About the investigators

Heather Piwowar, Primary Investigator

Dr Heather Piwowar is a postdoctoral research associate with DataONE and the Dryad data repository at NESCent.  Dr Piwowar studies the patterns with which scientists share and reuse research datasets to inform future efficient and effective use of data resources.  She has measured the citation benefit of publicly sharing research data, studied patterns in public deposition of datasets, and is currently investigating patterns of data reuse as well as the impact of journal data sharing policies.  Dr Piwowar has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from MIT in electrical engineering, 10 years of experience as a software engineer, and a PhD in Biomedical Informatics from the University of Pittsburgh.  She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Jane Greenberg, Faculty Mentor

Dr Jane Greenberg is the Director of the Metadata Research Center and a Professor at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Dr Greenberg collaborates with NESCent and the Dryad data repository.