The ICPSR Summer Program would like to announce the following workshop, sponsored by the Archive of Data on Disability to Enable Policy (ADDEP) and the Center for Large Data Research and Data Sharing in Rehabilitation:

Data Curation for Disability and Rehabilitation Outcomes Research

Dates and Location: June 29-30, 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Instructors: Jared Lyle, ICPSR; James Graham, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; Jai Holt, ICPSR

This two-day workshop is for any individual interested or actively engaged in preparing research data for sharing and reuse among those involved in rehabilitation and disability outcomes research. Data curation includes the steps taken to ensure that research data can be used by secondary users long into the future. Increasingly, Federal agencies are asking researchers and projects they fund to ensure the data produced are accessible to others. This workshop will provide practical training for how best to accomplish this goal.

Workshop participants will learn how to plan, review, clean, document, and disseminate data collections, including quantitative data and data containing disclosure risks. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on exercises demonstrating curation practices as well as discussion with others in the workshop. Workshop participants can expect to leave with knowledge and experience of how to plan, assess, improve, and disseminate data for long-term preservation and access.

Application: Admission to this workshop is competitive, and enrollment is limited to 25 participants. To apply, go to the ICPSR Summer Program portal, where you will be able to select the workshop and submit the following required application materials:

  • Current curriculum vita
  • Cover letter discussing your motivations for attending the workshop, career background, and/or work experience

Registration Fees and Stipends: There are no registration fees for this workshop. Admitted workshop participants may be considered for one of a limited number of stipends to help with travel and housing costs. To be considered for one of these awards, applicants must specify in their application cover letter that they would like to be considered for one of the stipends and address how the workshop will advance their career or professional goals and/or data management skillset.


For more information, visit or contact the ICPSR Summer Program at or (734) 763-7400.