Research Data Management (RDM) iCoP


We are an informal community of practice (iCoP) for researchers and service providers on campus to discuss issues around research data management, reproducibility, data storage, security, archiving, sharing, preservation - and beyond. Let's talk about how these needs are being addressed on campus and look for opportunities to partner and learn from one another. 

Upcoming Events: 

Research Data Management Speaker Series 2018-2019

This series will address a wide range of issues related to research data including data management, archiving, ownership, retention, security, storage, and transfer. Events are open to all.

October 2018

Minnesota Government Data Practices Act, FOIA, and other laws that impact University Data

Thursday, October 25, 2018 3pm - 4:30 in Walter 402

Speakers: Susan McKinney, Director, Records & Information Management

November: Tools for Automating Research Data Management

(tentative) Thursday, November 15, 2018 3:00-4:00pm

December: Pre-registration as a mechanism toward Reproducibility: Experiences from U of M labs

(tentative) Thursday, December 13, 2018 3pm-4:30 in Walter 402

Past Events:

September 24, 2018

Research Data and Federal Regulations: Commenting and Advocating from an Academic Perspective

Federal policy and regulations have always had an intersection with academia, but the nexus between public policy and academic interests is becoming more and more common as academic researchers and scientists contribute to bodies of research that help the government make these policies. The idea that policy should be based on rigorous research and data is not controversial; however, the ways in which rigor is defined or verified and how openly accessible research data needs to be can have significant consequences for both past and future research and legislation. The US Environmental Protection Agency's recent proposed rule, "Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science," provided an opportunity to consider the role of transparency in rule-making and how academia can impact this process. Please join us to learn about the details of the proposed rule, how the regulatory process works, the University’s involvement and response, and the actions taken by other institutions. We will welcome discussion around campus-wide efforts toward similar federal proposals and how we can break down silos for a bigger impact.

When: Sep 24, 2018 at 1:00 - 2:00pm
Where: Walter 101

Speakers: Shannon Farrell, Caitlin Bakker, Shanda Hunt, Alicia Kubas, Allison Langham-Putrow (University Libraries)

Link to Slides