The sixth annual Day of Data occurred on November 30, 2018, with the theme "Data on Earth." Researchers and data experts from across the university came together to share experiences, challenges, and best practices related to data-intensive research. Jim Shelton wrote up a summary of the event, "A World of Information at the Yale Day of Data," for YaleNews.

2018's theme, "Data on Earth," showcased the ways that Yale researchers explore questions that have a global impact and even engage in worldwide collaborations to solve problems. Speakers explored critical issues, including:

  • What common threads connect data-intensive research across disciplines?
  • How should we deal with the increasing complexity of data?
  • How is research affected by heightened attention to data as a research product?

Yale Day of Data: Data on Earth
November 30, 2018
Sterling Memorial Library Lecture Hall
8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Keynote speaker: William Michener, Principal Investigator of DataONE, Professor and Director of e-Science Initiatives, University Libraries, University of New Mexico.

The keynote's slides are available here.

View the complete 2018 Yale Day of Data schedule.

Yale Day of Data Poster Session
November 29, 2018
Center for Science and Social Science Information (concourse level of Kline Biology Tower)
4-6 p.m.

Submit your poster proposal here by November 1.

The 2018 Yale Day of Data was sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Yale University Library, the Yale Center for Research Computing, the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, the Sigma Xi Distinguished Visitor Fund, and the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning.

Browse the contents of Day of Data 2018:

About Our Talks and Panels
Descriptions of the 2018 Day of Data panelist, keynote, and talk presentations.
Poster Session
The poster session will be held on Thursday, November 29, from 4:00-6:00 PM in the CSSSI 24/7 Space. Poster session refreshments are sponsored by the Institution for Social and Policy Studes.