toward a Reproducible Scholarly Record: How to Prevent Researcher Fatigue?"
Victoria Stodden (University of Illinois)
Thomas Leeper (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Margo Seltzer (SEAS, Harvard University)

Sean Kross (Johns Hopkins University)
Moderated by Christopher Gandrud (IQSS, Harvard University)

5:00pm  Closing Remarks, Mercè Crosas