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Data Experts on Career Development: Perspectives on Data Management Across Time, Disciplines, and Research Environments with Bruce Wilson

5 September

Bruce Wilson is a chemist by original training, who found himself drowning in data as a result of work in industrial process analytical chemistry and some early successes in high throughput research methods. His work building tools to meet his own data management needs led to building tools to help other scientists across a wide range of domains manage, find, and use data. Bruce presently serves as the Manager for the NASA-funded Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (ORNL DAAC) and as the Group Leader for ORNL’s Remote Sensing and Environmental Informatics Group. In this webinar, Bruce shared his thoughts about successes and challenges as an individual contributor and a leader in data management and scientific cyberinfrastructure, based on a career that includes work in industry, government labs, and academia. Bruce also answered questions from guests in a Q&A sessions from two different timezones, which have been combined into this comprehensive recording.


Roaring into the Future of Research

A Conversation with the Research Organization Registry’s Amanda French

23 August at 5PM UTC

The Research Organization Registry (ROR) is a community-led project building an open, sustainable, usable, and unique identifier for every research organization in the world. ROR IDs help connect research outputs to the organizations that produced them, increasing discoverability and reproducibility. 

This webinar featured ROR’s Amanda French, who provided an overview of the ROR registry, how to register your organization for an ID, and how ROR IDs are being used by repositories, publishers, funders, and other stakeholders. There was also a live Q&A session. 

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Data Experts on Career Development: Open Session with David Castle

17 May 2023

This webinar was led by Dr. David Castle, Professor in the School of Public Administration and the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria and Researcher in Residence at the Office of the Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada. He is also the Chair of the World Data System Scientific Committee (WDS-SC).

In this webinar, Dr. Castle discussed the concept of “cumulative progress” and how career advancement can involve chance and serendipity, as well as preparation and curiosity. He cited Louis Pasteur’s statement, “Chance favors the prepared mind,” to emphasize the importance of being receptive to unexpected opportunities. He also shared his own career path from science to philosophy to ethics, which was influenced by various encounters and interests. He encouraged participants to be open-minded and network with diverse peers and mentors.

CoreTrustSeal and World Data System: Partners Advocating for Data Repositories–Getting to Know CTS and WDS

20 April 2023

On 20 April at 1pm Eastern (5pm UTC), we hosted a webinar with Meredith Goins, Executive Director of World Data System International Program Office, and Jon Crabtree, Chair of the CoreTrustSeal Board of Directors. They introduced us to World Data System and the CoreTrustSeal, two organizations that used to share an office and now collaborate as partners to support data repositories.

Why attend SciDataCon 2023?

14 April 2023

Are you interested in learning more about SciDataCon, the international conference on data for research and innovation, which will be taking place as an integral part of International Data Week 2023: A Festival of Data, Salzburg, Austria, 23-26 October 2023?

The Committee on Data (CODATA) and World Data System (WDS), both data organizations established by the International Science Council, organized a webinar entitled “Why attend SciDataCon 2023?”. In the webinar Simon Hodson and Meredith Goins share their insights on and discuss with the community the themes, topics, and submission process of SciDataCon 2023. The event recording and slides may be useful to understand the background on SciDataCon and IDW conference in general as well as to answer questions that you may have regarding scope of this years’ edition and opportunities it offers

Research Analysis: WDS Members and Canadian CTS Cohort Needs Assessment

14 March 2023

Caroline Lee of the WDS_ITO presented on the results of a review conducted by the World Data System’s International Technology and International Program Offices. The review aimed to identify the needs and challenges faced by the WDS and Canadian CTS Cohort members by analyzing their strategic plans and technical roadmaps. The webinar focused on discussing the new organizational assessment method used in the review, the findings of the review, and was followed by a Q&A session.

Data Experts on Career Development: Open Session with Claudia Medeiros

28 February 2023

This was a special webinar for early career researchers. Claudia Medeiros, vice chair of the WDS Scientific Committee, discussed her career trajectory and answered questions from early career researchers interested in how to manage research data, to make their research more visible, and to enhance collaboration with others.

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