LIBER Webinar: Finding and Reusing Research Data
Sharing research data is a practice that is increasingly encouraged by funders, institutions, and research communities.
Policies, tools and training programmes are being developed to assist researchers and data providers to make data available in a way that optimizes data findability, accessibility, interoperability and reusability (i.e. according to the FAIR principles). One of the promises driving both data sharing and policy development is that shared data can and will be discovered and reused; but are users (researchers, librarians, students) discovering this data? And if they are finding them, (how) are they reusing them?
In this webinar, on 11 April at 1400 CET, organised by LIBER’s Research Data Management Working Group, Kathleen Gregory presents an overview of recent research investigating how researchers and librarians engage in practices of finding, understanding and reusing research data. She provides tips for finding research data and an opportunity for attendees to consider what this research means for developing services at their own organizations.
Kathleen Gregory is a researcher and PhD candidate at the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. She holds an MS in Library and Information Science and an MA in Education and has worked as a science librarian on research data and scholarly communication topics in both the United States and Germany. Her research interests span the intersection of information behavior, science and technology studies and data practices. Her current work examines how researchers discover, make sense of and reuse research data.