Workshop: Data management plans for linguistic research

Event Date/Time: 
Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
Event Details: 
  • Susan Smythe Kung, Archive Manager of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin,
  • Andrea Berez­Kroeker, Director of the Kaipuleohone Language Archive and Linguistics Professor at the University of Hawaiʻi,
  • Lauren Collister, Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.

**All three instructors hold PhDs in linguistics and have vast experience managing data and writing DMPs

The rising tide of data management and sharing requirements from funding agencies, publishers, and institutions has created a new set of pressures for researchers who are already stretched for time and funds. While it can feel like yet another set of painful hurdles, in reality, the process of creating a Data Management Plan (DMP) can be a surprisingly useful exercise, especially when done early in a project’s lifecycle. Good data management, practiced throughout one’s career, can save time, money, and frustration, while ultimately helping increase the impacts of research. This 2­day workshop will involve lecture and discussion around concepts of data management throughout the data lifecycle (from data creation, storage, and analysis to data sharing, archiving, and reusing), as well as related issues such as intellectual property, copyright, open access, data citation, attribution, and metrics. Participants will learn about data management best practices and useful tools while engaging in activities designed to produce a DMP that will be suitable for submission to the NSF Linguistics and Documenting Endangered Languages programs, as well as other federal agencies such as NEH. Participants should come with a real or hypothetical project in mind; at the end of the workshop, they will have a draft of a DMP designed specifically for that project. Participants should bring laptops.

Location : 
Jacob Science Building, Room 114