How to Include Generalist Repositories in Your NIH Data Management and Sharing Plans

November 10, 2022 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

Learn how to include generalist repositories (GRs) in data sharing plans to prepare for the 2023 NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy. The new policy highlights the importance of making effective data management and sharing practices a routine part of scientific discovery.

GRs can be useful tools when researchers can’t locate a specific repository because they accept data regardless of type, format, content, or disciplinary focus. They include large amounts of NCI-supported cancer data since certain data sets do not translate to a domain-specific home.

This presentation is part of the Generalist Repository Ecosystem Initiative (GREI) Collaborative Webinar Series and will include:

  • guidance on selecting a generalist repository.
  • using generalist repositories jointly with discipline-specific repositories.
  • describing plans to use a generalist repository in a Data Management and Sharing Plan.
  • preparing for data sharing and reporting.

GREI is intended to supplement NIH’s domain-specific repositories, and it is an important step in expanding the data ecosystem. It maximizes the benefits of biomedical research and accelerates data-driven cancer discovery.

Julie Goldman

Ms. Goldman is the Countway Research Data Services librarian, part of the Harvard Library Research Data Management Program. She partners with students and faculty researchers to plan for the management of their data throughout the lifecycle of their research projects. 

Sarah Lippincott

Ms. Lippincott is head of community engagement and librarian for Dryad, a non-profit membership organization that is committed to making data available for research and educational reuse. She has a decade of experience supporting open access, digital scholarship, and scholarly communications through strategic planning, research, service design, facilitation, and communications work.

Nicole “Nici” Pfeiffer

Ms. Pfeiffer is the chief product officer at the Center for Open Science, a non-profit technology organization with a mission to increase the openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. She uses her skills and experience to interpret data from beta testing, A/B testing, data analytics, and user research to understand, identify, and refine business requirements to meet the infrastructure needs for open science practices.

Rebecca Li, Ph. D.

Dr. Li is the executive director of Vivli, a global clinical research data sharing platform, and a faculty member at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.  She has over 25 years of experience spanning the entire drug development process with experience in Biotech, Pharma, and Contact Research Organization environments.

Ana Van Gulick

Ms. Van Gulick is a government and funder lead for Figshare, a repository that allows researchers to make their research outputs available in a citable, shareable, and discoverable manner. She supports researchers across biomedical and scientific disciplines in sharing data, code, and other research products in a way that is discoverable and reusable.

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