Because good research needs good data


Please note some timings may change.

Monday, 19 February 2018

08:15 – 09:00

Workshop Registration

Venue: Lobby

09:00 – 16:30


Venue: NH Collection Barcelona Tower

19:00 – 20:30

Pre-Conference Drinks Reception and Welcome Address

Eva Mendez, Associate professor, Library and Information Science Department as well as Deputy Vice-Rector of Scientific Policy, Open Science, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Venue: The Dome, NH Collection Barcelona Tower

Tuesday, 20 February 2018


08:00 – 09:00


Venue: Lobby 



Venue: Foyer Auditorio 

09:00 – 09:15


Kevin Ashley, Director of the Digital Curation Centre

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

09:15 – 10:00


No (Open) Science Without Data Curation: Five Lessons From the Study of Data Journeys

Sabina Leonelli, Professor in Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Exeter, UK

This talk discusses the conditions under which Open Science – and particularly Open Data - can be fostered by examining the history and current characteristics of existing practices of data management and re-use across biological and biomedical research projects. I lead an ERC project dedicated to the study of ‘data journeys’, that is the ways in which data are made to travel well beyond the sites in which they were originally produced. The study revealed several key challenges for Open Science implementation, which I will discuss in detail. I shall conclude that adequate, labour-intensive data curation is crucial to tackling these challenges in ways that are reliable and sustainable in the long term.

Chair: Sarah Jones

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

10:00 – 10:30


Venue: Foyer Auditorio

10:30 – 11:45

Research Papers

Chair: Liz Lyon

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

10:30 - 10:55

Measuring FAIR Principles to Inform Fitness for Use

Carolyn Hank, Bradley Wade Bishop, University of Tennessee, USA

10:55 - 11:20

Giving datasets context: a comparison study of institutional repositories that apply varying degrees of curation

Amy Koshoffer (University of Cincinnati), Amy Neeser (University of California Berkeley), Linda Newman (University of Cincinnati), Lisa Johnston (University of Minnesota), USA

11:20 - 11:45

Complexities of Digital Preservation in a Virtual Reality Environment, the Case of Virtual Bethel

Angela Murillo, Lidya Spotts, Andrea Copeland, Ayoung Yoon, Zebulun M Wood, University of Indiana-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

11:50 – 12:50

Enabling and Measuring FAIR Data

Chair: Carolyn Hank

Venue: Eiffel, Sears & Pisa

Cross-Institutional and National Data Services

Chair: Mary Donaldson

Venue: Jim Mao, Petronas & Liberty

11:50 – 12:10

Are research data sets FAIR in the long run?

Dennis Wehrle and Klaus Rechert, University of Freiburg, Germany

Data Curation Network: A Cross-Institutional Staffing Model for Curating Research Data

Lisa R Johnston, Jake Carlson, Cynthia Hudson-­Vitale, Heidi Imker, Wendy Kozlowski, Robert Olendorf, Claire Stewart, Mara Blake, Joel Herndon, Timothy McGeary, from 8 universities across USA

12:10 – 12:30

Enabling FAIR Data in the Earth and Space Sciences

Shelley Stall (American Geophysical Union), Kerstin Lehnert, Erin Robinson, Lynn Yarmey, Mark Parsons, Brian Nosek, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Brooks Hanson, USA

Making Everything Available. British Library Research Services and Research Data Strategy

Rachael Kotarski, Torsten Reimer, British Library, UK


12:30 – 12:50


National Research Infrastructure - Funder or Partner?

Angeletta Miranda Leggio, Australian National Data Service (ANDS), Australia

12:50 – 13:50

Lunch and Poster Exhibition

Venue: Foyer Auditorio

13:50 – 14:30

Minute Madness (Rapid-Fire Poster Presentations) - see posters

Chair: Magdalena Getler

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

14:30 – 15:30


Chair: Diana Sisu

Venue: Eiffel, Sears & Pisa


Chair: Elli Papadopoulou

Venue: Jim Mao, Petronas & Liberty

14:30 – 14:45

DMPRoadmap: new features in DMPonline and DMPTool, Sarah Jones, DCC, UK

The Arctic World Archive – securing data for coming generations, Roberto Gonzalez, Piql
14:45 – 15:00 What About ‘The Bit in The Middle’? - Enriching the Data Discovery to Preservation Journey with Compliant Active Data Management - Chris Roche, Aridhia  The Data Deposit Recommendation Service (DDRS), Peter Doorn, DANS, The Netherlands
15:00 – 15:15

DMPRoadmap: new features in DMPonline and DMPTool, Sarah Jones, DCC, UK - REPEAT

The Arctic World Archive – securing data for coming generations, Roberto Gonzalez, Piql - REPEAT
15:15 – 15:30 What About ‘The Bit in The Middle’? - Enriching the Data Discovery to Preservation Journey with Compliant Active Data Management - Chris Roche, Aridhia - REPEAT The Data Deposit Recommendation Service (DDRS), Peter Doorn, DANS, The Netherlands - REPEAT

15:30 – 16:00


Venue: Foyer Auditorio

16:00 – 17:20

More than Data

Chair: Alice Motes

Venue: Eiffel, Sears & Pisa

Repository Services

Chair: Rachael Kotarski

Venue: Jim Mao, Petronas & Liberty

16:00 – 16:20

Incorporating Software Curation into Research Data Management Services: Lessons Learned

Fernando Rios, University of Arizona, USA

Two libraries using one Texas Data Repository

Anna J Dabrowski from Texas A&M University, Jessica Trelogan from University of Texas at Austin, USA


Curating Scientific Workflows for Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Douglas Heintz, University of Illinois, Urbana-Campaign

Michael Gryk, University of Illinois & UCONN Health, USA

From passive to active, from generic to focussed: how can an institutional data archive remain relevant in a rapidly evolving landscape?

Maria J. Cruz, Jasmin Böhmer, Egbert Gramsbergen, Marta Teperek, Alastair Dunning, Madeleine de Smaele, TU Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands


Embedded Metadata Patterns Across Web Sharing Environments

Santi Thompson from University of Houston and Michelle Reilly from University of Arkansas, USA

Building Open-Source Digital Curation Services and Repositories at Scale

Richard Marciano, Gregory Jansen, Will Thomas, Sohan Shah, Michael Kurtz from University of Maryland, USA


Designing and Building Interactive Curation Pipelines for Natural Hazards Engineering Data

Maria Esteva, Craig Jansen, Josue Balandrano Coronel, from Texas Advanced Computing Center, USA


Free time

19:30 – 22:00

Conference Dinner

Venue: Aguelo013

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

08:30 – 09:00


Venue: Foyer Auditorio

09:00 – 09:45


Blending analytics and curation: data explorations from a library in a cultural organization

Luis Martínez-Uribe, Data Scientist at the Fundación Juan March

Digital curation activities ensure that data is looked after from the moment of creation and throughout its lifecycle with the aim of adding value to it and ensuring permanent access. One way to augment curation is using analytics as these two worlds blend well at many levels. For instance, data can be curated using supervised learning to categorize it, or with clustering methods that support the process of entity disambiguation, or using off-the-shelf AI for automatic transcription of audio, sentiment analysis or keyword extraction from text. In addition to curating data using analytics, once data is well curated, a wide range of analytical methods can provide insights into the way in which our organizations work and eventually those insights can be used to guide strategy. This talk will discuss the previous views illustrating them with activities from the DataLab at the Library of Fundación Juan March, a section dedicated to curation and analytics in a cultural organization devoted to the promotion of humanistic and scientific culture.

Chair: Angeletta Leggio

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

09:50 – 11:10

Ethics and Legal

Chair: Mariette van Selm

Venue: Eiffel, Sears & Pisa

Data Management Planning

Chair: Anneke Meyer

Venue: Jim Mao, Petronas & Liberty

09:50 – 10:10


The administrative load of sharing sensitive data - challenges and solutions?

Kirsty Merrett, Zosia Beckles, Stephen Gray, Debra Hiom, Kellie Snow, Damian Steer from University of Bristol, UK


Keep calm and fill in your DMP: Lessons Learnt from a Swiss DMP-template initiative

Nathalie Lambeng, Lorenza Salvatori, Karine Delvert, Aude Dieudé, Jan Krause, Raphaël Rey, Mathilde Panes, Eliane Blumer, Ana Sesartic, Matthias Töwe, from EPFL and ETH Zurich, Switzerland

10:10 - 10:30


Tagging Privacy-Sensitive Data According to the New European Privacy Legislation: GDPR DataTags - a Prototype

Peter Doorn, DANS, The Netherlands


Remediation Data Management Plans: a tool for recovering research data from messy, messy projects

Clara Llebot Lorente, OSU Libraries and Press, Oregon State University, USA


10:30 – 10:50


Data Mining Research with In-copyright and Use-limited Text Datasets: Preliminary Findings from a Systematic Literature Review and Stakeholder Interviews

Megan Senseney, Eleanor Dickson, Bertram Ludäscher from University of Illinois, USA and Beth Namachchivaya from University of Waterloo, Canada

A Landscape Survey of #ActiveDMPs

Sarah Jones from DCC (UK), Stephanie Simms from California Digital Library (USA), Tomasz Miksa from University of Vienna (Austria), Daniel Mietchen from University of Virginia (USA), Natasha Simmons from Australian National Data Service (Australia)


10:50 - 11:10


Secure Data For The Future - A Risk Assesment

Bendik Bryde, Roberto Gonzalez Siguero, from, international organisation


11:10 – 11:30


Venue: Foyer Auditorio

11:30 – 12:50

Data Creation and Re-Use Studies

Chair: Ana van Gulick

Venue: Eiffel, Sears & Pisa

Data Policy and Guidance

Chair: Lisa Johnston

Venue: Jim Mao, Petronas & Liberty

11:30 – 11:50


Finding, accessing, reusing: art making, digital curation and real-world value

Laura Molloy, University of Oxford, UK

Advancing Policy and Changes for Graduate Data Management

Zhiwu Xie, Jonathan Petters, Gail McMillan, Andrea Ogier, Tyler Walters, Virginia Tech, USA

11:50 – 12:10

Experimenting with Citizen Scholarship: ‘Our Theatre Royal Nottingham: its stories, people and heritage’

Laura Carletti, Jo Robinson, University of Nottingham, UK

The impact on authors and editors of introducing Data Availability Statements at Nature journals

Rebecca Grant, Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Springer Nature, UK

12:10 – 12:30

Emerging Roles for Optimising Re-Use of Open Government Data

Fanghui Xiao, Liz Lyon, Ning Zou from University of Pittsburgh and Robert M Gradeck from University of Pittsburgh Center for Social and Urban Research, USA

Disciplinary data publication guides

Zosia Beckles, Stephen Gray, Debra Hiom, Kirsty Merrett, Kellie Snow, Damian Steer from University of Bristol, UK

12:30 – 12:50


Tiny Data: Building a Community of Practice around Humanities Datasets

Veronica-Gaia Ikeshoji-Orlati, Mary Anne Caton, Suellen Stringer-Hye, Vanderbilt University, USA

Data Stewardship - addressing disciplinary data management needs

Marta Teperek from TU Delft and Maria J. Cruz, Ellen Verbakel, Jasmin Böhmer and Alastair Dunning from 4TU.Centre for Research Data, The Netherlands

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch and Poster Exhibition

Venue: Foyer Auditorio

14:00 – 15:30

Birds of a Feather


Led by: Paul Stokes/Chris Roche

Venue:Atria 3

Use of (Open Research) Data in Teaching

Led by: Myke Jetten

Venue: Atria 2

Cost of Data Management

Led by: Marta Teperek

Venue: Sears and Pisa

The Reproducibility Crisis

Led by: Emma McDonald

Venue: Petrona's and Liberty

15:30 – 16:00


Venue: Foyer Auditorio

16:00 – 16:45


Collaborating Across Communities: Leveraging Our Strengths for Sustainable Programs and Services

Nancy McGovern, Director of Digital Preservation at MIT Libraries

The skills, strengths, and experiences of many domains and communities – data curation, digital curation, digital preservation, data science, archival science, records management, computer science, information technology, library science, and more – contribute to developing sustainable digital curation and preservation programs and services on behalf of institutions and users of all kinds. Building on a deepening understanding within and across our domains of curation in terms of what we do as well as how and why, it is imperative that we broaden our focus on who is included, prepared, and engaged in curating the digital content we commit to keeping and sharing for the long-term. Fostering the most durable digital curation community means ensuring inclusion of all kinds – social, demographic, professional, and technical. If we bring together our cumulative innovation and creativity to collaborate at a common table, we will continually bring our best selves to our shared challenges and forge solutions that partner humans and technologies.

Chair: Barbara Sierman

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

16:45 – 16:55

Award for Best Paper and Best Poster

Chair: Donna McRostie

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

16:55 – 17:20

Wrap up

Cliff Lynch

Chair: Donna McRostie

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

17:20 – 17:30

Closing Remarks

Kevin Ashley

Chair: Donna McRostie

Venue: Auditorio Millenium

Thursday, 22 February 2017

08:15 – 09:00

Workshop Registration

Venue: Lobby

09:00 – 16:00


Venue: NH Collection Barcelona Tower