Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Challenges and a Way Forward – A Workshop : Health and Medicine Division

“An ad hoc planning committee under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will plan and conduct a two-day public workshop to discuss advances, challenges, and opportunities in clinical trial data sharing efforts since the release of the 2015 Institute of Medicine report, Sharing Clinical Trial Data: Maximizing Benefits, Minimizing Risk. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Wellcome Trust.


Consider the value and potential risks/costs of sharing clinical trial data for key stakeholders, including clinical trialists, sponsors, primary and secondary researchers, and patients;
Review the current landscape of clinical trial data sharing and reuse across public and private sectors (e.g. policies, platforms, collaborations, data sharing culture, published research output);
Examine use cases and trends from across public and private sectors when it comes to success, failure, lessons learned, and value;
Consider the perspectives and expectations of primary and secondary researchers, clinical trial participants, patient organizations, research sponsors (pharmaceutical companies and nonprofit organizations), journals, institutions, and federal agencies; and
Discuss next step opportunities for stakeholders to better harmonize incentives, policy, data standards, and governance to encourage the sharing and reuse of clinical trial data.

The planning committee will organize the workshop, develop the agenda, select and invite speakers and discussants, and moderate or identify moderators for the discussions. A proceedings of the presentations and discussions at the workshop will be prepared by a designated rapporteur in accordance with institutional guidelines….”

Enhancing Scientific Reproducibility through Transparent Reporting

“An ad hoc committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is convening a public workshop to discuss the current state of transparency in reporting pre-clinical biomedical research (e.g., disclosure of the availability and location of data, materials, analysis, and methodology) and to explore the possibility of improving the harmonization of guidelines across journals and funding agencies so that biomedical researchers propose and report data in a consistent manner. This workshop is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, Cell Press, The Lancet, and Nature Research….”

Implementing FAIR Data for People and Machines: Impacts and Implications – Event Summary | Online Registration by Cvent

“This special one day workshop for data and information professionals, information technologists, and for disciplinary scientists interested in effective data sharing is focused on the wave of activities related to making data “FAIR” (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable).

We will focus on the implementations and ultimate impacts and implications, especially as data is made FAIR for people and machines….”

Data Sharing Program Manager – Digital Science – Career Page

We are looking for a research data management expert to join our global and dynamic team….

If you know and love research data management, and want to be at the cutting edge helping the entire research community, we have the ideal role.  You will lead the delivery and growth of one or more figshare-related US federal customers.

This role may be of interest to anyone in the current roles:


  • Research Data Librarian
  • Data Curator
  • Repository Manager…”

ARL Seeks Director of Public Policy—Apply by January 14, 2019 | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL®

“The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has a career opportunity for an experienced professional ready to lead the Association’s advocacy and public policy agenda.


The Association has a proven record of accomplishment in the area of advocacy and public policy, most notably in copyright and other forms of intellectual property; information access; diversity, equity, and inclusion; accessibility; privacy; and open scholarship. ARL seeks a policy leader to advance the advocacy and public policy agenda, and to steadily cultivate and leverage a broad base of political and public support that elevates research libraries as impactful partners in research and learning in higher education, in national and international institutions, and in society.  …”

The Center for Open Data Enterprise: Internship Opportunity

“The Center for Open Data Enterprise is seeking interns to join our team to work on a variety of domestic and international programs throughout 2016. Major project areas include the Open Data Impact Map, US Federal Open Data Roundtables, Weekly 10 Newsletter, international conferences, and other initiatives as needed….”