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Save the Date! Data Rights & Data Wrongs (12/10/14 @ UC Davis)


The “Communicating with Data” branch of ICIS is planning a new workshop, Data Rights and Data Wrongs, for Dec. 10th, 2014. The event will take place on the UC Davis campus.

The workshop will focus on the emerging domain of data rights, as well as the tools and techniques available to manage data sharing in manner that presents both benefits and challenges to different stakeholders in the scholarly research enterprise.

Brief Description: Scholars are under increasing pressure from funding bodies, disciplinary norms, personal tenure considerations, etc. to share their research data and make it available for reuse. However, data are often difficult and costly to produce and many scholars view these as a work product for which they should receive some sort of credit, recognition, or financial consideration. While ensuring receipt of such may be desirable it is a difficult outcome to guarantee given; (1) the complex and variable legal status of data as not-quite-property and (2) the diverse forms that data can take, as well as the mobility and malleability of data. This workshop will address theoretical concerns and pragmatic solutions that can be harnessed to help researchers comply with requirements or desires to share their data in ways they deem appropriate – ultimately asking if current legal ‘solutions’ and technological ‘fixes’ are sufficient to accomplish stakeholder objectives.

We’ve lined up some great speakers and panelists already and expect a lively discussion.

More details to follow soon!




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