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Chuck Humphrey

Chuck Humphrey

2005 William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative

Chuck Humphrey has been the head of the Data Library at the University of Alberta since 1980. He was at the forefront of the general trend of moving data services from computing centers and academic departments into libraries. He has served on the ICPSR Council and as President of IASSIST. He was a founding member of CAPDU in the late 1980s. He was instrumental in establishing the Canadian Data Liberation Initiative (DLI) and has been Co-Chair of DLI's External Advisory Committee since 1997. He helped create the curriculum for the DLI training program that teaches specific data services skills in regional workshops across Canada.

Chuck has actively lobbied for a Canadian National Data Archive since the early 1980s. In October 2000, he was appointed to serve on the Canadian National Data Archive Consultation, and was a major contributor to their two reports. In 2001, he assumed responsibility for the implementation and management of a Statistics Canada Research Data Centre (RDC) and he serves on the RDC National Coordinating Committee. In 2000, Chuck received the Canadian Association of Research Libraries Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship.

In addition, Chuck is an active researcher. In 2004, he was appointed as a member of the National Consultation on Access to Scientific Research Data (NSCARD) and was a contributor to the findings of that investigation. He is a co-investigator on the New Canadian Children and Youth Survey. He has been a co-investigator on the multi-site Determinants of Research Utilization study. He is a collaborator on several Knowledge Utilization Studies Program (KUSP) projects and reports.

Since 1990, Chuck has taught the week-long workshop on providing social science data services at ICPSR and has hosted several workshops at OR and IASSIST meetings.