NISS Exploration Workshop on Data Sharing

Friday, February 8, 2008 - 7:30am to Saturday, February 9, 2008 - 4:45pm

Many scientific research journals now require (or are considering requiring) that research data be made publicly available. Availability does not constitute adequacy of information for sound statistical analysis. The purpose of this workshop is to examine the statistical prerequisites for "available data" to permit analysis at various levels of complexity.

Editors of premier scientific journals will present their experience and articulate their goals for making data available to initiate a dialog with the statisticians at the workshop. The workshop output will be a white paper articulating the statistical considerations that will dictate the degree of complexity possible in a statistical analysis.


Rolf Apweiler, Past President of Human Proteome Organisation (HUPO)
Richard W. Carlson, Editor, Earth & Planetary Letters
Katrina Kelner, AAAS, Deputy Editor for Life Sciences, Science
Gary King, Harvard University, The Dataverse Network Project
Robert Moffitt, Editor of American Economic Review
Ani Thakar and Jordan Raddick, Johns Hopkins University, Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS)
Edward Ungvarsky, Chief, Trial Division, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

Representatives of Societies:

Gary King, Harvard University - Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMS)
Roger Peng, Johns Hopkins University- The International Biometric Society (IBS)
Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director- American Statistical Association (ASA)
Elizabeth Zubritsky - American Chemical Society (ACS)

Friday, February 8, 2008

8:30 Registration: Coffee, Fruit and Rolls
8:45 Welcome
9:00 Science:  Katrina Kelner
9:45 Earth & Planetary Letters:  Richard W. Carlson
10:30 Break
11:00 Human Proteome Organization:  Rolf Apweiler
11:45 Sloan Digital Sky Survey: Ani Thakar and Jordan Raddick
12:30 Lunch
1:30 American Economic Review:  Robert Moffitt
2:15 DC Public Defender Service:  Edward Ungvarsky
3:00 Break
3:30 Statistical Issues:  Gary King
4:00 Panel: Professional Societies

  • Elizabeth Zubritsky, American Chemical Society
  • Ron Wasserstein, American Statistical Association
  • Gary King, Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • Roger Peng, International Biometric Society

5:00 Discussion of Saturday's Agenda
5:15 Adjourn

Saturday, February 9, 2008

8:30 Coffee, Fruit and Rolls
9:00 Working Session (by invitation)
1:00 Adjourn


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Washington, DC
United States