DEVSEC: Conference on the Use of Secondary and Open Source Data in Developmental Science

October 4 - 6, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona

2018 DEVSEC Call for Submissions
(Submissions closed February 15, 2018)

Organizers: Pamela Davis-Kean, University of Michigan; Justin Jager, Arizona State University; Adriene Beltz, University of Michigan; Colter Mitchell, University of Michigan

Every day, every moment, and in every environment we are collecting data on how individuals develop across the lifespan. There is a wealth of data for understanding development but only a small number of developmental scientists have taken advantage of this data to study human development from cells to the environment. This meeting will provide a venue for scientists to learn and share research using these resources, but also training opportunities on using data archives and open source data that are well-suited for addressing questions of developmental scientists across multiple methods of data collection (survey, video, audio, neuroimaging, genetic testing, and evaluation, administrative), disciplines (psychology, sociology, economics, pediatrics, public health, anthropology, education), and cultures. This conference will highlight research using secondary sources of data but also provide a unique opportunity for the community to address their own developmental questions by being connected to a data resource for answering that question. Below are invited speakers who will be presenting at the meeting:

Keynote: How Data Sharing Succeeded in Neuroimaging
Russ Poldrack, Stanford University

Keynote: Promoting openness and reproducibility in developmental research
Brian Nosek, University of Virginia and Center for Open Science

Invited Speaker: The Promise of Open Developmental Science
Rick Gilmore, Penn State University

Invited Speaker
Kathleen Mullan Harris, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Invited Speaker:  Using Secondary and Administrative Data to Answer Developmental and Policy Questions
Elizabeth Gershoff, The University of Texas at Austin

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