[ESIP-all] Time is Running Out - Register Today

Bonnie Carroll via ESIP-all esip-all at lists.esipfed.org
Mon Nov 10 10:24:27 EST 2014

*Data Infrastructure: The Importance of*
*Quality and Integrity*

*Thursday, November 20, 2014*
*9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST*
*Hosted by NTIS at the US Patent and Trademark Office*
*Madison Auditorium, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314*



The Open Data movement has dramatically altered the flow of research
findings for those involved in creating, managing or using scientific data.
Whether you work within a government agency, library, scholarly society,
academic institution or the commercial sector, the expectations, roles and
responsibilities for data integrity are rapidly changing.  Join CENDI and
NFAIS on Thursday, November 20, 2014 as we explore the technical,
financial, political, and social/cultural forces that must be considered
for ensuring the quality and integrity of scientific data.

A fantastic cadre of speakers has been put together including:

   - *Dr. Marcia McNutt*, Editor-in-Chief of *Science* Magazine and former
   Director of the USGS.
   - *Dr. Michael Stebbins*, Assistant Director for Biotechnology at the
   Office of Science & Technology Policy, and *Daniel Morgan*, Chief Data
   Officer of the Department of Transporation.
   - *Dr. Laura Biven*, Senior Science and Technology Advisor at the
   Department of Energy, and *Dr. Isaac Kohane* from Harvard Medical
   School, and *Dr. Jane Silverthorne*, Deputy Assistant Director at the
   National Science Foundation.
   - *Dr. Jane Greenberg*, Professor and Director of Metadata Research
   Center at Drexel University, *Dr. Bruce Wilson*, representing Oak Ridge
   National Laboratory and DataOne, and *Megan Force* from Thomson Reuters.

*Registration fees are $125 for CENDI and NFAIS members and $150 for
non-members. Government agencies may contact Elinda Deans (ehar at loc.gov
<ehar at loc.gov>) regarding use of your FT account for this conference.*

***Preliminary Agenda***

*9:05 - 9:15 am*

*Welcome and Opening Remarks*
*Marcie Granahan, Executive Director, NFAIS*
*Jerry Sheehan, CENDI Chair, National Library of Medicine*

*9:15 - 10:00 am*

*Providing the Landscape*
*Dr. Marsha McNutt, Editor-in-Chief, Science Magazine, American Association
for the Advancement of Science*

Dr. McNutt, Editor-in-Chief of Science Magazine and former director of
USGS, provides an overview of the current landscape and the issues
surrounding data quality and integrity, as well as reproducibility and
shifts in policy, major stakeholders, and identified needs.

*10:00 - 11:00 am*

*Policy Implications*
*Dr. Michael Stebbins, Assistant Director for Biotechnology, Office of
Science and Technology Policy [invited]; Daniel Morgan, Chief Data Officer,
Department of Transportation*
*Moderator: Bonnie C. Carroll, CENDI Executive Director*

This session focuses on the federal Data Quality Act and Executive Memos
issued by the Office of Scientific and Technical Policy on scientific data
quality and integrity, as well as the directive for agencies to have a plan
for public access to scientific data and collections, and how agencies are
addressing the issue of data quality in plans being created and submitted
for approval.

*11:00 - 11:15am *

*Break and Networking Opportunity*


*11:15 am - 12:45 pm*

*Perspectives of Initiators, Funders, and Managers*
*Dr. Laura Bivens, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, Office of
Science, Department of Engery; Dr. Isaac Kohane, Co-Director of Center for
Biomedical Informatics, Havard Medical School; Dr. Jane Silverthorne,
Deputy Assistant Director, BIO Directorate, National Science Foundation*

Initiators, funders, and managers discuss requirements and expectations,
roles and responsibilities, challenges and lessons learned, as well as
provenance, privacy and necessary protections for data quality and

*12:45 - 1:30 pm *

*Lunch *(to be provided)


*1:30 - 3:00 pm*

*Disseminators and Service Providers*
*Dr. Jane Greenberg, Professor and Director of Metadata Research Center,
Drexel University; Dr. Bruce E. Wilson, Enterprise Architect, Oak Ridge
National Laboratory, DataONE; Megan Force, Digital Research Analyst for
Physical Science, Thomson Reuters*
*Moderator: Jill O'Neill, Director, Professional Development, NFAIS*

Content disseminators and service providers discuss user needs and quality
benchmarks in regard to provenance, integrity of data, and perservation of
curation, as well as privacy, necessary protections, and the impact of
specific disciplinary requirements.

*3:15 - 4:30 pm *

*Final Discussion and Moderated Wrap-up*
*Moderators: Dr. Michael Huerta, Associate Director of Program
Development, andJerry Sheehan, Assistant Director of Policy Development,
National Library of Medicine*

This closing session summarizes the challenges and identifies gaps, as
panelists and participants discuss necessary next steps to ensuring a
robust data life cycle.

*4:30 pm*

*Bonnie C. Carroll, Executive Director, CENDI*

Online registration is now open at


*Jill O'Neill*
Director, Professional Development
801 Compass Way, Suite 201
Annapolis, MD 21401
(443) 221-2980 Phone
(443) 221-2981 Fax
jilloneill at nfais.org

*Kathryn Simon*
Admin Coordinator, CENDI Secretariat
c/o Information International Associates, Inc.
104 Union Valley Road
Oak Ridge, TN  37830
(865) 298-1234 Office
(865) 293-2537 Mobile
(865) 481-0390 Fax
ksimon at iiaweb.com
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