Tue 19 May 2020 09:00 - Fri 22 May 2020 17:00
Event type:



Data discovery & use
Digital preservation
Research data management

Target Group(s):

Data producers
Data professionals
Data users

Skill level(s):







Swedish National Data Service (SND)

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IASSIST 2020: “Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture”

IASSIST is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.Organized by The Swedish National Data Service (SND) the annual conference takes place in Gothenburg on 19-22 May 2020.The conference theme, “Data by Design: Building a Sustainable Data Culture”, emphasizes two core values embedded in the culture of Gothenburg and Sweden: design and sustainability.The overview of the program is available on the website of IASSIST2020.IASSIST2020 welcomes presentations and workshops on several topics. The deadline for submission of all proposals is 6 December 2019.Registration opens in February.

While a variety of submission topics are desired, the organizers of IASSIST2020 encourage you to think about if and how your topic may fit into one of the following tracks:

Partnerships and collaborations – What is the data culture like at your organization? What infrastructure – hardware, software, people or policies – are you leveraging, and is it enough? Who do you partner and collaborate with, both within and outside your own organization, and can we learn from these networking environments?

Data management and archiving – How can we build a community of data sharing that is equitable for all? How can we learn from each other’s approaches to demonstrating trust to lay a strong foundation? Have you designed any new and useful approaches and tools that can help in this space?

Data access, governance and ethics – As data practitioners we adhere to key principles of protecting human rights and high ethical standards. What principles, practices and tools have you worked on around data access, especially where there may be added risk in data publishing and use.

Data documentation and reproducibility – For a data community to persist, members need to share a common data language. What new approaches are you using to design documentation to facilitate our shared understanding? What strategies or tools have you designed that will help us respond best to the current reproducibility ‘crisis’?

Data literacy – A robust community includes not only experienced practitioners, but also newcomers. What innovative or successful approaches are you using around the topic of data literacy and how can we, as a community, better equip new practitioners with this important skill?

This year IASSIST also welcomes suggestions for Special Interest Group and Birds of a Feather sessions, and requires a short proposal and a meeting agenda/discussion points to support these. Also, panel proposals should be made up of speakers from multiple organizations to encourage diversity of debate.

Because many submissions are expected, the organizers kindly ask you to restrict submissions to one per person only.

For more information, check out the full call for Presentations and Workshop.

Important Dates

Call for presentations and workshops opens in October
Deadline for presentations and workshops submission: 6 December
Notification of acceptance:mid-January
Registration opens: February
Deadline for early fee: 15 March
Deadline for normal fee: 5 May
Conference dates: 19-22 May