Program & Workshops

Presenters for this year's program are taking an orientation-and-training approach. Wi-Fi, provided by the MGuest WiFi Network, will be available in the meeting rooms, and we encourage you to bring your laptops for a hands-on approach.

The 2013 Program Overview is available. Descriptions of the workshops and sessions, and the presenters are listed below.

Presentation slides and materials that were provided are found under the respective session in the section labeled Session Materials.

ICPSR live-streamed several sessions; the recorded videos have been posted on the ICPSR YouTube Channel Official Representatives Meeting 2013 playlist.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

  • EVENT: Data Seal of Approval Conference
    Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    The Data Seal of Approval (DSA) is proud to announce that its second international conference will be held on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, in Ann Arbor, MI, the day before the ICPSR Official Representatives Meeting begins. DSA Conference topics will include case studies, comparison with the World Data System and other certification mechanisms, and a training session for peer reviewers. Speakers will include experts from the field of digital preservation. Visit the DSA Conference page for more information; register for the meeting as part of the OR Meeting registration process.

    Attendance at the DSA conference 2013 is free of charge, and any interested individuals, including ICPSR Official Representatives, may attend.

    Nine videos recorded during live-stream are posted on the ICPSR YouTube Channel Data Seal of Approval 2013 playlist.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

  • WORKSHOP: A Tour through the Statistical Software Ma(i)ze
    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Michigan Union: Pond

    ICPSR offers data in a variety of statistical software formats as well as online analysis (Survey Documentation and Analysis (SDA)) capabilities. This hands-on introduction will enable attendees to get to know the statistical software and SDA, removing curiosity and perhaps some trepidation! Note: this is an introductory workshop - no statistical background is assumed.

    The workshop is limited to the first 60 registrants and preference will be given to ICPSR Official and Designated Representatives. Laptops with Wi-Fi capability are a must for this workshop; however, ICPSR is unable to provide laptops for this session.

    Presenter(s): David Thomas, ICPSR
    Session Materials: Tour Through Statistical Software (ppt)

    Note: This workshop was not streamed live.

  • WORKSHOP: An Orientation to the China Data Center
    Time: 8:30am - 11:30am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    This workshop is an orientation to the China Data Center at the University of Michigan, now a unit within ICPSR. The CDC is an international center designed to advance the study and understanding of China. For those interested in China studies, China Geo-Explorer offers a web-based spatial data service that allows easy access to a rich collection of unique, authoritative, and comprehensive information including government statistics, population and economic census data, and many other data sources in a spatially integrated system with many powerful functions for exploratory spatial data analysis. Join us to become familiar with this spatial intelligence service that helps users make rapid, accurate spatial decisions with greater confidence for regional planning, business investment, population, housing, environmental assessment, public health, and many other spatial applications.

    Laptops with Wi-Fi capability are recommended for this workshop; however, ICPSR is unable to provide laptops for this session.

    Presenter(s): Shuming Bao
    Session Materials: Introduction to China Data Center (pptx)

    Note: This workshop was not streamed live.

  • WORKSHOP: Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use
    Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Pond

    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 borrows highlights from the five-day workshop offered during the ICPSR Summer Program.

    Laptops with Wi-Fi capability are recommended for this workshop; however, ICPSR is unable to provide laptops for this session.

    Presenter(s): Jared Lyle, ICPSR; Ron Nakao, Stanford University; Libbie Stephenson, UCLA

    Note: This workshop was not streamed live.

  • WORKSHOP: Teaching to "Teach with Data"
    Time: 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    This workshop will provide tools, resources, and advice in assisting faculty (even data-phobic faculty) to incorporate data into their curriculum. Faculty do not need to revamp their entire courses to include real data - data use can be as simple as starting the class period with discussion of a map or chart from current media. We will focus on non-ICPSR resources as well as those available on the ICPSR website. Ideas will be shared to encourage data use in courses ranging from English literature to history to sociology. Bring your own favorite resources to add to the list!

    Laptops with Wi-Fi capability are recommended for this workshop; however, ICPSR is unable to provide laptops for this session.

    Presenter(s): Lynette Hoelter, ICPSR
    Session Materials: Teaching to "Teach with Data" (pptx)

    Note: This workshop was not streamed live.

  • WORKSHOP: Orientation for New ORs (DRs): Fundamentals and an Introduction to the OR/DR Role
    Time: 4:00pm - 4:50pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    This session for new (and not so new) ORs 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. This session is a must for those who are new to ICPSR. Come learn what makes this organization and the data it distributes so great!

    The onsite workshop is limited to the first 60 registrants and preference will be given to ICPSR Official and Designated Representatives.

    Presenter(s): Libbie Stephenson, OR - UCLA; Katherine McNeill, OR - MIT
    Session Materials: Orientation for New ORs (pptx), Orientation and Refresher URLs (docx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • WORKSHOP: ICPSR Refresher Course
    Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    After a short break from the OR/DR Orientation, this course will cover a broad overview of how to work effectively with ICPSR's website, and provide a rapid tour through ICPSR's various data collections and data tools, including the Resources for Instructors. We'll also orient you to new research projects at ICPSR, as well as introduce you to some outstanding ORs.

    The onsite workshop is limited to the first 60 registrants, and preference will be given to ICPSR Official and Designated Representatives.

    Presenter(s): Libbie Stephenson, OR - UCLA; Katherine McNeill, OR - MIT
    Session Materials: OR Refresher Course (pptx), Orientation and Refresher URLs (docx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • EVENT: ICPSR Council Welcome Reception
    Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: ICPSR Headquarters, Perry Building Atrium

    Come launch the 2013 Biennial Meeting with ICPSR Council, ICPSR staff, and fellow attendees at the Welcome Reception. Brief tours of ICPSR headquarters will be offered. For dinner on your own afterwards, dining guides to help you select from among Ann Arbor's many restaurants within walking distance are found in your tote bags.

    Note: The reception was not live-streamed.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Public Data Access - Perspectives (and a Product) from a Membership-Based Organization
    Time: 9:00am - 10:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    The demand for "free" public access to scientific data is marching on, but access to professionally curated data and long-term preservation isn't free. Numerous repository platforms have launched with promises to supply free public access at no cost to the depositor. But how is this sustainable? Attend this session for a discussion of the current public-access environment, ICPSR's perspective as an experienced data repository, and the role the Consortium expects to play. Then be among the first to see the unveiling of ICPSR's public-access data repository product expected to launch in January 2014!

    Presenter(s): Nathan Adams, ICPSR; Linda Detterman, ICPSR; Jared Lyle, ICPSR; Amy Pienta, ICPSR
    Session Materials: Public Data Access (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Extra, Extra -- ICPSR Has the Data You Cannot Wait to Get Your Hands On!
    Time: 9:00am - 10:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    ICPSR's holdings include data on a plethora of fascinating issues. Many research questions may be answered through the use of ICPSR secondary data. RCMD Archive Manager David Thomas invites participants to join him on a journey of data discovery as he highlights data of topical interest and data that have received recent press coverage. Examples include the Measures of Effective Teaching data; the Gates Millennium Scholars project; the Army STARRS project; data covering the American National Election Study, 2012; and others.

    Presenter(s): Johanna Bleckman, Education Archives, ICPSR; Nancy Gebler, Army STARRS, ISR; Christopher Greene, Education Archives, ICPSR; David Thomas, RCMD, ICPSR
    Session Materials: Bleckman, Greene - MET LDB: Goals, Outcomes, and Data Access (PDF), Gebler - Army STARRS Overview (pptx), Thomas - Extra, Extra, ICPSR has the Data (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Supporting Teaching Faculty with Data
    Time: 10:30am - 11:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    "Quantitative literacy." "Quantitative reasoning." "Critical thinking." Institutions are very familiar with these terms and supportive of the goals. How best can we support (and encourage!) faculty with data and data tools? How do we begin the conversation with faculty who don't tend to think in terms of numerical data? Come share the experience of ORs in this support role and share your own!

    Presenter(s): Denise DeGarmo, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Jim Yih-Jin Young, Nassau Community College
    Session Materials: DeGarmo - Introducing Data in the Classroom (ppt), Young - Supporting Teaching Faculty with Data (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Get the GISt of the Possibilities of Geo Data
    Time: 10:30am - 11:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    Interested in how maps and contextual variables can enrich social science research, but unsure how to get up to speed? This session will give an overview of the value of geographic data in social science datasets but also provide a realistic look at limitations caused by disclosure risk. Next, an example from a graduate student research project will be presented that combines contextual data with population health information. Finally, the session will describe the resources of the China Data Center (CDC) at ICPSR. The CDC has a rich collection of geographic data about China and offers a good starting point for geographically minded social scientists looking for available data.

    Presenter(s): Shuming Bao, China Data Center; Shannon Brines, UM School of Natural Resources and Environment; Nicole Scholtz, UM Libraries
    Session Materials: China Geo-Explorers: A Spatial Integration of Data and Analysis for Social Sciences (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • EVENT: Business Meeting Luncheon
    Time: Noon - 1:15pm
    Location: Michigan Union Ballroom

    Join fellow ORs, Council, staff, and guests 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 12:15 pm.

    Presenter(s): George Alter, Director, ICPSR; Rogelio Saenz, Council Chair, University of Texas at San Antonio
    Session Materials: Business Meeting Presentation (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • SESSION: Table Talks: Speed Networking & Knowledge-Building!
    Time: 1:30pm - 2:50pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    Back by popular demand, this session facilitated by fellow ORs enables attendees to select up to four different topics they would like to explore with other attendees for 20 minutes each. Sessions are expected to include topics such as use of ICPSR/data in small colleges; finding and accessing international data; teaching with ICPSR/data in the classroom; career development opportunities for professionals in the data community; encouraging data sharing/working with data depositors; promoting ICPSR and data services across campus; providing restricted data services; and more.

    OR Presenter(s): Bobray Bordelon, Princeton; Jennifer Darragh, Johns Hopkins; Denise DeGarmo, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville; Kathleen Isaacson, Lawrence University; Abay Israel, ICPSR; Paula Lackie, Carleton College; Frederique Laubepin, ICPSR; Ron Nakao, Stanford; Kristi Thompson, University of Windsor

    This session was not live-streamed.

  • EVENT: ICPSR Poster Session
    Time: 3:30pm - 5:30pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Ballroom

    Spectators AND participants are welcome to attend the ICPSR Poster Session. Several ICPSR units, data collections, and projects will be on hand to answer your questions. In addition, any meeting attendee desiring to present a poster to this data community is encouraged to do so. Details on the poster session are found on the Poster Session page of the 2013 ICPSR Biennial Meeting website.

    This event was not live-streamed.

  • EVENT: ICPSR Awards Banquet
    Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: Michigan League Ballroom

    Join fellow meeting attendees for a dinner 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. Please indicate your meal preference as you register for the meeting.

    This event was not live-streamed.

Friday, October 11, 2013

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: An Introduction to Curating & Managing Research Data for Re-Use
    Time: 8:30am - 9:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    (This session is an abbreviated version of the Wednesday workshop.) Learn about best practices for curating and managing research data by taking an introductory tour of the ICPSR data pipeline from acquisition to access! Bring your questions!

    Presenter(s): Jared Lyle, ICPSR; Ron Nakao, Stanford
    Session Materials: An Introduction to Curating & Managing Research Data for Re-Use (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Promoting ICPSR and Data Use Across Campus
    Time: 8:30am - 9:50am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    This session will start with a cup of coffee and a brief tour of the on-demand tools available to member institutions to ease the process of promoting ICPSR on campus. The session will really get percolating when fellow ORs describe how they promote ICSPR and data use across their own campuses and outside of typical social science disciplines! Questions and sharing of effective techniques from attendees will be rewarded (with more creative ideas to take with you!).

    Presenter(s): Jennifer Darragh, Johns Hopkins University; Linda Detterman, ICPSR; Paula Lackie, Carleton College; Eleanor Read, University of Tennessee at Knoxville; Libbie Stephenson, UCLA;
    Session Materials: Promoting ICPSR and Data Use (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Data Discovery Strategies - The Unending Quest for Data!
    Time: 10:00am - 11:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    This session will begin with an overview of data discovery tools that are useful for narrowing the search of ICPSR's over 8,000 studies/65,000 datasets. It will proceed with stories from fellow ORs as they tell tales of interesting approaches to unique data requests. Have a unique request of your own? Come ask your fellow ORs how they would approach your challenge. We guarantee you cannot stump them!

    Presenter(s): Bobray Bordelon, Princeton; Linda Detterman, ICPSR; Libbie Stephenson, UCLA
    Session Materials: Data Discovery Strategies (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: A "Timely" Tour of ICPSR Data Collections, Projects, & Initiatives
    Time: 10:00am - 11:20am
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    This "lightning talk" will present a tour of ICPSR's topical data archives, sponsored projects, and data-related initiatives. Each speaker will have a few minutes to orient you to their project or unit, providing you enough information to understand the content and then go out later and explore the project effectively on your own.

    Presenter(s): From ICPSR – Robert Choate, NAHDAP; John Marcotte, SAMHDA; Johanna Bleckman, Education Archives – MET; Kristine Witkowski, Safe Design Project; Christin Cave, NACJD; Piper Simmons, ICPSR Acquisitions
    Session Materials: Bleckman - Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database (MET LDB) (PDF), Cave - Resources Available at the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data (pptx), Choate - National Addiction and HIV Data Archive Program (pptx), Marcotte - Accessing Restricted-Use Data in SAMHDA (pptx), Simmons - Data Acquisition at ICPSR (pptx), Witkowski - Enhancing Data Sharing (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • EVENT: Box Lunch Pick-Up
    Time: 11:30am - Noon
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson and Kuenzel

    To maximize time and accommodate Friday flight scheduling, come to pick up a box lunch and proceed to your last session!

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Start Your Engines with Data Tools at ICPSR!
    Time: Noon - 1:20pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Anderson

    On your mark! Get ready for speed demonstrations of several of ICPSR's new and improved data tools. These "lighting talks" will showcase tools including:

    • Social Science Variables Database (SSVD), along with the search and compare capabilities augmenting its functionality
    • Bibliography of Data-related Literature
    • Restricted-data management tools
    • New expedited deposit and preservation service
    • Data Merge tool for flattening hierarchical data
    • Simple Crosstabs tool

    Presenter(s): From ICPSR - Sanda Ionescu, Elizabeth Moss, Wendi Fornoff, Mary McEniry, Linda Detterman, Nathan Adams
    Session Materials: Lightning talks: Start Your Engines (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • CONCURRENT SESSION: Teaching with ICPSR Data Tools
    Time: Noon - 1:20pm
    Location: Michigan Union: Kuenzel

    Explore the many data tools, content resources, and opportunities ICPSR has developed to assist in getting data into the classroom! Time will be left for discussion among attendees about how they have incorporated those ICPSR 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
    Session Materials: Teaching with ICPSR Data Tools (pptx)

    View the video recorded during live-streaming on the ICPSR YouTube Channel.

  • Buses Depart for Detroit Metro Airport
    Time: 1:30pm - 1:45pm
    Location: Michigan Union

    See the signs and watch for ICPSR staff members to get you loaded for a prompt 1:45pm departure for the airport. Riders can expect to arrive to the airport about 2:45pm.

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