Cynthia Hudson Vitale
Head, Research Informatics & Publishing
Pennsylvania State University
Senior Director of Scholarship and Policy
Association of Research Libraries
Director, University of California Curation Center (UC3)
California Digital Library
Data curation, discovery, reuse, and citation are accelerating scholarship across diverse fields and disciplines, but fall far short of the potential. Stakeholders across campuses are asked to “do better” at managing research data outputs. Often this comes with jargon-filled mandates that are difficult to translate into concrete action. In the summer of 2019, NSF published a clear, concrete call to action for researchers in a Dear Colleague Letter. In an effort to amplify that call and offer clarity to campus stakeholders, ARL, AAU, APLU, and CDL partnered to convene 40 experts in order to create clear, actionable, easy-to-understand guidance.The resulting report, “Implementing Effective Data Practices: Stakeholder Recommendations for Collaborative Research Support,” was recently released. This report provides specific recommendations for adopting and implementing persistent identifiers and supporting machine readable data management plans across an institution and within an organization or technology platform. It also provides key considerations for funders in adopting and requiring these critical infrastructure components. While the adoption and implementation of these best practices may be straightforward for some, communication about the importance of this infrastructure and the ease with which it may be implemented is needed. To support institutional and organizational efforts in the adoption of this infrastructure, the project team has developed a communication toolkit that includes various slide decks and talking points. This presentation will introduce these key areas and provide attendees with an introduction to toolkit and how they can leverage it to promote adoption of persistent identifiers for various stakeholders.