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Scientific Data Management Workshop (June 29-July 1, 2010) Report Short Outline

1.0 Executive Summary

2.0 Introduction

  • 2.1 Vision and Premise
  • 2.2 SDM Workshop
  • 2.3 Assumptions
  • 2.4 Common Understandings

3.0 Data Policy

  • 3.1 Overall Findings/Discussions
  • 3.2 Issues
  • 3.3 Recommendations for Data Policy

4.0 Data Management Plans

  • 4.1 Overall Findings/Discussions
  • 4.2 Issues
  • 4.3 Recommendations for Data Management Plans

5.0 How Do We Make Things Happen? Going Forward; Next Steps

6.0 Conclusions

Appendix:

  • Agenda (see below)
  • List of Attendees (See Spotfire Web Player above and Attendee List)
  • Posters (in process)
  • Presentations (see below and at bottom of page)
  • List of policies and plans (See Spotfire Web Player above and EPA Report)

Scientific Data Management (SDM) for Government Agencies: Workshop to Improve SDM  Co-sponsored by CENDI, IWGDD, and EPA, June 29-July 1, 2010

Source: http://www.cendi.gov/activities/06_29_10_SDM_workshop_agenda.html

DAY 1: June 29, 2010

8:15-9:00 REGISTRATION AND MORNING REFRESHMENTS

9:00-10:45 Opening Plenary Session

Introduction and welcome

Robert Shepanek, EPA

Importance of scientific data in decision making and policy development Slides (pending clearance)

Dr. Pai-Yei Whung, EPA, Chief Scientist, Office of the Science Advisor See previous presentation

Importance of Managing Data as a strategic national asset: “Harnessing the Power of Digital Data for Science and Society” Slides

Chris Greer, Assistant Director, Information Technology R&D for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-chair of the NSTC Interagency Group on Digital Data

Results of paticipant web survey of the current landscape of agency policies and data management planning Slides

Bonnie C. Carroll, CENDI, Executive Director

10:45-11:00Break

11:00-2:45

Technical Plenary (Agency presentations on their science data policies, data management planning approaches and challenges) George Strawn (NITRD) to moderate

National Science Foundation Slides

Phil Bogden, Program Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure

National Institute of Standards and Technology Slides

Daniel G. Friend, Chief, Thermophysical Properties Division

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Slides

Joseph Bredekamp, Senior Science Program Executive

Working Lunch Provided

Department of the Interior Slides

Karen Siderelis, Geospatial Information Officer

National Institutes of Health/National Library of  Medicine Slides

Jerry Sheehan, Assistant Director for Policy Development

National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration Slides (pending clearance)

Donald Collins, Principal Investigator for the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service of the National Oceanographic Data Center

3:00-3:30

Panel Discussion

Presenters form a panel for cross cutting discussion

3:30-3:45 Charge to Breakout Sessions

Description of different types of users and charge to  breakout groups

Researchers (use data for conducting scientific research; end product – publications, derived data products, and/or models)

Science Managers (fund and manage scientific research – e.g., Program Managers in NSF, NASA, etc.)

Operational Users (use data on a regular basis in operations. E.g., fire fighting, weather forecasting, air quality assessment, crop assessment, topographic mapping)

Policy Analysts (use data for making policies – e.g., cap-and-trade, etc.)

Charge 1:  Based on an outline of suggested elements, the group is to 1) ensure the outline accounts for the best practices that should be addressed; 2) draft content for these best practices from the perspective of their communities of practice so that the policy would apply at any science agency; and 3) create a list of issues the group perceives as impediments to implementation of the policy across agencies, and suggest solutions to them.

3:45-5:15 Breakout Sessions Begin

Recommendations for Data Policies - (3 hours total, begin Day 1, end morning of Day 2)

DAY 2: June 30, 2010

9:00-10:30 Continue Data Policies Breakout Group Discussions

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Report to Plenary from Data Policy Breakouts Presentation Slides

11:45-1:00 Charge to Breakout Sessions & Begin Discussions

Recommendations for Data Management Plan Elements - (3 hours total, continued after lunch)

Researchers

Science Managers

Operational Users

Policy Analysts

Charge 2:   Based on the preliminary list of elements for a data management plan that will be provided, the group is to 1) ensure the outline accounts for all the elements that should be addressed; 2) develop descriptions of the elements from the perspective of their communities of practice such that any agency could develop its data management plans based on this outline;  and 3) create a list of issues the group perceives as impediments to implementation of the elements of the plan at their agencies, or within their communities of practice and suggest solutions to them.

Working Lunch Provided

1:30-3:30 Continue Data Management Plan Breakout Group Discussions

3:30-3:45 Break

3:45-4:45 Report to Plenary from Data Management Plans Breakouts Presentation Slides

DAY 3: July 1, 2010

9:00-10:00 Closing Plenary

Panel of Reactors to Breakout Group Recommendations

Representatives of the sponsoring organizations:

Chuck Romine, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President

Jerry Blancato, Director, EPA Office of Research and Development, Director, Office of Administration and Research Support

Donald Hagen, Associate Director, Office of Product Management and Acquisition, National Technical Information Serfvice for the U.S. Department of Commerce 

10:00-12:00 Final General Discussion

Formulation of Recommendations and Action Plan

GEOSS as a Case Study Slides

Gary Foley, Senior Advisor to the EPA Chief Scientist

12:00   Close of Meeting

12:00-4:00 Drafting the Workshop Report, Volunteers Welcome

Product of the Workshop

Report to the sponsors with a set of recommendations on best practices for data management policies and plans. 

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