Should Research Data Always be Open?

Perspectives on open access to information

The University of Arizona is celebrating Open Access Week by sponsoring this fascinating program that features UA researchers.

Many funding agencies and journal publishers require researchers to share data produced during the course of their research. When researchers share their data, other researchers can reuse it to answer new questions, opening up new interpretations and discoveries. Not all research data can be made openly available, especially if the research involves people. Completely open data is not necessarily in the best interest of all involved. What are the issues involved? How do researchers handle the differences between competing interests? Our speakers come from a variety of disciplines and will address these issues from their unique perspectives.

  • “Stewarding Indigenous Data: Resolving Tensions Between Open Data and Indigenous Data Sovereignty”
    Stephanie Carroll Rainie, co-director of the Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research and Associate Director, Native Nations Institute
  • “Voices Unheard: Access to Oral History Interviews by Community Members Living Next to Contamination”
    Denise Moreno Ramírez, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Soil, Water, and Environmental Science
  • “Configuring Access When Open is the Default”
    Cheryl Knott, Professor in the School of Information

Refreshments will be served.

October 31, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Student Union, Kiva Room