CIRSS - Research Areas Collections and Curation e-Science Digital Humanities Socio-technical Data Analytics

The activities of the GSLIS Center for Informatics Research in Science and Scholarship (CIRSS) are aimed at advancing how scientists and scholars work with digital information and new technologies to support the dynamic interplay among information, people, and information systems. Current research emphases include the curation of research data, socio-technical data analytics, scientific data and knowledge management, and large-scale digital research collections. CIRSS also helps lead the development and management of related GSLIS academic programs, the Specialization in Data Curation and the Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) specialization.

CIRSS - Research Areas

Recent Publications

Gabb, H.A. and Blake, C. (2016). An informatics approach to cumulative
chemical exposure from consumer products: A case study for asthma-associated and endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Environmental Health Perspectives. Read more

Cuevas-Vicenttín, V., Kianmajd, P., Ludäscher, B., Missier, P., Chirigati, F., Wei, Y., et al.. (2015). Provenance Storage, Querying, and Visualization in PBase. In Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes (pp. 239-241). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16462-5 Read more

Souden,M. Blake, C., Twidale,M., Anderson,C. Stelmack, J., (2015) Making sense of big data: Online question answering practices supporting healthcare data re-use. 8th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation: Optimizing Personal and Population Health, December 14-15, 2015, Washington D.C. Read more

Dong, Y., Keating, K.M., Khetani, R.S., Fields, C., Inskeep, W.P., Sanford, R.A., Yau, P.M., Imai, B.S., Hernandez, A..G., Wright, C., Srivastava, V., Weber, J., Bulone, V., Cann, I.K.O., Guang, S., and Fouke, B.W. (2015) Survival Strategies of Low-Diversity Filamentous Microbial Mats within High-Temperature, Dysoxic and Turbulent Environments of Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, USA. The ISME Journal. Accepted. Read more

Palmer, C. L., Weber, N., & Yan, A. (2015,November). Data Curation Research @ the iSchool: Data Sharing and Meaningful Reuse. Poster presented at the Information School Research Fair, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. November 19, 2015. Read more

Sherman, G., Blake, C. & Lee, J. (2015) Identifying population characteristics from tables in full text articles, American Medical Informatics Association Symposium, Nov.14-18, 2015, San Francisco, CA. Read more

Lucic, A. and Blake, C. (2015,November) Digital Library Support for High Level Learning: A Situated Case Study and Evaluation in Plant Science, Paper presented at Association for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov 6-10, 2015. Read more


May 4, 2016

Blake, Gabb address cumulative chemical exposure from consumer products in a prestigious toxicology journal

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March 8, 2016

Bhattacharyya to speak at American Comparative Literature Association meeting

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January 27, 2016

Computational Social Science Workshop takes place Saturday 30 January

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December 8, 2015

Cole named CIRSS coordinator for library applications

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CIRSS Seminar

Panel on Memory and Personal Archiving

Leader(s): Organizer: Lori Kendall, Associate Professor at GSLIS; Presenters: Jimi Jones, Beth Strickland, Ruohua Han and Emily Lawrence, GSLIS PhD students

Friday, April 29, 2016, 4:00pm–5:00pm

E-Research Roundtable

Challenges and Opportunities in Curating Large Administrative and Clinical Datasets for Research Use

Leader(s): Maria Souden

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:30 pm–2:00 pm