October 8, 2015 - 2:00pm PDT
RD-Switchboard: Find Connections to Your Data - Amir Aryani
Research Data Switchboard (RD-Switchboard) is a collaborative project initiated by Australian National Data Service (ANDS) as part of the Data Description Registry Interoperability (DDRI) working group of the Research Data Alliance. RD-Switchboard addresses the problem of cross platform discovery by connecting datasets together across multiple registries on the basis of co-authorship or other collaboration models such as joint funding and grants.
In this webinar, Dr. Amir Aryani will give a brief presentation on this collaborative project, and answer the question: "how can universities and research institutions discover their datasets or connections to works by their researchers without manually searching in Google?"
Dr. Amir Aryani is the co-chair of the DDRI working group in Research Data Alliance and the project lead for the RD-Switchboard. He is working in the capacity of a project manager for ANDS, and part of this role is to manage ANDS interoperability projects with international partners. He completed his PhD in the field of software evolution at the school of computer science at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, and he has peer-reviewed publications in fields of Software Engineering, Software Evolution, and eResearch.