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Connecting Journals
to Data Repositories

June 7, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA






Connecting Journals to Data Repositories
June 7, 2016 from 2pm-8:30pm


Harvard Medical School

260 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115

(see location page for more details)



Aims / Meeting description: This half-day workshop will bring together journal editors, publishers, data repositories, librarians, researchers, and funders to discuss how various tools, workflows, and policies can help efficiently connect compliant community data repositories with journals.



Speakers are allocated 15 minutes each (7 min presentation/8 min discussion).

Each session will end with a 15 minute discussion.


  • 2:00-3:15pm    Session 1 (moderated by Mercè Crosas):                                                                      Evolving Data Standards and Practices from The Scientific Community                                              

    • 2:00-2:10 Mercè Crosas, Chief Data Science and Technology Officer, IQSS, Harvard University (The Data Publishing Landscape)

    • 2:10-2:20 Piotr Sliz, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School (Data Publishing Standards and Practices from the Structural Biology Perspective)

    • 2:20-2:35 Tim Clark, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School (FORCE11 Data Citation Implementation in Neurology and Biomedical Informatics)

    • 2:35-2:50 Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director for Scientific Software and Applications, NCSA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (WholeTale Project)

    • 2:50-3:05 Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Data Archivist at Odum Institute University of North Carolina Chapel-Hill (Curation and Verification of Replication Data Published in Social Science Journals)

    • 3:05-3:15 Discussion


  • 3:15-3:30pm    Break


  • 3:30-5:30pm    Session 2 (moderated by Anita de Waard):

    Transparency in Practice: Promoting and Enabling Enhanced Publication of Data and Software


Format: Lightning talks: 7 slides max (need to be handed in in advance), 7 minutes each (bell will ring!), in two ‘clusters’, followed by discussion, speakers remain at front for discussion during their part.


Part 1: Publishers and journals:

  • 3:30-4:00:  Lightning talks:

  1. Milka Kostic, Senior Editor at Cell Press

  2. Kyle Vogan, a Senior Editor at Nature Genetics

  3. August Muench, Journals Data Scientist at American Astronomical Society (AAS)

  4. Valda Vinson, Deputy Editor at Science, AAAS 

  • 4:00-4:30: Discussion about journals and publishers


Part 2: Guidelines for journals:

  • 4:30-5:00:  Lightning talks:

  1. Kerstin Lehnert, Senior Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University (Coalition for Publishing Data in the Earth and Space Sciences (COPDESS))

  2. April Clyburne-Sherin, Center for Open Science (Guidelines for Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) in Journal Policies and Practices)

  3. ​Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University (Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) guidelines)

  • 5:00-5:30: Discussion about journals and publishers


  • 5:30-5:45pm    Break


  • 5:45-7:15pm    Session 3 (moderated by Todd Vision):

    Do Current Tools and Technologies Help Bridge the Connection Between Journals and Repositories? (followed by an open discussion as to what is lacking in the current tools and technologies)

    • 5:45-6:00 Todd Vision, Associate Professor, Department Biology and Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Information and Library Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Chair, Dryad Board of Directors (Project THOR)

    • 6:00-6:10 Eleni Castro, Research Coordinator, IQSS at Harvard University (Connecting Data Repositories with Journals)

    • 6:10-6:25 Chealsye Bowley, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Texas Woman's University (Open Data Button)

    • 6:25-6:40 Liz Krznarich, Front End Software Engineer at ORCID

    • 6:40-6:55 Hylke Koers, Head of Content Innovation, Elsevier (presented by Anita de Waard: RDA Publishing Data Services WG’s linked-data service for data and publications)

    • 6:55-7:10 Discussion

    • 7:10-7:15 Closing remarks (Mercè Crosas)

  • 7:15-8:30pm    Dinner for speakers and attendees (Atrium: right outside meeting room)


Workshop Chairs and Organizers:




Confirmed Attendees:
Tony Alves, Aries Systems
Phoebe Ayers, MIT
Daina Bouquin, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Chealsye Bowley, Open Access Button / Open Data Button 
Kyle Braak,Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Rachel Besen, MIT Press Journals
Ian Bruno, CCDC
Eleni Castro,Harvard University
Tim Clark, Massachusetts General Hospital 
April Clyburne-Sherin, Center for Open Science
Merce Crosas, Harvard University 
Anita de Waard, Elsevier
Tim Di Lauro, Johns Hopkins University
Jen Ferguson, Northeastern University
Ellen Finnie, MIT
Javier Hernandez, Polytechnical University of Valencia
Tom Hohenstein, Boston University 
William Jacoby, Michigan State University
Sebastian Karcher, Qualitative Data Repository Syracuse University
Daniel S. Katz, University of Illinois
Milka Kostic, Cell Press
Liz Krznarich, ORCID 
Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Odum Institute
Meredith LeMasurier, Nature Publishing Group
Kerstin Lehnert, Columbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Rory Macneil, Research Space
Alison McGonagle-O'Connell, Aries Systems
Pete Meyer, Harvard Medical School
August Muench, American Astronomical Society
Kate Nyhan, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale
Zachary Painter, UMass Dartmouth 
Paige Shaklee, Cell Press
Caroline Shamu, Harvard Medical School
Piotr Sliz, Harvard Medical School 
Sallly Ubnoske, Aries Systems Corporation
Dan Valen, figshare
Valda Vinson, Science
Todd Vision, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Liz Williams, Harvard Medical School


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