AAPA Data Sharing Workshop

A workshop on data sharing in biological anthropology, funded by the NSF and sponsored by the AAPA, is planned for Feb 8-9, 2019, in Milwaukee, WI. The workshop will focus on identifying types of data that are generated within the subfields of biological anthropology that should be made publicly available. We will also discuss other issues that surround data sharing including issues that impede it, current resources that support it and ways to improve data sharing.  Approximately 35 researchers have been invited who represent different subfields in biological anthropology and who have experience with large datasets, long-running field sites, or developing resources for data-sharing. The main goal of the workshop is to find ways to facilitate broader data-sharing in biological anthropology that are in line with requirements from NSF and shared priorities at AAPA.


Specific questions to be addressed at the workshop are:

  1. What data need to be archived and what issues with data sharing need to be addressed?
  2. What are examples of successful data sharing and what data sharing resources are already hosted by universities, publishers, and other venues?
  3. How can data sharing be incentivized and integrated into research design?


Trudy Turner, U Wisconsin-Milwaukee, [email protected]

Connie Mulligan, U Florida, [email protected]

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