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FORCE2018 at McGill University on October 11-12, 2018 – with pre-conference workshops on Oct 10 hosted at Concordia University
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Wednesday, October 10 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Measuring and Mapping Data Reuse: An Interactive Workshop on Metrics for Data

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All pre-conference workshops required separate registration. That registration process is now CLOSED and this workshop is full.  

Though researchers are increasingly sharing their data, and both funders and publishers have adopted policies requiring data sharing, little work has been done to determine what actually happens to shared data. Are they being reused, and if so, by whom and for what purpose? Knowing how, why, and to what extent datasets are reused could inform curation decisions and help reward researchers who share high value datasets. While data citation provides a potential mechanism for tracking data reuse, the uptake of data citation has thus far been relatively low, and systems do not yet exist to easily track data citations. This workshop will provide an overview of some of the existing challenges in characterizing data reuse, as well as engage attendees in brainstorming potential solutions that research communities could adopt to facilitate measuring and mapping data reuse.

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Lisa Federer

Data Science and Open Science Librarian, NIH