Information for the 11th Research Data Management Roundtable 

The 11th Roundtable will be held on July 26, 2019 at the University of Vermont in Billings Library. Join us in the morning for a presentation focused on the library's use of data with digital learning objects case studies, followed by an afternoon session of broader themes around data ethics and consent.

The morning events begin at 9:30am, lunch is on your own, and afternoon events start at 1:30pm. The day will wrap-up by 4:00pm.

Registration is now closed.

Agenda for the day

9:30 - 10:00

Registration and mingling; light refreshments available

10:00 - 11:00

“Learning data in the library -- and beyond?: Practical and ethical questions concerning libraries’ collection, use, and reporting of student data.”

Graham Sherriff & Gary S. Atwood

11:00 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

Roundtable # 1

12:00 - 1:30

Lunch locally!

1:30 - 2:30

“Can we consent to giving away our data?”
Randall Harp

2:30 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:30

Roundtable # 2

3:30 - 4:00

Wrap up

Our Speakers

Morning speakers:

Graham Sherriff is Instructional Design Librarian at the University of Vermont, where he administers the Libraries' tutorial platforms and has a lead role in tutorial design and development. He also provides leadership in the use of technologies for instruction and research, and supports UVM's College of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences.

Gary S. Atwood is the Health Sciences Education Librarian at the University of Vermont. His primary duties include coordinating Dana Medical Library’s education program, building and maintaining online learning objects, and developing new teaching programs. He provides research and instruction support to several departments in the Larner College of Medicine and the Department of Nursing.

Afternoon speaker:

Randall Harp is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont.  His research focuses on the philosophy of action, on the philosophy of the behavioral and social sciences, on social metaphysics, and on data ethics.  His big picture questions: what sorts of things do we do? How do we theorize about what we do? What theories do we use to understand what other people do?  What is the difference between doing something cooperatively, and doing some things individually? And—are the things that we do to answer those questions morally ok?

Come for the Data, Stay for Vermont!

Vermont in the summer is a wonderful place to be. If you are extending your trip, here are a few nearby attractions and activities:

Past Programs

December 7, 2018 - University of Connecticut - "Data Visualization, Data Literacy, and Keeping Current"

The morning session consists of two presentations, focusing on the newly installed hoylu, as well as a perspective on visualization needs from the view of a lab. In honor of our tenth roundtable, we spend the afternoon focusing on hearing back from you: both through a series of lightning talks that focus on what you do, and how you do it, and a roundtable focusing on reflection.

September 17, 2018 - Brandeis University - "Research Data Management, Research Information Management Systems, and Libraries"

Our morning event consists of two presentations on Research Information Management Systems from two different perspectives. The afternoon roundtables build on the morning's topic, focusing on forecasting and what the future may hold for Libraries and RIMS.

April 18, 2018 - Brown University - "Engaging with Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, and Data Science Researchers"

The morning event is dedicated to presentations that focus on digital publishing, humanities, textual analysis, and data science. The afternoon roundtables focus on building relationships on campus and engaging with researchers involved in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and data science.

December 8, 2017 - Boston University - Unix Workshop

Our morning session consists of a hands-on Unix Workshop, and our afternoon session is a roundtable conversation about professional and community development in RDM.

July 27, 2017 - Worcester Polytechnic Institute- "Perspectives on Sharing Research Data"

Our morning session focuses on RDM from a researcher's point of view, while our afternoon session looks at it from a research computing standpoint. Roundtable discussions in the morning and afternoon expand on each presentation.

March 2, 2017 - University of Massachusetts Amherst - "Breaking Down RDM Instruction"

Our morning session consists of a panel of our colleagues observing their own best practices for developing good learning objectives, and our afternoon session involves a presentation and hands-on activities for creating learning objectives. Roundtable discussions in the morning and afternoon expand on each session.

November 15, 2016 - University of New Hampshire

June 8, 2016 - Boston College

November 20, 2015 - University of Massachusetts Medical School

August 18, 2015 - University of Massachusetts Amherst