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Florio Arguillas
Research Associate
Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER), Cornell University

Florio is a Research Associate at the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER). He helps social science researchers on campus in qualitative and quantitative data management and processing, assessing and mitigating disclosure risks; and develops and conducts seminars, training sessions, and workshops on the use of both qualitative and quantitative software packages such as SAS, SPSS, STATA, and Atlas.ti, among others. He also manages the CISER Helpdesk, a team of highly-skilled graduate students who help researchers and students on campus with data access, data manipulation, program logic, program syntax and de-bugging, as well as database conversions, and file transfers across computing platforms. Florio holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Development Sociology (Cornell University), an M.A. in Demography (University of the Philippines), and an A.B. Economics degree (Ateneo de Davao University).

Thu-Mai Christian
Assistant Director for Archives
Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Thu-Mai Christian is the Assistant Director for Archives at the Odum Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Odum Institute Data Archive as well as establishing and enforcing policies in accordance with archival standards and best practice.  Thu-Mai received her M.S. in Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Records Management and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina. She also holds an M.A. in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Limor Peer
Associate Director for Research
Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), Yale University

Limor Peer is Associate Director for Research at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. She oversees the infrastructure and process underlying the Field Experiment Initiative, which encourages field experimentation and interdisciplinary collaboration in the social sciences at Yale. In this capacity, she has led the creation of a specialized research data repository in partnership with Yale’s Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure. Peer received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University.

Jacob Carlson
Research Data Services Manager
University of Michigan Libraries

As the Research Data Services Manager at the University of Michigan Libraries, Jacob Carlson explores the application of the theories, principles, and practices of library science beyond the domain of traditional library work. In particular, Carlson seeks to increase the Libraries capabilities and opportunities to provide services supporting data-related research. Much of his work is done through direct collaborations and partnerships with research faculty. Carlson is one of the architects of the Data Curation Profiles Toolkit developed by Purdue University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the PI of the Data Information Literacy project, a collaboration between Purdue University, Cornell University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Oregon.

Colin Elman
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Qualitative Data Repository
Syracuse University

Colin Elman is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University with expertise in international history and politics. Elman is also director of the Qualitative Data Repository (QDR), which is a dedicated archive for storing and sharing digital data generated or collected through qualitative and multi-method research in the social sciences. QDR also provides leadership and training in managing, archiving, sharing, reusing, and citing qualitative data. Elman is one of the scholars that launched the Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT) initiative, which works to increase transparency in social science.

Ann Green
Consultant and Strategic Analyst

Ann Green is an independent research consultant focusing upon the digital lifecycle of scholarly resources, including their creation, delivery, management, long-term stewardship, and preservation. Green brings an extensive background in digital curation, research data management, user-driven support services, and the development and promotion of standards for metadata and digital preservation.  Green has played a key role in the conceptualization and evaluation of digital infrastructure, policies, systems and services for the creation, access, and preservation of digital assets.

William G. Jacoby
Professor of Political Science
Michigan State University

William G. Jacoby is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. He is also a Research Scientist at the University of Michigan, where he serves as Director of the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Training Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research. As editor of the American Journal of Political Science, Jacoby established a replication and verification policy that requires authors, prior to publication, to submit replication materials, which are independently verified to confirm that author-provided data and reproduce analytic results reported in articles.

Sarah Jones
Senior Institutional Support Officer
Digital Curation Centre, University of Edinburgh

Sarah Jones works at the Digital Curation Centre, a UK national service to support the higher education sector with research data management. She coordinates work on DMPonline and undertakes research on data policy and data management planning. As part of her role, she provides support and consultancy to different institutions and has worked regularly with the University of Edinburgh. She is also involved in the EC-funded FOSTER, OpenAIRE and EUDAT projects, facilitating open science by training researchers and providing services for open access and open data.

Jared Lyle
Director of Curation Services
Inter-university Consortium of Political and Social Research, University of Michigan

Jared Lyle is an Archivist at the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), where he directs the Curation Services Unit, which is responsible for Metadata, the Bibliography of Data-Related Literature, and Digital Preservation. He also serves as Director of the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI), an international metadata standard for describing survey and other social science data.

Robin Rice
Data Librarian
University of Edinburgh

Robin Rice is a data professional with a strong commitment to providing high quality research support, including research data management and sharing, data analysis, and digital curation. She has over twenty years of experience working in academic data libraries. Currently, she is the Data Librarian at EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, where she manages the Data Library service, Edinburgh DataShare data repository and Research Data MANTRA, a free online course on research data management.

Jeffrey Spies
Cofounder and CTO
Center for Open Science

Jeffrey Spies is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Center for Open Science (COS), a non-profit technology company missioned to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scholarly research. As CTO, Spies is responsible for technical strategy, product vision, software architecture, external partner/funder development, and management of COS Labs—COS’s research and development team. He also co-leads SHARE—an initiative by the Association of Research Libraries and COS to create a free, open dataset of research activity across the research life-cycle.

Victoria Stodden
Associate Professor
School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Victoria Stodden is a leading figure in the area of reproducibility in computational science, exploring how we can better ensure the reliability and usefulness of scientific results in the face of increasingly sophisticated computational approaches to researchers. Her work addresses a wide range of topics, including standards of openness for data and code sharing, legal and policy barriers to disseminating reproducible research, robustness in replicated findings, cyberinfrastructure to enable reproducibility, and scientific publishing practices. Stodden is a member of the NSF Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Advisory Committee and co-chaired the NSF Advisory Committee for CyberInfrastructure. She also served on the National Academies Committee on Responsible Science: Ensuring the Integrity of the Research Process, and serves on the National Academies Data Science Post-Secondary Education Roundtable and the Joint Advisory Group for the NAE/NAS Online Resource Center for Ethics Education in Engineering and Science.