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

Blake, C., Souden,M., Anderson, C.L., Twidale, M., and Stelmack, J.E. (2015) Online Question Answering Practices Supporting Healthcare Data Re-use, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T),Nov.6-10th,2015, St Louis, MO. 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

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

Zheng, W. & Blake, C. (2015) Using distant supervised learning to identify protein subcellular localizations from full-text scientific articles, Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 57, 134­-144. Read more

McPhillips, T., Bowers, S., Belhajjame, K., & Ludäscher, B. (2015, July). Retrospective provenance without a runtime provenance recorder. In Proceedings of the 7th USENIX Conference on Theory and Practice of Provenance (pp. 1-1). USENIX Association. Read more

Dey, S., Belhajjame, K., Koop, D., Raul, M., & Ludäscher, B. (2015). Linking Prospective and Retrospective Provenance for Scripts. In Intl. Workshop on Theory and Practice of Provenance (TaPP). Read more


October 19, 2015

CIRSS doctoral student Thomer and recent graduate Weber (PhD '15) win 2015 ASIS&T SIG-STI Best Paper Award

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October 2, 2015

$1 million Mellon grant to help humanities scholars explore digital publishing options

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September 8, 2015

Research Associate Professor David Dubin and doctoral candidate Cheryl A. Thompson will participate in the sixth Research Data Alliance (RDA) Plenary Meeting in Paris, France, on September 23-25.

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January 26, 2012

CIRSS-affiliated faculty member Jerome McDonough receives Best Paper Award

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CIRSS Seminar

Providing services to all kind of users through semantic approaches to the data.

Leader(s): GSLIS scholar-in-residence Miquel Centelles, Universitat de Barcelona

Friday, November 20, 2015, 4:00pm–5:00 PM

CIRSS Seminar

Social networks and semantic content

Leader(s): Peter Groenewegen

Friday, November 13, 2015, 4:00pm–5:00 PM