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Thursday, July 21 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Defining 5 star data for researchers

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Researchers know that if they want to publish their paper they need to get a DOI for the associated data and include a citation. However, many/most have not yet learned why picking the easiest place to store data (and acquire a DOI) may not be helpful to the larger research community - or even to themselves in the future. The 5-stars of data will hopefully start to fix this problem by defining the pros and cons for researchers to consider for achieving each star for their data.

Facets for discussion might influence definitions and ratings; domain specificity of metadata; a repository’s in-house domain expertise and user support; tooling; quality aspects (e.g, to determine fitness for purpose, limitations); metadata about methods, processing, instrumentation, or provenance; support for preservation of the workflows used in processing, etc.; and avoiding data misinterpretation.

Defined aspects of the data management (DM) life cycle that apply to data reuse can be used by those engaged in DM training, and provide a framework to organize their educational units. The benefits of improving data curation will enable more uses of the data by those within the represented domain as well as others.

Let's not talk about creating a FAIR dataset, let's talk about creating a better dataset - P Tarrant
Recommended Ways to Prepare: Review the draft 5-star data definitions - come with your reasons why each star level is or is not good enough for a researcher depositing data (both now and in the future)

DRAFT LINK HERE: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10o3xZDku4wtiDLSibAM1iVkXMJaUK8N3NvASldu1zG8/edit

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Shelley Stall

Vice President Open Science Leadership, American Geophysical Union
Shelley Stall is the Vice President of the American Geophysical Union’s Data Leadership Program. She works with AGU’s members, their organizations, and the broader research community to improve data and digital object practices with the ultimate goal of elevating how research... Read More →
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Ruth Duerr

Research Scholar, Ronin Institute for Independent Scholarship
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Bob Downs

Senior Digital Archivist, Columbia University
Dr. Robert R. Downs serves as the senior digital archivist and acting head of cyberinfrastructure and informatics research and development at CIESIN, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, a research and data center of the Columbia Climate School of Columbia... Read More →
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Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California, Santa Barbara
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Ballroom 3 600 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222