Research Data Management Forum 2016

April 8, 2016, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morgan Library Event Hall


How do scientists, scholars, technologists, librarians, and others in academia collaborate to effectively manage research data? What social and technical infrastructure elements does CSU have to support research data management at the campus level? How do we collaborate to provide additional needs, including new services? Join us for a discussion of key issues and challenges in managing and preserving scholarly and scientific data at CSU.

Lunch, overview address, brief presentations by CSU and CU individuals, and discussion of next steps.


Draft Agenda

11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch (pre-registration required)
Welcome and introductory remarks – Dr. Edwin Chong, Director of ISTeC
12:00 noon - 12:15 p.m. Overview of Data Management Ecosystems at CSU, and Where This Fits In– Dr. Pat Burns, VP for Information Technology and Dean of Libraries
  • Business data, academic analytics data, learning analytics data, and research data
  • Goals for today’s meeting: what we have in hand already; what we need: a strategy for storage and preservation of research data
12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Governance: ISTeC Research Data Management Committee activities – Dawn Paschal, University Libraries
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. HPC: CSU’s participation in the RMACC – Pat Burns, Dr. Thomas Hauser, Director of Research Computing, University of Colorado at Boulder
The RMACC – Thomas Hauser
  • The Consortium
  • The PetaLibrary at CU Boulder
  • The online scientific visualization class
  • The new joint CU-CSU HPC System “summit”, configuration, schedule
  • Announce HPC Symposium in August at CSU
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Network Infrastructure: New research data network architecture, Globus – Scott Baily, Academic Computing and Network Services, and Rick Casey, HPC Manager
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Coffee break
  • Where do we go from here?
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Definitions: “Published” data sets versus “working” data sets – Dawn Paschal
  • Federal requirements to preserve and make “published” data sets available
  • Working data sets get “stored” and “transported”
  • “Published” data sets get preserved
  • The need for metadata for accessibility, discoverability via Google web crawling
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Storage: Data storage options – Scott and Dawn
  • On-prem vs. cloud
  • Local vs. central
  • Big silver boxes – Dan Hamp
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Operations: Preservation options: data management, data and DSpace – Dan Draper, University Libraries
  • Describe DSpace, consortium
  • Current thresholds and prices; why costs are as high as they are
  • Librarian Data Management positions, help, presentations
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Next steps, input into the Research Data Management committee – All

ISTeC (Information Science and Technology Center) is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU's research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. For more information please see