Programme for Swiss Research Data Day 2018
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There has been a data deluge in the research sector in recent years, accompanied by an increasing tendency to allow the scientific community access to original research data and the procedures used in order to enable study results to be fully reproduced. This increasingly complex research data landscape presents new challenges, but also new opportunities. A good understanding of pre-conditions of sharing data, of the life cycle, and of the patterns of creation, curation, use and re-use of research data are required. The management of research data is far from a straightforward issue, and clear strategies are required in order to ensure that data remain accessible and understandable over time. Furthermore, funding bodies, including the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), are reacting to this changing landscape, with research data management plans now a key requirement for funding rather than an optional extra.
In addition, recent Data Science approaches are combining data from different sources to obtain novel findings. Society as a whole is also becoming increasingly involved in the scientific learning process through initiatives such as citizen science, whereby the general public can contribute data to the research process and draw their own conclusions. In the Swiss Research Data Day 2018, established experts across different domains will share best practices around handling, managing, and sharing research data.