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Faculty invited to provide input on research data needs


Posted June 18, 2020 by Ashley Washburn

Nebraska faculty are invited to participate in a series of online listening sessions intended to shape the future of research data services and infrastructure at UNL. The series runs June 22-July 17, with sessions organized around disciplinary topic areas.

Each session is structured to gather feedback from investigators who have similar data needs or work within scientific communities that have common data practices. Faculty are welcome to join multiple sessions. Participants can view the full schedule and register via the listening session website. Faculty unable to attend may provide feedback via a web form.

Sessions planned for next week include:

  • June 22, 3-4:30 p.m.: Architecture
  • June 23, 1-2:30 p.m.: Computational social sciences
  • June 24, 8:30-10 a.m.: Business
  • June 25, 3:30-5 p.m.: Chemistry

Dates and times for upcoming sessions will be posted on the listening session website. Topics will include: climate and environmental data; computational humanities, media and arts; computer science and engineering; engineering; education; genomics and bioinformatics; imaging; and mathematics and statistics.

Moderators will gather feedback from posing questions related to both personnel support and physical infrastructure needs, including data storage; processing and analysis infrastructure; software application needs; sensitive data requirements; archiving, curating and data repositories; funder and publisher requirements; and data consultation services. Participants may use breakout rooms to discuss other topics of interest.

“As we strive to meet the N|2025 goals to grow research, work across disciplines and collectively respond to grand challenges, we must ensure our research data infrastructure and personnel are equipped to meet the task,” said Jen Nelson, director of research strategy and infrastructure.

The sessions are hosted by the Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Holland Computing Center, University Libraries and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services.

For questions or more information, contact Jen Nelson.