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Strategic Plan

In 2010, a two year long effort to produce an updated five-year Strategic Plan for IASSIST was completed by the organization's Strategic Plan Action Group. At the 2010 Annual Conference of IASSIST, the Administrative Committee approved the strategic plan and set its implementation into motion.

The focus of the plan is on the following strategic directions:

  1. Advocacy: For policies that increase access to data and promote responsible data curation.
  2. Community: Cultivate a community that supports full data life-cycle; creation, use and preservation of data.
  3. Professional Development: Provide resources to foster the development of data professionals.

Under these three strategic directions, IASSIST members are working together to advocate for responsible data management, to build a broader community surrounding research data, and encourage the professional development of data professionals.

Read the full plan: Democratizing Data - The IASSIST Strategic Plan for 2010–2014

Previous plans

  • IASSIST Quarterly

    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect


  • Resources


    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

  • community

    • LinkedIn
    • Facebook
    • Twitter

    Find out what IASSISTers are doing in the field and explore other avenues of presentation, communication and discussion via social networking and related online social spaces. more...