ICPSR Data Fair 2014 - Preliminary Program Announced!

ICPSR is pleased to present its preliminary program for the 2014 ICPSR Data Fair.  The Data Fair is scheduled to take place Tuesday through Thursday, October 7-9, 2014.
Please note however that with the current count of webinars, to accommodate time zones, the fair may begin on Monday, October 6. Webinar broadcast times will run noon to 4:00 pm EDT.
The final program, schedule, and webinar registrations links will be made available the first week of September 2014.

Preliminary Program

Broadening access to substance abuse and mental health data with the Restricted-use Data Analysis System (R-DAS)

Learning objectives
       Obtain a general understanding of the data and resources available through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Data Archive (SAMHDA).
       Understand the differences between the public-use and restricted-use National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) data files.
       Locate and access the restricted-use NSDUH in the R-DAS.
       Successfully complete a cross-tabulation in the R-DAS. 

NAHDAP Orientation
NAHDAP facilitates research on drug addiction and HIV infection by acquiring and sharing data, particularly those funded by its sponsor, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. This session, led by ICPSR's National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program team, will help attendees to learn about NAHDAP's services and resources for data depositors and data users, orients them on how to locate this information on the NAHDAP Website, and highlights selected datasets and data series.

An Introduction to NADAC
NADAC's mission is to share research data on arts and culture with researchers, policymakers, people working for arts and culture organizations, and the general public. This session, led by staff managing ICPSR's National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture, will help attendees to learn about data available from NADAC at the national, state, and local levels. The session will also highlight user-friendly tools for analyzing the data (including for those not experienced with statistical packages), for visualizing the data, and for other ways of using research data to support the arts and culture community.

Disclosure Risk Training - For public-use or not for public use, that is the question
Whether depositing data or publishing results from using data, researchers need to determine whether the data they are sharing are public-use or not. This session will provide examples of disclosure risk concerns and describes techniques to modify data for disclosure risk, keeping in mind that the goal is always to maximize the usefulness of the data while sufficiently addressing concerns about disclosure. Options to share data as restricted-use will also be described.

Out of the Gate(s): Post-secondary trajectories and outcomes of Millennium and Washington Achiever scholars
The Washington State Achievers Scholarship program (WSA) started as part of an initiative by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund and support 16 high schools in Washington State as they redesigned their schools in order to increase academic achievement for all of their students. In 1999, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation started the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), a 20-year initiative which intends to expand access to higher education for high achieving, low-income minority students.
In 2012, RCMD and the Gates Foundation entered into an agreement to make data collected through the two scholarships freely available to the public through ICPSR. This session will provide some methodological and content background on these data and ways in which to access and analyze these data.

OSTP Public Access Plans for Data: An Update
In February 2013, the Executive Office of the President's Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) published a memo directing Federal agencies with an annual R&D budget over $100 million to develop a public access plan for disseminating the results of their research, including digital data.  Now nearly two years since the memo was published, this session provides an update on Federal agencies' public access plans, including the impact on ICPSR member institutions.

Q&A with Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) Staff
The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) has been available to the research community for almost a year now, and we invite current and potential users to log in for a review of the project and available data, and then stick around for Q&A with the ICPSR staff who manage data file processing and access for secondary analysis.  This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about this complex dataset, specifically on file organization and structure and data access policies and procedures.

Data, data everywhere and not a number to teach!
Sifting through the many megabytes of data with which we are bombarded each day takes practice.  This Webinar will focus on teaching students how to evaluate the data with which they come in contact (think Joel Best's books...).  We will also present a variety of sources for "numbers" that can be used in teaching and examples of their use.  Because working with numerical evidence is as much or more a mindset as it is a set of mathematical skills, the content should be especially helpful for faculty who might otherwise consider themselves "non-quantitative."

Making Research Methods Fun (or at Least Tolerable)
Can "social research" and "fun" really go together?   We all know the value of social research and why learning methods is important, but students are typically not as easily convinced.  Learn how to use ICPSR's collection of data and tools to make your research methods course more engaging.  We will demonstrate how a variety of concepts--including some of the less exciting ones like operationalization and sampling--can be taught using real data and/or the tools built to support those data. 

Public Access Data Sharing at ICPSR: Update on the State of openICPSR
In February 2014, ICPSR launched public data sharing service known as 'openICPSR.' openICPSR is a research data-sharing service for the social and behavioral sciences that allows the public to access research data at no charge.  The service is designed to meet evolving federal agency data sharing and preservation requirements.
This session will reflect upon the first several months of the service, provide updates on features in development for the service, and provide a peek into Institutional openICPSR--a data sharing service developed for institutions and journals who desire a branded, public data-sharing institutional service fully hosted by ICPSR.

Learning Objectives:
1.     Learn about current status and future of openICPSR: deposits and usage during the beta period and plans for the future
2.     Hear about the results of research conducted with institutions and journals on what features are desired in an institutional data sharing service
3.     See what features and solutions are available for institutions and journals desiring their own public data-sharing service that is powered by openICPSR technology.

Meeting Federal Data Sharing Requirements Now and into the Future
Agencies such as the NSF and NIH require data management plans as part of research proposals and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is requiring federal agencies to develop plans to increase public access to results of federally funded scientific research. Join us for a session on sustainable data sharing models, including models for sharing restricted-use data.  Overviews of these models and tips for accessing public data access services will be provided as well as resources for creating data management plans for grant applications.

Learning Objectives:
1.     Keen understanding of several sustainable data management/sharing models
2.     Ability to critique data sharing products/services
3.     Knowledge of resources for creating data management plans for grant applications


What should I do with my research data?  Understanding Deposit Options at ICPSR.
Public-access, members-only access, replication archive, special data collections, restricted-use, curated versus bit-level - what data deposit do I choose? And what disciplines are served by these data-sharing services?  ICPSR and its hosted archives provide a myriad of options for depositing data. Curious or confused about what deposit options are best for your data and/or your institution's data?  This session will define and demonstrate data deposit options at ICPSR.

Learning Objectives:
1.     Keen understanding ICPSR deposit options from the data depositor (PI) AND the data user perspectives
2.     Ability to identify when data should be considered for restricted-use access (versus on-demand public use)
3.     Understanding of curated data and its impact on increased utilization and preservation compared to bit-level preservation

General Orientation to ICPSR
New to ICPSR or considering membership in ICPSR?  New to the Official or Designated Representative (OR or DR) role?  Tasked with educating (training) your institution about what is available from ICPSR and its hosted archives and need tools and content to assist? Need to better understand the benefits of membership in ICPSR? This session is for you!

Learning Objectives:
1.     Gain confidence in understanding and explaining what ICPSR offers the data community including faculty, students, and others affiliated with your organization and across numerous disciplines
2.     Understand what options are available to individuals who need:
1.     To deposit research data
2.     To analyze data for articles or papers
3.     Training in quantitative methods or data curation
4.     Data management plans and quotes for inclusion in grant proposals and budgets
3.     Understanding of why in the era of public access data, that membership in ICPSR matters!


Sharing Restricted-Use Data with the Public - Options for Deposit and Access from ICPSR
What is restricted-use data? How is it deposited in ICPSR? How do analysts access restricted-use data housed at ICPSR? This tell-all session will unravel the mysteries of depositing, applying for, and accessing data that is sensitive and/or needs extra security precautions to ensure protections of research subjects.

Learning Objectives:
1.     Be able to recognize when data should be reviewed for restricted-use access - know the questions to ask to ensure the proper deposit; understand the difference between direct and indirect identifiers
2.     Understand the general process of applying for use/analysis of restricted-use data held by ICPSR

3.     Understand the different access options methods (encrypted download; virtual data enclave (VDE); physical enclave)

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