Speak, Show, and Share at RDAP16: Call for Proposals

Research Data Access and Preservation Summit 2016


May 4-7, 2016

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center, Atlanta, GA

RDAP16, the seventh annual Research Data Access and Preservation Summit, is accepting proposals (max. 300 words) for two panels, interactive posters, and lightning talks. Themes for RDAP16 were selected by this year’s planning committee with input from previous years’ attendees and RDAP community members.

Important Dates

December 18, 2015 Panel Presentations
Submissions Due

January 15, 2016 Interactive Posters and Lightning Talks
Submissions Due

May 4-7, 2016
RDAP16 Conference and Workshops


Panel Presentations, Interactive Posters, and Lightning Talks

The RDAP Summit Program Committee solicits proposals for panel sessions (other panels are being curated by members of the program committee), posters, and (five minute) lightning talks on themes including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Policies concerning research data in your intuition
  • Partnership or obstacles between units involved with building or expanding research data services
  • Institutional responses to funding agencies’ policies on research data
  • Tools developed and/or implemented for data curation and management
  • Data management and curation for humanities
  • Citations and altmetrics for research data
  • Institutional/data repositories
  • Data management education and training

Panel sessions are 90-minute moderated discussions on a specific topic of interest. A submission should include:

  • A Panel Session Leader with a commitment to arrange the specific topic of interest;
  • 3-5 Panel Session Speakers with a commitment to join in under the specific topic.


Submit your 300 word (maximum) summary or abstract, along with any supplementary documentation, for Panel Presentations by December 18, 2015.
Submissions for Interactive Posters and (five minute) Lightning Talks are due January 15, 2016. Submit your proposals for RDAP16 here:


View previous RDAP presentations and posters on our Slideshare site. Links to previous Summits’ programs,
videos and articles in the ASIS&T Bulletin are available on our RDAP Past Events page.

Keep up with RDAP news by joining our Listserv, following us on Twitter or visiting our Facebook page. For questions, contact either of the RDAP16 program chairs, Lisa Zilinski at ldz@cmu.edu and Kate Dillon at katherine.dillon@sjsu.edu.
We look forward to hearing from you!


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