Break Out Sessions

Wednesday, March 13

Domain Specific Implementations

This session will seek to address some of the following questions: since one solution for research data management will not fit all requirements, how do we organize domain specific research communities to work together and define their needs? Are there success stories from particular domains that we can learn from?

Additionally, progress has been made in developing easy to use software and tools for high performance, secure, reliable file transfer and synchronization between storage endpoints. With requirements being different from field to field, what software and tools are available for Data Management Implementations on our campuses? What software seamlessly extends access and integration with national and international cyber infrastructures?

Partnering for RDMI

Data management implementations require subject specialists in various fields. This session will give these specialists an opportunity to discuss connecting the latest relevant computational techniques, information resources and data management approaches.  Given  that the data deluge is not just at research institutions, this session will also include discussion on the number of industrial and corporate institutions that are also dealing with data lifecycle management issues. Many commercial solutions are being implemented to try to address the same problem.

Thursday, March 14

Data Models and Preservation

When referring to data management, libraries are increasingly playing an important role for the implementation of metadata standards. This session will discuss the various metadata standards that need to be compatible as library professionals becomes more involved in academic and scientific research data management. The session will also address effective data management implementations that require inclusion of well-understood concepts of data modeling, provenance and preservation for each domain or research community.

Funding and Operational Models

Research grants are usually funded for a defined period of time, however the value of some research data may continue in perpetuity. This session will address the question: With the deluge of data, what data should be kept and for hone long? The session will also discuss the question of whether there are funding and operational models available to provide for the continued storage and preservation of data.