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Dealing with Data in a New Era of Research Data Management

19th July 2016
By Katy Alexander

Laura WheelerDigital Science Webinar, Community Manager at Digital Science, will be hosting our fourth webinar of the year, “Dealing with data in a new era of research data management.”

The webinar will be taking place on Monday 1st August at 4pm BST / 11am ET. If you are unable to tune in live, please still register and you’ll be sent the recording of the webinar. The hashtag will be #DSwebinar.

You’ll hear about:

  • Research data management in the US
  • Horizon 2020 programme and the European approach
  • Why open data is important as part of obtaining funding
  • How to get researchers on board and support them
  • Successful approaches to research data management
  • How to pave the way for open access to data

Thought leaders at top institutions will speak, including:

  • The British Library
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
  • University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences


Host: Laura Wheeler, Digital Science 

Laura Wheeler is the Community Manager and Blog Editor for Digital Science. Having joined the team in 2013, Laura is tasked with growing the  online presence of Digital Science. She is always busy helping to build online communities around our portfolio businesses and products.

Moderator & questionnaire: Dan Valen, Figshare

dan vDan is an expert in everything STM publishing and brings a wealth of experience to Figshare. Dan’s love of technology, innovation and fixing the broken meant a career in science was his destiny.

Adam Farquhar, British Library

DSL_7059Adam Farquhar is Head of Digital Scholarship at the British Library, where he and his team focus on establishing services for researchers that take full advantage of the possibilities that digital collections and data present across all formats and subjects.

He is principle investigator for the British Library Labs project; co-ordinates the THOR project that will provide seamless identifier services for researchers and data; member of the International Image Interoperability (IIIF) Consortium executive committee; Director of the Endangered Archives Programme that works with teams around the globe to preserve archival material that is in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration; President of DataCite, an international association dedicated to making it easier to identify, cite, and reuse scientific data; and founder and board member of the Open Preservation Foundation.

He has been responsible for the Library’s maps, newspaper, photographic, audio and moving image collections. Before joining the Library, he was the principle knowledge management architect for Schlumberger and research scientist at the Stanford Knowledge Systems Laboratory.

Kristin Briney,
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

briney2Kristin Briney is the Data Services Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she advises researchers on data management plans and data best practices. She has a PhD in chemistry and a master’s degree in library and information studies. Kristin is the author of the book “Data Management for Researchers” and blogs about how to manage research data at

Margaret E Henderson, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries


Margaret E. Henderson has been Director, Research Data Management and Associate Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries since the fall of 2013. She lectures on grant compliance issues, provides data management instruction, assists with data management plans for grants, and helped with university data policy. Her book, “Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians.” will be published in November 2016. Margaret has also published peer-reviewed articles, blogs, and book chapters, and has been an organizer and presenter at meetings such as MLA and RDAP, as well as an invited speaker at the eScience Symposium. Margaret is a Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and completed a graduate certificate in Biomedical Informatics from the Oregon Health and Sciences University. Prior to moving to Virginia, Margaret was the Director of Libraries and Archives at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Margaret received her MLIS from the University of Western Ontario SLIS (now FIMS).

Mariëtte van Selm, University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Mariëtte van Selm

Mariëtte van Selm studied History and holds a PhD in Theology. After participating in several projects on the history of the Dutch East Indies at institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, she joined the Information Services Department of the Library of the University of Amsterdam. Having led the development of the Library’s research data management support services, she now coordinates those services and manages the new implementation of their data repository for the approx. 3,500 researchers at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

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