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AzLA Prof Development Webinar: A Tri-University Approach to Strengthen Arizona Research Data Management Services  In-Person

Please register for this online webinar here -  https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oSRr64SzRFG9Nlz7xNcpow 

Program Description:

 Since 2017 information professionals at Arizona State have collaborated with those at the University of Arizona (the only state university in Arizona with a medical school) and Northern Arizona University on multiple cross-disciplinary scholarly communications projects. Arising in lock-step with these efforts are data compliance, sharing, and preservation questions that we must address at the institution level. The impacts of COVID-19 on academia affected all aspects of the research ranging from the undergraduate experience to the research enterprise. Research activities centered on the virus have been a priority of funders such as the NSF and NIH, with an added global interest in sharing that research as quickly as possible. In this presentation, attendees will gain an inside view of how the libraries at the three universities collaboratively tackled research data management issues highlighted by the pandemic, including an increased need to provide data sharing services and the lack of a tri-university research data policy.



Fernando Rios, Research Data Management Specialist, University of Arizona.  Rios provides data management and data curation consulting for researchers, staff and students at the University of Arizona. He assists in developing plans for effective data management, sharing, and publishing, providing best practices for writing shareable and reusable software; and increasing efficiency and impact via tools and workflows for reproducible research. Rios has a background in geography and scientific computing, and his current interests include research reproducibility and research software preservation with the goal of improving research transparency, accessibility, and stewardship. Rios has a PhD in Geography from the University of Buffalo.

Brittany Blanchard, Research Programs Librarian, Northern Arizona University. Brittany oversees NAU’s institutional repository OpenKnowledge@NAU. She works with researchers on constructing effective data management plans for grants and helps find suitable repositories for data that aligns with funder requirements.  Her research interests are centered around all things Open, including science, access & educational resources.

Matthew Harp, Research Data Services and Outreach Librarian, Arizona State University. His research interests include scalable, open research infrastructure and responsible stewardship of research outputs. He provides consultations and workshops on research data management and sharing and manages ASU’s Dataverse Research Data Repository publication requests. Matthew also worked as a Digital Library Projects Manager and shared strategies for library podcasting and outreach efforts.


Thursday, July 14, 2022
Time (MST):
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)