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National Summit on Accelerating Public Access to Research Data

The Association of American Universities and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities will host an invitation-only National Summit on Accelerating Public Access to Research Data February 20-21, 2020 at the fhi360 Conference Center (1825 Connecticut Ave. NW) in Washington, D.C. The National Summit will bring together universities and stakeholders from the research data community to develop a set of guidelines to assist universities in developing and implementing policies, practices, and guidance to ensure public access to federally funded research data. The National Summit is funded by the National Science Foundation ( Award No. 1939279 ) with support from the National Institutes of Health.

We have extended the deadline to register for the Summit to Thursday, January 30, 2020. 

The guidelines will build on a November 2017 AAU-APLU Public Access Working Group Report and an October 2018 AAU-APLU Workshop on Accelerating Public Access to Research Data . The Summit will help identify key elements of successful institutional policies to include in a Guide for campuses. AAU and APLU will convene a second Summit (late Summer 2020) to finalize the Guide and disseminate it to the AAU and APLU memberships in November 2020.

The goals of the first Summit are to:

  • surface challenges facing institutions in their efforts to enable and incentivize data sharing and public access;
  • provide opportunities for participants to engage in dialogue with other institutions and key stakeholders (e.g., federal agencies, scientific societies, research libraries, private foundations, repositories, etc.) on public access to data; and
  • begin to develop solutions and identify guidance to address the challenges institutions face in accelerating public access to data.

A draft agenda of the Summit can be found here.

Please contact Katie Steen ( [email protected]) or Kacy Redd ([email protected]) if you have any questions.