The Research Data Access and Preservation Summit will take place on April 9-10, 2010 in Phoenix, AZ. From the description:
This summit aims to bring together leaders in data centers, laboratories, and libraries in different organizational and disciplinary settings to share ideas and techniques for managing, preserving, and sharing large-scale research data repositories with an eye toward achieving infrastructure-independent access and stewardship... The summit will address three main questions:
- What data access and preservation capabilities are required within and across research groups?
- What technical solutions exist to meet these needs and how do they scale across domains?
- What are the social contexts under which research communities assemble to share data?
Registration is open until April 2nd.