• Transportation Research Board

      TRB 97th Annual Meeting

      January 7–11, 2018

    • Interactive Program

2018

Annual Meeting Event Detail




Workshop 156

Public Access, Open Access, and Open Data: New Requirements for Federally Funded Research

Sunday 1:30 PM- 4:30 PM
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Kendra Levine, University of California, Berkeley, presiding
Alasdair Cain, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, presiding
Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Library and Information Science for Transportation (ABG40)
Standing Committee on Conduct of Research (ABG10)

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published its Public Access Plan covering U.S. DOT-funded research and “establishes objectives to ensure public access to Publications and Digital Data Sets arising from DOT-managed research and development (R&D) programs.”  This interactive workshop will provide guidance & training on the plan’s requirements including developing data management plans, maintaining research project records, and preparing a data set for the public domain.



Who Should Attend?

Any transportation researcher, PI, or subcontractor who receives federal research funding will find this workshop invaluable, especially:

  • State DOT research offices
  • University Transportation Centers or university transportation engineering departments
  • Contractors and sub-contractors on federally funded research projects

 

Workshop Objectives

This workshop is designed to give the transportation research community:

·         An understanding of WHY this new requirement has been mandated and what associated benefits can be expected.

·         An understanding of the main elements of the USDOT Public Access Plan, which programs and projects will be affected, and how to comply.

·         Some examples of best practices already in place within academic, State and Federal transportation research entities.

·         Guidance/training on the Plan’s requirements, including how to develop a Data Management Plan, how to submit and maintain research project records, and how to prepare a dataset for the public domain.

 

The workshop is designed to be interactive, with participants encouraged to bring their laptops and other portable devices to allow them to gain “hands-on” experience with the various new procedures. Attendees will gain the most benefit from the workshop if they read through the Public Access Plan and guidance and implementation website created by U.S. DOT’s National Transportation Library, prior to attending.

 

Agenda

 

Introduction

Alasdair Cain, Director of Research Coordination, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, USDOT

 

Benefits of Public/Open Access

Jerry Sheehan, Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President of the United States

 

USDOT Public Access Plan

1. Plan Overview/Context - Charles Ducker, Senior Department Intellectual Property Counsel, USDOT 

2. Publications - Amanda Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library, USDOT 

3. Datasets - Daniel Morgan - Chief Data Officer, USDOT 

4. Reporting, Enforcement & Compliance:

-        Alasdair Cain, Director of Research Coordination, USDOT,

-        Amanda Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library, USDOT

 

Guidance/Training on complying with USDOT Public Access Plan requirements

1. Data Management Plans - Daniel Morgan - Chief Data Officer, USDOT 

2. Submitting projects to RiP - Lisa Loyo, Director, Information Technology & Research Services, TRB 

3. Datasets - Daniel Morgan - Chief Data Officer, USDOT 

4. Submitting publications/deliverables - Amanda Wilson, Director, National Transportation Library, USDOT 

5. USDOT Research Hub - Beyan Johnson, USDOT Research Hub Program Manager, USDOT

 

Best Practice Case Studies

1. Publications - Mary Moulton - Digital Librarian, National Transportation Library, USDOT 

2. Datasets, Academic Perspective - Darcy Bullock , Professor or Civil Engineering, Purdue University 

3. ITS Research Data Exchange - Dale Thompson, FHWA, USDOT

 



Title Presentation Number
Benefits of Public/Open Access
Jerry Sheehan, Executive Office of the President
P16-0721
USDOT Public Access Plan
Charles Ducker, Office of the Secretary of Transportation (OST)
Amanda Wilson, OST-R/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Daniel Morgan, U.S. Department of Transportation
Alasdair Cain, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
P16-0719
Guidance/Training on complying with USDOT Public Access Plan requirements
Amanda Wilson, OST-R/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Dan Morgan, U.S. Department of Transportation
Beyan Johnson, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology
Lisa Loyo, Transportation Research Board
P16-0727
Best Practice Public/Open Access Case Studies: Publicatons
Mary Moulton, OST-R/Bureau of Transportation Statistics
P16-0723
Best Practice Public/Open Access Case Studies: Datasets, Academic Perspective
Darcy Bullock, Purdue University
P16-0724
Best Practice Public/Open Access Case Studies: ITS Research Data Exchange
Richard Thompson, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
P16-0726