Harvard Data Science Review Special Issue "Democratizing Data: Discovering Data Use For Research And Policy"

View the recordings and the presentation slides from the Harvard Data Science Review's Democratizing Data webinar.

Day 1 Sessions | May 21, 2024

From the Editors

A Panoramic View of the Special Issue  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Xiao-Li Meng, Department of Statistics, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University; Harvard Data Science Review, Harvard Data Science Initiative, Harvard University

The Vision of Democratizing Data  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]   [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

The New Importance of Data for Evidence Building

The View From Four Statistical Agencies  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Spiro Stefanou, Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Joe Parsons, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

The Importance of Philanthropic Foundations in Democratizing Data  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Jonathan Sotsky, Overdeck Family Foundation
  • Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
  • Stu Feldman, Schmidt Sciences

The Value of Data

An Invisible Hand for Creating Value From Data  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Julia Lane, New York University
  • Alfred Spector, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A Mapping Lens for Estimating Data Value  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Abhishek Nagaraj, University of California Berkeley; National Bureau of Economic Research

Scale, Publishing, and Open Data  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

Search Methods

Discovering Data Sets Through Machine Learning: An Ensemble Approach to Uncovering the Prevalence of Government-Funded Data Sets  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Ryan Hausen, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University

Discovering Datasets on the Web Scale: Challenges and Recommendations for Google Dataset Search  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

Day 2 Sessions | May 22, 2024

Discovery Methods

Discovering Data Sets in Unstructured Corpora: Discovering Use and Identifying New Opportunities  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Nick Pallotta, National Agricultural Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Adel Alaeddini, School of Data Science, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

Searching for How Data Have Been Used: Intuitive Labels for Data Search and Discovery  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Emilda Rivers, National Science Foundation

Practical Implementation

Turning Visions Into Reality: Lessons Learned From Building a Search and Discovery Platform  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

A Practical Use Case: Lesson Learned From Social Science Research Data Centers  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

Creating Engagements: Bringing the User Into Data Democratization  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Lauren Chenarides, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Colorado State University

Building Collaborative Communities

On Democratizing Data: Diminishing Disparity and Increasing Scientific Productivity  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Ophir Frieder, Georgetown University Medical Center, Georgetown University

The Future of Data in Research Publishing: From Nice to Have to Need to Have?  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

Building Trust: Data Metrics as a Focal Point for Responsible Data Stewardship  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

Enabling Responsible Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Through the Democratization of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure  [PRESENTATION SLIDES]  [WATCH ON YOUTUBE]

  • Manish Parashar, Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, University of Utah