"Timely attention to digital research data sharing and management is fundamental to supporting U.S. science and engineering in the twenty-first century." -National Science Board, 2011 Report on Digital Research Data Sharing and Management.
UNT's Third Annual Symposium on Open Access was held on May 21st, 2012 at the University of North Texas Gateway Center, Denton, TX
The year's conference brought together key stakeholders from industry, academic research, funding agencies, and publishing to explore the implications of emerging trends in research data access, preservation, and management. Presenters (see below) explored the emerging landscape of research data management and strategies for ensuring that publicly funded research remain openly accessible to the public.
Dr. Myron Gutmann has been the Head of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation since 2009. One of his primary areas of study are digital materials and how they can be properly preserved and shared, as well as how the confidentiality of research subjects can be protected when data about them is made available for secondary use. Gutmann also specializes in historical demography and population-environment relationships with a focus on Europe and the Americas. He received his doctorate from Princeton University and has taught at both the University of Michigan and the University of Texas at Austin.
The conference included several panels of experts (see bios below), each of which offered a different perspective on data management within the Open Access movement.