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Sunday, April 17 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Innovations in Curation FULL

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Data are being generated at unprecedented rates, while research budgets are flat or declining in many countries. The research community must find more efficient models for storing, organizing, and accessing data. For a typical data resource, maintaining data is only a fraction of the total cost of data management. The larger cost is associated with finding, accessing, interoperating, and reusing (FAIR) the data—a cost widely underappreciated. Hence, this workshop will examine the importance, impact, and innovation in the field of data curation for digital ecosystems.

Topics to be addressed include: developing consistency among standards, tools, protocols; improving accuracy of text mining; integrating curation into research, publishing, reviewing workflows and laboratory information systems; existing “gold standard” curation vs alternative methods, e.g., crowdsourcing, automation. What are concrete examples where curation has added value and lack of curation has been disastrous? Do we have metrics to evaluate success? Additionally, the training and role of professional curators will be discussed. This workshop will draw upon all key stakeholders—curation practitioners and researchers, data users and reusers, publishers, funders, resource providers. The goal is to promote innovation in curation by gaining an understanding of pain points and opportunities along the data lifecycle.

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Matthew Brush

Senior Research Associate, Oregon Health and Science University
Ontology Development, Data Integration, Curation
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Allen Dearry


Emma Ganley

Chief Editor, PLOS Biology, PLOS
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Melissa Haendel

Chief Research Informatics Officer, University of Colorado
Melissa Haendel is the Chief Research Informatics Officer at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She directs the Center for Data to Health (CD2H), the Monarch Initiative, and the National Covid Cohort Collaborative. Her background is molecular genetics and developmental... Read More →

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Room 1S008 (25 seats) OHSU Collaborative Life Sciences Building