Making research data discoverable and usable, Sept. 25

Researchers who are interested in learning how to make an impact with their data are invited to a guest lecture by Anita de Waard, Ph.D., vice president of Research Data Collections at Elsevier. The talk, “It’s the metadata, stupid!: Making research data discoverable and usable,” will take place Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at 10 a.m. in University Hospital (UHS) room 8B60.

About the speaker
Anita de Waard has a degree in experimental low-temperature physics from Leiden University and worked at the Kapitza Institute in Moscow in 1987 on properties of 3He. She joined Elsevier as a physics publisher in 1988 and started the journal Computational Materials Science and the Handbook of Biological Physics series. Since 1997, she has been working in the Labs group at Elsevier and collaborating with academic groups. She is a founder and co-organizer of a series of workshops on surmounting some of the barriers of new forms of scientific communication, notably Beyond the PDF and FORCE11: The Future of Research Communications and E-Science. As of January 2013, Anita is vice president of Research Data Collaborations within Elsevier’s Research Data Services group. As such, she leads the creation and development of academic collaborations to ensure that Elsevier meets the needs of scholarly researchers while helping share data.

Questions? Contact Melissa Haendel at the OHSU Library.