10:30 – 12:00 EDT
While “official” data published by governments, academic research projects, think tanks, and advocacy groups, among others, has long been used to advance scholarship, recent developments in storage and computational infrastructure have made it possible for individual researchers to publish and share data at various levels of maturity. On the one hand, this blooming of the data infrastructure has the potential to enrich the data available for scholarly work, deepen our insights, and provide provide avenues for innovation. On the other hand, this changing environment has resulted in a “wild west” of practices, policies, expectations, and outcomes.
This workshop will introduce attendees to the data scholarship ecosystem. We will explore questions such as: Why do I care? What are the risks? How does data scholarship differ from what I have been doing so far? The workshop will include pointers to resources as well include ample time for discussion.
This is workshop #2 in the What Would Data Do? workshop series. You do not need to have attended previous workshops to participate.
About the Series: What Would Data Do? is a workshop series hosted by the Aging in Data project that focuses on data-related issues faced by critical aging studies scholars.
Unmil Karadkar works a Scientist at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging & Care (CIRAC) at the University of Graz, Austria. He blends techniques from Social, Information, and Computer Sciences to study the creation, management, and use of digital data for supporting scholarship in various disciplines. His current research areas include Sociogerontechnology, human-data interaction, and digital humanities. Unmil is engaged in several communities related to research data management, including the board og Research Data Alliance Austria, and the researcher engagement working group of EOSC-Austria. He leads data governance activities for the Aging in Data project through his service on its governing board. Unmil holds a PhD in Computer Science and a courtesy appointment as a Research Associate at the University of Texas at Austin, USA.