ICPSR Biennial Meeting 2021 - Schedule of Events

ICPSR Biennial Meeting 2021


Schedule of Events:

Please check back often as events are subject to change prior to October 2021, including new presentations being added. Links and other attendance information will be sent to registrants. If you have not yet registered, please register here.


Please note that all events take place virtually. 

Tuesday, October 5:

  4pm EDT Attendee Orientation and informal happy hour
    An optional orientation to the upcoming events including a Q&A about attending a virtual conference, as well as time to get to know fellow attendees


Wednesday, October 6:

  10:30am EDT Virtual coffee and networking
    An informal 30 minute session to connect with fellow attendees
  11am EDT  ICPSR Data Showcase
    Back by popular demand! Learn more about the data available at ICPSR, including hidden data gems
  12pm EDT ICPSR Project Lightning Talks
    Short presentations of multiple data projects and archives, with a focus on how these data can "do good"
  1pm EDT

Data Ethics, presented by Seton Hall
Most graduate programs do not mandate data ethics courses for students, which has consequences for
the research data services department and research community. In this presentation, I will discuss the
data ethics concerns raised in the experiences I have had working within the data services department.

  2pm EDT From Dataset Detection to Instructional Resources: What’s New with the ICPSR Bibliography of Data-related Literature
    The ICPSR Bibliography is planning to use machine learning to detect informal data use and develop reliable data impact metrics. This session will cover our progress so far. You will also learn about new instructional resources created by the Bibliography staff, including Current Events in the Bibliography, Research Spotlights and more.
  3pm EDT Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ICPSR
    A short introduction to dozens of DEI-related data projects and resources
  4pm EDT ICPSR Awards
    A presentation of the Warren E. Miller Award for Meritorious Service to the Social Sciences and the William H. Flanigan Award for Distinguished Service as an ICPSR Official Representative


Thursday, October 7:

  10:30am EDT Virtual coffee and networking
  11am EDT Data Doing Good at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research
    Known for "social science in the public interest," the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan is a leader in large survey studies and other projects leading to highly visible data used in policy . Learn about the American National Election Studies and other projects during this session.
  12pm EDT State of the Consortium
    Presented by ICPSR Director Maggie Levenstein
  2pm EDT OR/DR Boot Camp! Fundamentals and the Evolution of the Official and Designated Representative Role
  (2 hour session) This session for new (and not so new) OR/DRs will cover details on the organization of ICPSR and its governance, roles and responsibilities of the OR, where and to whom you can go for help, location and use of the ICPSR website, tips and tools for helping your users, and promoting ICPSR at your institution. We will orient you to new research projects at ICPSR and introduce you to some outstanding ORs. This session is a must for those who are new to ICPSR as well as those looking to get back in shape as the consortium evolves to meet changing data curation and data sharing needs. Come learn what makes this organization and the data it distributes so great!
  4pm EDT Data Access
    A special request from ICPSR Representatives! This session will focus on how to find and access available data via the ICPSR website, how to successfully access restricted-use datasets, virtual vs. physical restricted-use data access, simple explanations of how to select a dataset and how to download a dataset, and general data basics for people who don't have a background in qualitative or quantitative research.


Friday, October 8:

  10:30am EDT Virtual coffee and networking
  11am EDT ICPSR Curation: The who, what, where, why and how of curating data at ICPSR
  1pm EDT New Virtual Data Resources: Restricted Data, GIS, and Election Data for use in the classroom and more
  1pm EDT

Virtual booths
Visit ICPSR and related  data projects in an informal virtual environment to learn more about their data and resources. You'll meet: Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), Resource Center for Minority Data (RCMD),  National Archive of Data on Arts and Culture (NADAC), Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) Alliance, ICPSR Summer Program, and more.

  2pm EDT Data Brunch Live! Social Media Extremism
    Join us for a live taping of the ICPSR podcast, Data Brunch. We'll speak with ICPSR's Libby Hemphill about extremism and social media, how data can help, and what the future might look like.
  3pm EDT Closing Session

















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