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Welcome to the Summer Meeting for the Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP)! The 2017 theme is Strengthening Ties Between Observations and User Communities. The theme is based on one of the goals in the 2015 - 2020 ESIP Strategic Plan, which provides a framework for ESIP’s activities over the next three years.
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Thursday, July 27 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Sustainable Data Management, Return on Investment

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The Sustainable Data Management Cluster draws on the collective experience of those managing data and repositories to promote collaboration and curation strategies that benefit both research networks and individual investigators. A major activity of this group is to develop a framework for calculating Return on Investment (RoI) in data repositories. Recent activities include targeted workshops (with NSF funding) and ESIP meeting sessions. 

Defining RoI in the research data repository setting is challenging, but in normal business terms calculating RoI provides an assessment of the efficiency of an investment by performing a comparison of the amount invested versus the gain resulting from the investment. It is calculated by dividing the measured benefit by the cost of the investment and is normally expressed as a ratio or percentage:
ROI = (Calculated gain from investment - Cost of investment)/Cost of investment

In this session, we will continue the examination of current approaches to evaluating the RoI of research data repositories with an expert in that field, Neil Beagrie (remotely), with data that pertain to our own repositories. Our goals are a white paper outlining proposed approach(es) for assessing the ROI of existing repositories with suggested best practices and defined metrics.

Speakers | Moderators
avatar for Margaret O'Brien

Margaret O'Brien

Data Specialist, University of California
My academic background is in biological oceanography. Today, I am a data specialist working with the Environmental Data Initiative (EDI) plus ecosystem-level projects conducting primary research, like the LTER network, and a marine Biodiversity Observation Network. My primary data... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am MDT
6 - Walnut
  Walnut, Working Session