As part of our research project, “Sustaining Open Research: Institutional Repository Readiness,” we are happy to share the recording from our first virtual learning event on “Funding Agencies and the Desirable Characteristics.” Our speakers have also archived their slides, which are available through the DCN’s repository and linked from our project page. We also invite you to save the date for our second event!

Wednesday, August 2, 1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern

Data Sharing Readiness in Academic Institutions

We have invited a series of speakers that will present on the state of data sharing in academic institutions. After a high-level overview of data sharing readiness based on recent research, members of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing Initiative, based at the Association of Research Libraries, will then provide more detailed information about the costs and activities involved in data sharing. We’ll close the presentation session with a case study from Princeton University Library.

Presenters will speak for a total of 45 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A, and 30 minutes of discussion in breakout rooms.

There is no limit to the number of attendees, but registration is required. 

Event 2 Speakers:

Lisa R. Johnston is the director of Data Governance in the Office of Data Management and Analytics Services leading the campus program and policy for institutional data. Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison in March 2022, Johnston was the lead of Research Data Services at the University of Minnesota Library and served in numerous roles including director of the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) and founder and PI for the Data Curation Network (, a Alfred P Sloan funded multi-institutional collaboration of academic, non-profit, and funder-based data repositories that became a fully sustainable organization in 2021.

Cynthia Hudson-Vitale is the Director, Science Policy and Scholarship in the Association of Research Libraries Scholarship and Policy team. In this role, Cynthia represents and advances the Association’s Scholars & Scholarship program with key partners, allies, and joint ventures to promote ARL’s broad mission of open, equitable scholarly communication, information stewardship, and publishing. Cynthia is also the PI of the Realities of Academic Data Sharing (RADS) Initiative.

Wind Cowles is the Associate Dean for Data, Research, and Teaching at Princeton University Libraries. Before joining Princeton, Dr. Wind Cowles worked at the National Institutes of Health in the Center for Scientific Review and as an associate professor in Linguistics at the University of Florida and the director of the Language and Cognition Lab.

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