Conferences

The annual conference provides data professionals a variety of opportunities to participate in discussions about research data and data support activities. In addition there are regional IASSIST workshops or IASSIST sponsored events.

IASSIST Quarterly

The IQ represents an international cooperative effort on the part of individuals managing, operating, or using machine-readable data archives, data libraries, and data services.

Jobs Repository

The IASSIST Jobs Repository is a record of job descriptions posted to the members’ email list from 2005 to the present, providing a communal resource for employers and job-hunters.

Webinars

Community webinars organized by the IASSIST Professional Development Committee.

Discussion list

Our professional communication and news channel. An important source of support for members to query other data professionals.

Membership

Join or manage your membership.

From iBlog

iBlog is IASSIST’s own blog. Entries on various topics are written by our members.

Countries closing down - Reproducibility keeping science open

By Karsten Boye Rasmussen on July 2, 2020

Welcome to volume 44 of the IASSIST Quarterly. Here in 2020 we start with a double issue on reproducibility (IQ 44(1-2)). The start of 2020 was in the sign of Corona. Though we are now only in the middle of the year, we can say with confidence that 2020 will be known for the closing down of nearly all public life. From our very own world this included the move of the IASSIST 2020 conference to 2021.

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The business of being a community

By San Cannon on May 22, 2020

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly a year since I took the reins of the presidency from the wonderful Tuomas Alaterä. This week should have been my turn to miss lunch to lead the annual meeting at the conference. The 90 minute event is arguably the least exciting thing about the weeklong get together which is why we generally bribe people with lunch to attend. While it may not be an electrifying event, it provides an important forum for our community and allows the leadership to share important information about the activities of the organization that may or may not be readily apparent to the members at large.

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Introducing the New IASSIST Website

By Tuomas J. Alaterä on May 13, 2020

It’s alive! As you have probably noticed by now - IASSIST’s new website has been launched. This is the fourth IASSIST website if one does not count the separate membership site iassistdata.info. Before taking a closer look at the new site, let’s take a quick look back at IASSIST’s website history. IASSIST first ventured into the World Wide Web during the membership year 1994-1995. But prior to this there had already been IASSIST Gopher!

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Integrating Data Literacy into Library and Information Science (LIS) Curriculum

By LHorton 2 on January 16, 2020

IASSIST’s Africa Regional Secretary Ms. Winny Nekesa Akullo and Prof. Constant Obura-Okello report on a data workshop at Makerere University, Kampala. If you’re looking to orginise a similar regional or national data event, the IASSIST 2020 Event Sponsorship Proposals call is open until 26 January 2020. IASSIST’s Membership Committee’s event sponsorship program recently sponsored a one day workshop on Integrating Data Literacy into Library and Information Science (LIS) Curriculum. The workshop aimed at bringing academicians in the field of library and information science to discuss how data literacy can be integrated in the LIS curriculum so as to have trained library professionals who are able to provide data literacy skills to their patrons.

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