Program & Workshops

Presenters for this year's program are taking an orientation and training approach. Wi-Fi will be available in the meeting rooms, and we encourage you to bring your devices for a hands-on approach. Please note that workshops have limited seating, and space will be first-come, first-served.

The 2017 Program Overview (xlsx) is available. Descriptions of the workshops and sessions, and the presenters are listed below as this information becomes available.

Presentation slides and materials, when provided, will be posted as received, whether that is before, during, or after the meeting. Presentation materials are found under the respective session in the section labeled Session Materials. Recordings and provided materials will be posted on ICPSR's YouTube channel approximately one week after the meeting and will be found under the Playlist titled, 2017 ICPSR Meeting.

Wednesday, October 11

  • WORKSHOP: Navigating the Statistical Software Maze
    Time: 8:00am - 11:00am
    Location: ISR Thompson 1430

    ICPSR offers data in a variety of statistical software formats as well as online analysis (Survey Documentation and Analysis, or SDA) capabilities. This hands-on introduction will enable attendees to get to know the software (SPSS, Stata, R, etc.) and SDA, removing curiosity and perhaps some trepidation. We will cover how to do the basics (frequency listings, cross-tabulations, turning on and off weights) as well as providing hints and tips on how each package differs. This is an ambitious undertaking but it will be fun. Note: this is an introductory workshop - no statistical background is assumed. This workshop is limited to 30 attendees.

    Presenter(s): Matthew Hanger, Xiaoying Chen, & David Thomas, ICPSR

  • WORKSHOP: Teaching with Data (and Documentation)
    Time: 8:00am - 11:00am
    Location: ISR Thompson 1430

    Explore the many data tools, content resources, and opportunities ICPSR and other data organizations have developed to assist in getting data into the classroom. We will debut some new resources and even talk about how the "packaging" around ICPSR data can itself be used! Time will be left for discussion among attendees about how they have incorporated ICPSR and other tools into the classroom and encouraged others on their campus to do so. Learn what works (and what doesn't) from those who have tried it.

    Presenter(s): Lynette Hoelter, ICPSR

  • WORKSHOP: Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use
    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: ISR Thompson 1430

    Participants will learn about best practices for curating and managing research data, how to apply them to daily operations, and the types of tools that can assist. This workshop is limited to 30 attendees.

    Presenter(s): Jared Lyle & Vanessa Unkeless-Perez, ICPSR

  • Understanding Methods Metadata
    Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location: ISR Thompson 1430

    Weights? Panel study? Universe? Ever wonder what the terms in the "Methodology" metadata mean? ICPSR datasets are described in detail by the research methods employed while collecting and analyzing the data. The metadata can be somewhat of a mystery or even intimidating for those not trained in data collection (methods) or analysis techniques. This workshop will give you just enough of an introduction to the vocabulary of social research to use this information confidently, whether you are assisting data users or tagging data yourself.

    Presenter(s): Lynette Hoelter, ICPSR

  • OR/DR Boot Camp! Fundamentals and the Evolution of the Official and Designated Representative Role
    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location: ISR Thompson 1430

    This session for new (and not so new) OR/DRs will cover details on the organization of ICPSR and its governance, roles and responsibilities of the OR, where and to whom you can go for help, location and use of the ICPSR website, tips and tools for helping your users, and promoting ICPSR on your campus. The workshop will include hands-on exercises resulting in opportunity to network with fellow ORs. We also will orient you to new research projects at ICPSR and introduce you to some outstanding ORs.

    This session is a must for those who are new to ICPSR as well as those looking to get back in shape as the consortium evolves to meet changing data curation and data sharing needs. Come learn what makes this organization and the data it distributes so great!

    OR Presenter(s): Bobray Bordelon, Princeton University; Jane Fry, Carleton University; Ron Nakao, Stanford University

  • ICPSR Council Welcome Reception
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    Location: Perry Building Atrium (ICPSR Headquarters)

Thursday, October 12

  • Networking Breakfast
    Time: 8:00am-9:00am
    Location: Michigan Union: Continental breakfast will be available in the session rooms.

  • International Data Panel: Sources, Research Opportunities, and Challenges
    Time: 9:00am - 10:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    Explore the data collections of various data archives located or focused on data originating outside the US. This session will feature short 20-minute presentations by the Joint Economic and Sociological Data Archive (JESDA), the China Data Center (CDC), GESIS (Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences), and UKDA (UK Data Archive), followed by questions and general discussion.

    JESDA – Joint Economic and Sociological Data Archive at Higher School of Economics For the first time, ICPSR is happy to welcome Joint Economic and Sociological Data Archive (JESDA) from Russia. Founded in 2000, Joint Economic and Sociological Data Archive (JESDA) functions as an open data archive providing free access to a collection of more than 1500 surveys conducted in Russia and Soviet Union since 1975 and state data describing different economic processes in the country. Learn about JESDA's history, data, and analysis tools available to users.

    An Integration of International Data for Global Studies

    One of the challenge issues for understanding the changing global landscape of population, economy, and culture is the integration of international data. This presentation will discuss data sources, methodologies and technologies for the integration of spatial and temporal data. Those data sources include government statistics, census data, business data, survey data and spatial data at different administrative and geographical levels. It will introduce some online tools for data integration and analysis. It will present some comparative studies on the space-time analysis of population and industries in the US and China. The future directions for the integration of government statistics, census data, business data, survey data, spatial data and big data as well as their applications will also be discussed.

    The GESIS Data Archive for Social Sciences

    GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences – is the largest infrastructure institution for the Social Sciences in Germany and one of the leading Social Science infrastructures in Europe. The archive provides long-term preservation for and access to an extensive holding of more than 5700 studies on numerous social science questions. Join us to learn about data and services available to the broad scientific community through GESIS.

    UK Data Service – An Introduction

    Learn about the UK Data Service, the UK's largest collection of social, economic, and population data. We will describe our service, explaining some of the similarities and differences to ICPSR. You will learn about our main data holdings and what is available to the ICPSR community, and we'll teach you about our various other services and how ORs might take advantage of some of them.

    Presenter(s): Larisa B. Kosova, JESDA; Shuming Bao, Spatial Data Center & China Data Center; Anja Perry, GESIS; Hersh Mann, UKDA

  • ICPSR Short but Sweet Project Overviews
    Time: 9:00am - 10:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    What's going on at ICPSR? In this session, in rapid fashion, we will present on several different projects that are in the works at ICPSR. Projects are expected to include:

    Open Data Flint; Open Data Flint (ODF) as part of the Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC), is an open access repository for all kinds of data and data-related resources about the Flint community within the state of Michigan. It is a place to both find data to use and share data for others to use.

    DataLumos; DataLumos is an ICPSR archive for valuable government data resources. ICPSR has a long commitment to safekeeping and disseminating US government and other social science data. DataLumos accepts deposits of public data resources from the community and recommendations of public data resources that ICPSR itself might add to DataLumos.

    The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Project data allow comparison of students' educational attainment, choice of majors, and career trajectories for recipients of Gates Millennium scholarships and finalist who did not receive financial support for researchers interested in education, educational policy and other related areas. Along with the traditional ICPSR data offerings the project website also provides infographics, data visualizations, "Fast Facts," and a simplified interface through which users of the Website will interact with the data (e.g., drop down menus producing crosstabulation tables using a subset of key variables).

    The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study is a collaboration between the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study on tobacco use behavior, attitudes and beliefs, and tobacco-related health outcomes. The PATH Study collects data from adults and youth using a national sample of tobacco users and non-users in the United States.

    The Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy and research (ADDEP) is a joint initiative of the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation (CLDR) and ICPSR. Through this new partnership, ADDEP brings together existing disability data already available at ICPSR with newly acquired data from rehabilitation medicine- and disability-related areas. Archiving research data is one way that ADDEP can facilitate research to inform policy decisions regarding disability and rehabilitation. As healthcare is a focus of national interest, debate, and legislation, ADDEP can act as a resource to help researchers, practitioners, and policymakers better understand and address the needs of the population living with a disability.

    NACJD: The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data offers an abundance of data on a wide range of criminal justice topics. The newly released data on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency and studies related to current event topics such as immigration will be highlighted. NACJD studies are offered in both public (downloadable) and restricted access platforms (including physical and virtual enclave access) via a user-friendly website. Additionally, to maximize the usability of the data, NACJD has created learning guides for popular studies to aid all users in easily understanding and benefiting from our data.

    Presenters from ICPSR: Margaret Levenstein; Anna Ovchinnikova; David Thomas; Kaye Marz; Justin Noble; Alison Stroud; Katie Larder; Bianca Monzon; Matt Morley;

  • Tips and Tricks for Managing Research Data across the Life Cycle
    Time: 10:30am - 11:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    Explore how ICPSR Acquisitions can help solve data problems including: Proposal Writing and Budget Estimation; Data Collection; Expanding Use; Archiving for Preservation.

    Presenter: Amy Pienta, ICPSR

  • Brought to You by ISR: Featured Projects from the Institute for Social Research
    Time: 10:30am - 11:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    ICPSR is a center within the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR). ISR hosts numerous research projects producing research data and other products of interest to the data community. This session will feature some of ISR's most popular research projects including the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science, the Health and Retirement Study, the Monitoring the Future Study, the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and the American National Election Study.

    Panelists: Jason Owens-Smith, IRIS; Amanda Sonnega, HRS; Yvonne Terry-McElrath, MTF; David Johnson, PSID; Darrell Donakowski, ANES

  • ICPSR Business Meeting
    Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Ballroom

    Join fellow ORs, Council, ICPSR Staff, and guest for a State of the Consortium report and insights into the future of ICPSR. Bring your appetites and your questions. Report presentation to begin at approximately 12:15pm.

    Presenter(s): Chandra Muller, ICPSR Council Chair, University of Texas Austin; Maggie Levenstein, ICPSR Director

  • Networking Round Tables Round I — Meet, Greet, and Learn from Fellow ICPSR ORs/DRs
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:20pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Pendelton

    Back by popular demand, this session, led by fellow ICPSR Official and Designated Representatives, is a series of topics you told us you wanted to discuss with your peers. You will be provided time to rotate through as many as four topics to network, share ideas, and take tested data-sharing solutions back to your institutions. Topics are expected to include career development for data community professionals, promoting data services and use across campus, implementing data services at small colleges, strategies for finding and accessing international data, tips for data librarians and institutional repositories, teaching with ICPSR data, Data Refuge efforts, bridging between the worlds of data science and data preservation, and more!

    OR Presenter(s): Bobray Bordelon, Princeton University; Bruce Boucek, Brown University; Ryan Clement, Middlebury College; Donald Davison, Rollins College; Jane Fry, Carleton University; Paula Lackie, Carleton College; Ron Nakao, Stanford University; James Ng, University of Notre Dame

  • Networking Round Tables Round II — Meet the ICPSR Staff & Get Your Questions Answered
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Pendelton

    Now it is time for ICPSR staff to answer your questions. Staff from several units and projects including ICPSR Administration, Acquisitions (data deposit options including DataLumos), Instructional Resources, the ICPSR Summer Program, Membership, Computer Services (including Archonnex), Curation Services, and Restricted-Use Services will be on hand to answer your questions. In addition, several ICPSR project managers will be present to answer questions about our various collections, including early education and childcare, criminal justice, aging, the arts, minority population data, demographic research, addiction and HIV, and more.

    Presenters: The ICPSR Staff

  • ICPSR Awards Banquet
    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    Join fellow meeting attendees for a dinner, conversations, and the presentation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences and the William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Services as an ICPSR Official Representative. Dress is business casual.

Friday, October 13

  • Networking Breakfast
    Time: 8:00am-8:30am
    Location: Michigan Union: Continental breakfast will be available in the session rooms.

  • Federal Data Sharing and Data-Sharing Requirements — Where Are They Now?
    Time: 8:30am - 9:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    Federal Data Sharing requirements continue to evolve. This session will discuss the 2013 OSTP memo in 2017 terms, updates to the Common Rule, requirements related to restricted-use data, ICPSR commitments to safekeeping and disseminating US government and other social science data, and more.

    Presenter(s): From ICPSR: Trent Alexander; Johanna Bleckman; Maggie Levenstein; Jared Lyle; Justin Noble; Allison Tyler

  • What is ICPSR in 2017? And, How to Promote It within Your Institution
    Time: 8:30am - 9:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    What makes ICPSR unique from many other data repositories? Come tour ICPSR's menu of data treatments, data tools, and data training opportunities. You'll garner a more profound understanding of ICPSR and the data that live here. We'll then turn to promotional resources and opportunities designed to assist ORs, DRs, and anyone that desires to promote ICPSR data and training across their institutions.

    Presenter(s): From ICPSR: Linda Detterman; Lynette Hoelter

  • Navigating Restricted-Use Data Today and Glimpses of the Future
    Time: 10:00am - 11:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    The road to restricted-use data access can be hard to navigate. This session will provide background on why some data are restricted and how they are disseminated for the purposes of assisting attendees in understanding how to apply for restricted data at ICPSR more effectively and efficiently. Additionally, we will provide an update on the Researcher Credentialing for Restricted Data Access project, including our initial findings and feedback from the community.

    Presenter(s): From ICPSR: Johanna Bleckman; Kaye Marz; Arun Mathur; Allison Tyler

  • Contemporary Research Data — Data for the Cool Kids!
    Time: 10:00am - 11:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    This session will explore research that steps outside the traditional bounds of survey and administrative records research data. Evolving research using Twitter and linked data sets as well as efforts to deliver data to neighborhoods to impact outcomes and civic engagement will be discussed.

    Presenter(s): Libby Hemphill, ICPSR

  • Box Lunch Pick-Up
    Time: 11:30am-Noon
    Location: Box lunches will be available in the session rooms.

  • Remodeling ICPSR — ICPSR's New Data Management System
    Time: Noon - 1:20pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    ICPSR is replacing its digital asset management system (called Archonnex) from data ingest, to curation, to dissemination. The system will enable ICPSR to prepare for new types of data, new types of projects, and evolving user experiences (UX). ICPSR has released an updated deposit form and a first release of the dissemination system. These systems will evolve significantly over the next several months to provide more intuitive interfaces, more data tools, and more flexibility for those that are interacting with ICPSR and its data. This session will discuss the status, goals, and ongoing evolution of Archonnex and the ICPSR UX.

    Presenter(s): From ICPSR: Dharma Akmon; Linda Detterman; Justin Noble; Asmat Noori; Harshakumar Ummerpillai

  • What am I seeing? Cool and Not-So-Cool Data Visualization
    Time: Noon - 1:20pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    Data visualization is everywhere and is key to bring data to life. There are some great, easy-to-use data visualization tools and websites that can entice even those with math phobia to play with data. Still, visualized data need context and interpretation. This session will discuss data visualization tools and suggest mechanisms to assist users in interpreting what they create.

    Presenter(s): Justin Joque & Kate Saylor, University of Michigan Libraries

  • Buses Depart for Detroit Metro Airport
    Time: 1:30pm-1:45pm
    Location: Bus departs promptly at 1:45 outside Michigan Union

Catch a friendly ride to the airport for an approximate 2:45 pm arrival at DTW.