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Registration Open for "Data Infrastructure: The Importance of Quality and Integrity" Workshop at PTO

22 Sep 2014 4:50 PM | Deleted user




Save the Date – November 20, 2014

Data Infrastructure: The Importance of Quality and Integrity


Thursday, November 20, 2014   9:00 am - 4:30 pm  
A One-Day Workshop Co-sponsored by CENDI and NFAIS

Hosted by NTIS at the US Patent and Trademark Office

Madison Auditorium, USPTO, 600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA  22314



This one-day workshop is a must for anyone involved in creating, managing, or using scientific data. The Open Data movement dramatically is changing the flows as well as the roles of all involved.   This workshop will explore the technical, financial, political, and social/cultural forces that must be considered when assessing the quality and integrity of the data.  We will investigate with major stakeholders how can we rely on the quality and integrity of the data that are becoming increasingly available.  Mark your calendar now to reserve the date of this informative workshop.  Registration will open September 15, 2014to accommodate those who need to pay before the new fiscal year begins.




The day opens with a keynote on the current landscape of data quality and integrity, including a discussion of policies, major stakeholders, needs, and issues. This will be followed by in depth discussion of the laws and policies that impact data quality and a speaker panel of data creators, funders, and managers.


After a hosted lunch, speakers from the publishing, aggregating and archiving communities discuss their roles and several of the tools and applications they use to support data quality and integrity, as well as an exploration of basic requirements and expectations, assessment of user needs, and establishing quality benchmarks.  


The day closes with a facilitated discussion of speakers and attendees of the day’s material, possible applications, and the envisioned future.  Discussion will include the challenges, identified gaps and next steps in building a more robust data cycle.



Speakers will be announced very soon.  They are industry and government experts who will make this day engaging, informative, and constructive.  Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further developments as the agenda is completed.  Registration opens September 15, 2014.






Jill O’Neill                                                      Kathryn Simon

Director, Communication and Planning         Administrative Coordinator, CENDI Secretariat
NFAIS                                                                        c/o Information International Associates, Inc.
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Philadelphia, PA 19102-3403                         Oak Ridge, TN  37830
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CENDI, the Federal STI Managers Group, was formally created in 1985 when a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by four charter U.S. government agencies (Commerce, Energy, NASA, and Defense). From this small core of STI managers, CENDI has grown to its current membership of 13 major science agencies involved in the dissemination and long-term management of scientific and technical information.



The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™) was founded in 1958 to advance scholarly, scientific, and professional research by enabling members to examine issues of content, technology, and business models integral to their future success.  Today, NFAIS continues to help information industry leadersundefinedinternational scholarly associations, public and private companies, libraries, major corporations, and government agenciesundefinedstay on top of the latest trends, technologies and research methodologies by advancing communication and collaboration across the global information community


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