Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship


The GSLIS Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) conducts research on information problems that impact scientific and scholarly inquiry. Our projects and activities focus on how digital information can advance the work of scientists and scholars, the curation of research data, and the integration of information within and across disciplines and research communities.

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  • Baker, Karen S. (2014-03)
    Current practices and configurations are not sufficient to realize the vision of data as open, accessible, and reuseable resources. In moving from investigations by individual researchers to collaborative scientific ...


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  • Baker, Karen S.; Troxell-Thomas, Christy A.; Pooler, William G. (2015)
    Data management contributes to the growth of local data infrastructure supporting collaborative research in the natural sciences. An important first step in local data management is the process of data assembly. Providing ...


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  • Palmer, Carole L.; Isaac, Antoine; Wickett, Karen M.; Fenlon, Katrina S.; Senseney, Megan (Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship, 2015-03-07)
    The "Digital Collection Contexts: Intellectual and Organizational Functions at Scale" workshop was held March 4, 2014, at the iConference in Berlin, Germany. The aim was to unite a community of faculty, students, system ...


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  • Baker, Karen S.; Mayernik, Matthew S.; Thompson, Cheryl A.; Nienhouse, Eric; Williams, Steve; Worley, Steve (2015-02)
    Amidst the contemporary focus on open data and national coordination, there is a need for organization-centric discussions about scientific data and data management. Data collections at the National Center for Atmospheric ...


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  • Hou, Chung-Yi; Thompson, Cheryl A.; Palmer, Carole L. (2014-12-15)
    As digital research data proliferate and expectations for open access escalate, the landscape of data repositories is becoming more complex. For example, DataBibcurrently identifies 980 data repositories across the ...


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