Session 5D

Tools and Technologies
Implementing Data Review at your Journal: Policies, Practicalities, and Perspectives

With an eye toward increasing data transparency and rigor, journals and publishers are implementing data policies that ensure the research community has access to the data and analysis code underlying their publications. Journals in the social, health, and biological sciences are experimenting with different approaches to data and code review. A recently completed study by the Odum Institute and Dryad sought insights from editors’, reviewers’, and authors’ experiences with the peer-review process at journals that incorporate some type of data validation. This panel presentation will share the outputs of this research and the experiences of editors, publishers, and repository managers implementing different forms of data review in the life sciences, social sciences, and medicine.  Panelists will address the following questions:
-What are the ways in which data review is being implemented at different journals, and how much disciplinary variation is there?  
-What are the early experiences of authors, editors, and reviewers with data review?
-What opportunities exist to leverage the expertise of institutions or data repositories when developing these data-policy workflows?
-What are the costs and benefits to journals of incorporating data into the peer-review process?
-How can policies strike the right balance between effectiveness and burden?


Todd Vision, University of North Carolina
Todd Vision is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and Adjunct in the School of Information and Library Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research is in evolutionary genetics and bioinformatics. He served as the Associate Director of Informatics at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center 2006–2015 and on the Board of Directors for several scholarly communication and infrastructure nonprofits, including Dryad, ORCiD, and Phoenix Bioinformatics.


Elizabeth Hull, Dryad
Elizabeth Hull is Operations Manager for Dryad, a non-profit, curated repository for research data underlying scholarly publications. She holds a varied background in libraries/archives, web content management, public history and archaeology, all of which converge into an overarching commitment to open access and usability of knowledge.
Grace Baynes, Springer Nature
Grace Baynes is VP of Data & New Product Development for Open Research at Springer Nature. She is responsible for promoting open data and good research data practice, data publishing including the journal Scientific Data, data services, online communities, and new product development across open science and open research. In previous roles at Elsevier, BMC, Nature Publishing Group and Springer Nature, Grace has spent almost 20 years in academic publishing and has been working in open access and open research since 2003. Twitter Handle - @grace_baynes
Sonia Barbosa, Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science
Cary Gross, Yale and YODA project
Cary Gross is Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and the Director of the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale. As Director of the Cancer Outcomes Public Policy and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center at Yale, the over-arching theme of his work is the disconnect between evidence generated from clinical research and the actual needs of older persons with cancer. He uses comparative effectiveness studies and policy-relevant research to address this important knowledge gap. He also has a long-standing interest in research ethics and integrity, and is a collaborator on the Yale Open Data Access (YODA) project, which aims to promote and advance sharing of clinical trial data.