Research Data Management and Compliance at Harvard

Presentation Date: 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Harvard IT Summit

Presentation Slides: 

Panel at Harvard IT Summit with Simone Alpen, Mercè Crosas, Ceilyn Boyd, Caroline Shamu, Scott Yoockel, Ara Tahmassian 

This panel will discuss current efforts taking place at Harvard to coordinate research data management across the schools, with collaboration between the Office of Vice Provost for Research, the Library, and Information Technology. The panelists will review the tools, resources, and services available throughout the data lifecycle - including supporting data management plans, data use agreements, electronic lab notebooks, data storage, security, analysis, and finally repositories for data sharing and archival. In this panel, we will also propose an integrated vision to facilitate the managing of any dataset during the research cycle - even those with sensitive and large data - and eventually publishing them to make them available to others, as required by an increasing number of funders and journals. This integrated solution will facilitate compliance with responsible research data management as well as being aligned with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) guiding principles.