Dr. Borgman’s October Appointments at Harvard

  Professor Christine Borgman is at Harvard university for the month of October, 2018, in the following three roles: Visiting Scholar, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Visiting Fellow, Harvard Data Science Initiative Faculty, Associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society   During her CfA fellowship, Dr. Borgman plans to advance a decade-long study of astronomy data practices to ask questions about the durability and fragility of these infrastructures and the invisible work required to sustain access to data, tools, instruments, publications, documentation, and other infrastructure components. Lessons learned are expected to advance data stewardship in astronomy and other scientific domains. Dr. Borgman’s Talks while at Harvard include:   Wednesday, October 3, 2018, 12:30pm to 1:30pm: The invisible knowledge infrastructure of astronomy: A sharper focus on blurry data. Seamless Astronomy Colloquium, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Dr. Borgman discussed astronomy’s robust, yet often invisible, knowledge infrastructure and the lessons it teaches us. This talk drew on her decade-long study of astronomy data practices with the UCLA’s Center for Knowledge Infrastructures. Slides are available at https://escholarship.org/uc/item/1mr727cw.   Tuesday, October 10, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:15PM: Open data, grey data, and stewardship: Universities at the privacy frontier. Berkman Klein Tuesday Luncheon Series, Berkman-Klein Center, Harvard University. Universities produce and consume vast amounts of data for research, teaching, service, and operational purposes. While extremely valuable to universities and their external partners, Borgman discussed the challenge of governing these data in ways that protect privacy, security, and academic freedom. This talk, based on an article published in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, drew on the pioneering work of the University of California in privacy and information...

Professor Borgman and Irene Pasquetto Podcast from The Cochrane Colloquium 2018

A conversation with Professor Christine Borgman and Ph.D. Candidate, Irene Pasquetto about their Cochrane Colloquium presentation “How and why do scientists reuse others’ data to produce new knowledge? Background, Foreground, and Beyond.” Within this podacast they discuss different types of data reuse, and the social, political, and technological challenges facing open...
Professor Borgman and Irene Pasquetto present at the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh

Professor Borgman and Irene Pasquetto present at the Cochrane Colloquium in Edinburgh

  Professor Christine Borgman and our Ph.D. Candidate, Irene Pasquetto presented at the Cochrane Colloquium from September 15th through the 18th at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Scotland. This annual event discusses research into important global health questions and promotes evidence-informed health care. Professor Christine Borgman and Irene Pasquetto discussed systematic reviews, data reuse, and ethics in biomedical research. These presentations include:   Christine Borgman & Irene Pasquetto, How and why do scientists reuse others’ data to produce new knowledge? Background, Foreground, and Beyond. Christine Borgman & Irene Pasquetto, Big Data, Little Data, or No Data? Systematic Reviews in an Age of Open Data   Irene Pasquetto, Chris Mavergames, & Lesley Stewart, Beyond privacy: the emerging ethics of data...