The 38th IASSIST Conference

NORC at the University of Chicago is honored to host the 38th Annual International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) conference in Washington, D.C. from June 4-8, 2012. The conference will be held at George Washington University’s Cafritz Conference Center and Marvin Center.

The theme of this year's conference is “Data Science for a Connected World: Unlocking and Harnessing the Power of Information,” reflecting the growing desire of research communities, government agencies, and other organizations to build connections and benefit from the better use of data through sound data preservation, management, and dissemination techniques. 

The theme is intended to stimulate discussions on building connections across all scholarly disciplines, governments, organizations, and individuals who are engaged in working with data.

There will be a number of sessions with NORC experts, analysts, and researchers.

NORC Experts at IASSIST:
  • Panel:  “Unlocking the Power of Restricted Data: A Discussion among Researchers, Producers, and Data Service Providers” with NORC expert Tim Mulcahy.
  • Paper:  “21st Century Data Security” with Senior Research Analyst Johannes J. Fernandes-Huessy
Plenary Speakers
  • Julia Lane, Senior Managing Economist-American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Mike Wash, Chief Information Officer US National Archive (NARA);
  • Mary Bohman, Administrator for Data and Staff Analysis, Economic Research Service
  • Mitch Morehart, Deputy Director for Data and Staff Analysis, Economic Research Service
To learn more about the conference or register, visit the 2012 registration IASSIST site.

IASSIST as a professional organization has a long history of bringing together those who provide information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.  What can we, as data professionals with shared interests and concerns, learn from others going forward; and what can they learn from us?  How can data professionals of all kinds build the connections that will be needed to address shared concerns and leverage strengths to better manage, share, curate and preserve data?