Upcoming Programs

ACRL-NEC’s Scholarly Communication Interest Group & Research Data Services Interest Group are excited to announce the 13th Research Data Management Roundtable:

Researcher Perspectives on Open Data & Open Scholarship

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Virtual Panel & Roundtable via Zoom

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM EDT


Join us online Thursday, January 14, 2021 for the 13th Research Data Management Roundtable, sponsored by the ACRL/NEC Research Data Services and Scholarly Communication SIGs. This event will feature a panel of researchers talking about their perspectives on and experiences with open scholarship with an emphasis on sharing data, mentoring students, and open science. The panel will be followed by a roundtable discussion during which attendees can explore their experiences, including opportunities, challenges, and surprises, pleasant or otherwise, engaging with researchers around open scholarship.  


Register for this free event here: https://rdsigroundtable13.eventbrite.com  

The link to attend the panel & roundtable will be sent to registrants via email the week prior to the event.



8:45 - 9:00

Zoom Room opens; mingling

9:00 - 10:30

Panelist talks (10-15 minutes each) and discussion

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:45

Roundtable discussions (breakout rooms)

11:45 - 12:15

Roundtable report out


Adjourn - Thanks for joining us!

Speaker Bios


Catherine Ashcraft
Dr. Catherine Ashcraft is an Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and the Environment and Faculty Fellow at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. She is interested in the human dimensions of ecological systems and focuses on how environmental policies and institutions are negotiated and designed to foster justice and respond to change, particularly in freshwater systems and climate adaptation planning. Her work has been published in interdisciplinary journals, including PLOS ONE, Climatic Change, Elementa, and Environmental Development. She co-edited the book The Politics of Fresh Water: Access, conflict and identity (Routledge). She is contributing to a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) to support sustainability learning in Ecuador. Other recent research includes an NSF-funded project to research decision-making about the future of dams in New England, a project on payment for hydrological services programs in Mexico, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded project on flood risk management policy in New Hampshire, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)-funded project analyzing institutional barriers and opportunities to implementing living shorelines in New Hampshire. She teaches courses in environmental policy and negotiation and public dispute resolution. She received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an MS from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning from MIT.

Eve Beaury
Evelyn Beaury (Eve) is a PhD candidate in the Organismic and Evolutionary Biology program. She uses methods from macroecology and biogeography to study the spread and impacts of plant invasions and global change. She is also interested in how research can inform stakeholder and policy decisions about invasive species. Her current projects focus on understanding variation in invasive species abundance across ecosystems of the U.S. and the role of the plant nursery industry in distributing invasive species. In addition to research, Eve is passionate about science communication and outreach. 

Take a look at her recent blog post for her take on the “big data revolution” of open data going on in the life sciences.

Gavin Fay
Dr. Gavin Fay (he/him) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fisheries Oceanography at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s School for Marine Science and Technology (SMAST). Gavin’s work focuses using statistical and mathematical models for better ecosystem-based decision making for fisheries and our oceans. He is interested in both developing new methods for statistical modeling, fisheries assessment, and ecosystem-based management; and also how open data science tools can empower better communication of scientific results for application to management and policy. Gavin received his BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology from the University of Stirling (Scotland), and his MS & PhD in Aquatic and Fishery Sciences from the University of Washington, Seattle. At SMAST, Gavin teaches courses in statistics, ecological population modeling, science communication, and Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management.

Erin Kuprewicz
I am a tropical ecologist who studies plant-animal interactions and how they scale up to affect forest communities in a changing world. I have research programs in Costa Rica and México examining how terrestrial granivores facilitate (via seed dispersal) or prevent (via seed predation) plant range expansions to outpace upslope ecosystem shifts expected as the climate rapidly warms. In the Madre de Dios region of Perú, I am investigating how hunting of terrestrial seed dispersers affects carbon storage in adult trees via disruptions in seed-to-seedling transitions. I am especially interested in using field experiments to understand how seed-eating animals (vertebrates and invertebrates) interact with seeds and seedlings spanning suites of traits and how flexible ecological interactions affect plant survival and spread in biodiverse ecosystems.