Research Data Curator

at Stanford University Library (view profile)
Location Stanford, CA
Date Posted June 19, 2019
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Reporting to the Head of the Social Science Data and Software (SSDS) unit of the Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) in Green Library, the Research Data Curator will support the creation and development of a standards-based research data ecosystem and work closely with librarians who acquire research data. The successful candidate will work with librarians and data specialists who will help re-envision the Library’s role within the research data lifecycle and who can respond to and support new research methods being used by Stanford’s research community.

The Research Data Curator will help to ensure that Stanford Libraries-acquired collections of qualitative data, quantitative data, text corpora, and software are properly evaluated, structured, described, and accessioned into the Libraries’ digital collections and are made discoverable, accessible and usable for researchers at the University. This position will add value to existing research data services by tying together in a holistic way Stanford Library’s strengths in supporting faculty research grounded in a data lifecycle perspective. This position would actively participate in promoting and incorporating FAIR data principles into our strategic planning.

This position will work to establish standardized data processes and workflows across the libraries and is expected to collaborate closely with colleagues in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Area Studies, and Science and Engineering Resource Groups working with research data, both purchased and generated. This person will also be a liaison to the Digital Library Systems and Services (DLSS) department on digital library infrastructure and workflows related to research data.