Publishing Data: Adoption and Implementation

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Date: 29 February 2016 17:00–19:00
Venue: Hitotsubashi Hall (venue map) – Conference room 3 (floor plan)
Note: The side event will befollowed by the RDA Newcomers and Publishing Data Joint Cocktail Reception at the Gakushi Kaikan 19:00–20:00
Organised by: World Data System (International Programme Office)

Scope of the event

The Publishing Data Working Groups and Interest Groups jointly sponsored by the Research Data Alliance and ICSU World Data System made their deliverables and recommendations available to the community. They have addressed essential and practical issues to help enable the publication of research data as part of the scholarly record: workflows, bibliometrics, literature and data interlinking services and cost recovery for data centres.

This side event will focus on adoption of recommendations and their implementation by relevant stakeholders: researchers and their institutions, data centres, scholarly publishers, and research funders.  Early adopters include members of the World Data System, the International Association of STM Publishers and the US National Information Standards Organization, openAIRE, OECD-GSF and others will present on the opportunities and challenges for the adoption of these building blocks critical to establish a sustainable publishing data infrastructure.


Venue: Hitotsubashi Hall (venue map) – Conference room 3 (floor plan)

17:00–17:10 Publishing Data: Adoption and Implementation

  • Introduction: Michael Diepenbroek, Co-chair RDA-WDS Data Publishing IG
    (Presentation PDF)

17:10–17:25 Live Demo

  • Data-Literature Interlinking Services: Hylke Koers, Co-chair RDA-WDS Data Publishing Services WG (Presentation PDF)

17:25–18:35 Adoption by Stakeholders (10 minutes each)

  • Workflows: adoption stories: Amy Nurnberger, Columbia University and Co-chair RDA-WDS Data Publishing Workflows WG (Presentation PDF)

  • Cost Recovery: adoption by policymakers: Carthage Smith, Lead Coordinator OECD-GSF (Presentation PDF)

  • Bibliometrics: role of standards: Todd Carpenter, NISO (Presentation PDF)

  • Adoption by scholarly publishers: Eefke Smit, STM and Co-chair RDA-WDS Data Publishing IG (Presentation PDF)

  • Adoption by data repositories and data services: Mustapha Mokrane, ICSU-WDS (Presentation PDF)

18:35–18:55 Discussion and future perspectives

19:00–20:00 Joint Cocktail Reception with RDA Newcomers at the Gakushi Kaikan


Speakers’ Bios

Michael Diepenbroek

Institute for Marine Environmental Sciences, University of Bremen, Germany

Michael Diepenbroek studied Computer Science at the Technical University of Berlin, before obtaining a Ph.D. in Geology from the Free University of Berlin. His geological research fields included sediment transport processes, statistics, and image analysis of sediment particles. He worked at the computer centre of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in Bremerhaven. He conceptualized and implemented the scientific information system Publishing Network for Geological and Environmental Data (PANGAEA). Until 2001, he was Managing Director of the ICSU World Data Centre (WDC) for Marine Environmental Sciences. Since 2011, he has been coordinator of PANGAEA.

Hylke Koers

Head of Content Innovation at Elsevier

Dr. Hylke Koers is the Head of Content Innovation at Elsevier, where he is responsible for Elsevier’s “Article of the Future” program to enhance the online article format. This includes improved online presentation, incorporating data and other digital content into the article format, and setting up bidirectional links between articles and data repositories. Before joining Elsevier in 2010, Hylke received a PhD in theoretical astrophysics from the University of Amsterdam and served as a postdoctoral research associate at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. He also worked as Business Development Manager for MathJax, an open-source rendering engine for mathematics on the web.

Amy Nurnberger

Research Data Manager, Columbia University, USA

As Research Data Manager, Amy’s primary role is to address the data life cycle needs of researchers through planning, outreach, and training. She also works to develop policies and best practices that enable research data management. Amy joins CDRS from The University of Texas at Austin where she received her M.S. in Information Studies in May 2012. While earning her degree she worked on various public service library projects at The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Before pursuing an education in information, Amy was a Validation Manager in pharmaceutical manufacturing.  She has a B.S. in Biochemistry from Michigan State University.

Carthage Smith

Lead, Global Science Forum (OECD)

Carthage Smith joined the OECD Global Science Forum Secretariat in June 2014 as Lead Coordinator. He is responsible for overseeing the Forum activities and working with members and delegates to define the overall strategy and priorities. He was originally trained as a biochemist, with a PhD in neuroscience (Newcastle University, UK). Prior to joining the GSF secretariat, he was Deputy Executive Director of the International Council for Science (ICSU, Paris) for twelve years. He also spent six years at the UK Medical Research Council, where he was Head of International Science Policy.

Todd Carpenter

Executive Director, NISO

Todd Carpenter joined NISO as Executive Director in September 2006. In this role, Todd provides leadership to NISO as well as focuses on improving constituency relationships, standards development, and operational procedures. Prior to joining NISO, Todd was Director of Business Development with BioOne, where he served the goals of both libraries and publishers by enhancing products, services, and distribution. Previously, Todd directed the marketing of approximately 60 academic journals and was closely involved in the growth of Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press. Todd is a graduate of Syracuse University and earned a masters degree in marketing from The Johns Hopkins University. He is editor of the recently published book, The critical component : standards in the information exchange environment, an active contributor the the Scholarly Kitchen blog, a regular standards column in Against the Grain.

Eefke Smit

Director of Standards and Technology, STM Publishers

Eefke Smit is the Director of Standards and Technology of the International Association of STM Publishers (see ) and coordinates the activities for STM members in the areas of technology developments and standards, such as for research data, text and data mining and digital preservation. She coordinates the work of the STM Future Lab Group and the STM Research Data group and organizes STM Innovations seminars in Europe and the US and several webinars for STM members. Representing STM in a variety of industry-wide standards organizations, projects and working groups, she serves among others on the Board of research data network DRYAD, the Board of the digital preservation coalition Alliance for Permanent Access and on advisory panels such as the CoData-ICSTU group for Data Citation, the NISO working group on Open Access Article Metadata, NISO’s business working group on Supplementary Journal Information, the DataCite working group on Certification Standards for Data centers, and is a member of Force11. She also is the STM participant in the EU-cofunded projects PARSE. Insight and APARSEN (both on digital preservation) and ODE (Opportunities for Data Exchange) and on the Advisory Board of the 4C project (Collaboration on Clarifying the Costs of Curation).

Mustapha Mokrane

Executive Director

Since March 2012, Mustapha Mokrane is the first Executive Director of the ICSU-WDS International Programme Office. Previously, he worked between 2009 and 2012 at the International Council for Science (ICSU) as Science and Information Technology Officer in charge of the coordination of ICSU's Scientific Data and Information activities and the liaison with its partners. He was also responsible for the information technology related activities within ICSU before 2003 and 2009. After moving from Algeria, his home country, he trained as molecular biologist in Marseille, France. Using transgenesis and microarrays technologies, he developed a drosophila model to elucidate the role of a gene involved in human cardiomyopathies. His scientific background covers genetics and bioinformatics and he developed a strong interest for scientific data and information challenges. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Aix-Marseille University.

Kerstin Lehnert

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University

Kerstin Lehnert is a Senior Research Scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Director of the NSF-funded IEDA data facility (Integrated Earth Data Applications). Dr. Lehnert has been involved in Geoinformatics development for over 15 years with a focus on community-driven data systems in the Geosciences. For example, she lead the development of the EarthChem system, and piloted the development and implementation of the International Geo Sample Number IGSN as a persistent unique identifier of Earth samples. She is currently Chair of the Geoinformatics Division of the Geological Society of America, and president-elect of the American Geophysical Union's Earth and Space Science Informatics Focus Group. She is a member of the NSF Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure.