Students with research interests in scientific data management, sharing, and reuse have the opportunity to participate in the Open Data fellowship program. Open Data is an Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) program in the methods, practices and emerging norms of data sharing and reuse sponsored by the National Science Foundation.
The DIPIR project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences and led by Dr. Ixchel Faniel and Dr. Elizabeth Yakel. Together with partners at The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology, and Open Context, they study data reuse in three academic disciplines to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.
In the third year of this project, the research team led by Principal Investigator Margaret Hedstrom has been working closely with a team of sustainability scientists to develop a system that will allow them to manage and share their data.