CIRSS - Research Areas Collections and Curation e-Science Digital Humanities Socio-technical Data Analytics

The activities of the iSchool 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 iSchool academic programs, the Specialization in Data Curation and the Socio-technical Data Analytics (SODA) specialization.

CIRSS - Research Areas

Recent Publications

Pimentel, J. F., Dey, S., Mcphillips, T., Belhajjame, K., Koop, D., Murta, L., . . . Ludäscher, B. (2016). Yin & Yang: Demonstrating Complementary Provenance from noWorkflow & YesWorkflow. Lecture Notes in Computer Science Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes, 161-165. Read more

Cao,Y., Jones,C., Cuevas-Vicenttín,V., Jones, M., Ludäscher,B.,McPhillips, T., Missier, P., Schwalm, C., Slaughter, P., Vieglais, D., Walker, L., Wei, Y. (2016) DataONE: A Data Federation with Provenance Support.
In Proceedings of the 6th International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW) (pp. 230-234.).
Presented at IPAW, Mclean, VA, June 7-8, 2016. Read more

Franz, N. M., Pier, N. M., Reeder, D. M., Chen, M., Yu, S., Kianmajd, P., . . . Ludäscher, B. (2016). Two Influential Primate Classifications Logically Aligned. Systematic Biology Syst Biol, 65(4), 561-582. Read more

Gabb, H.A. and Blake, C. (2016). An informatics approach to cumulative
chemical exposure from consumer products: A case study for asthma-associated and endocrine disrupting chemicals.  Environmental Health Perspectives. Read more

Cuevas-Vicenttín, V., Kianmajd, P., Ludäscher, B., Missier, P., Chirigati, F., Wei, Y., et al.. (2015). Provenance Storage, Querying, and Visualization in PBase. In Provenance and Annotation of Data and Processes (pp. 239-241). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16462-5 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

Dong, Y., Keating, K.M., Khetani, R.S., Fields, C., Inskeep, W.P., Sanford, R.A., Yau, P.M., Imai, B.S., Hernandez, A..G., Wright, C., Srivastava, V., Weber, J., Bulone, V., Cann, I.K.O., Guang, S., and Fouke, B.W. (2015) Survival Strategies of Low-Diversity Filamentous Microbial Mats within High-Temperature, Dysoxic and Turbulent Environments of Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, USA. The ISME Journal. Accepted. Read more


February 6, 2017

Tom Kalil, expert on technology and innovation policy, to speak at CIRSS Seminar

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October 3, 2016

Ludäscher and Cao demonstrate advanced provenance tools at DataONE All-hands meeting

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August 12, 2016

Stodden to address changes in computing, information fields at National Academies workshop

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July 18, 2016

Blake named faculty fellow at Center for Biomedical Communications

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E-Research Roundtable

How to index biological knowledge about species in one day?

Leader(s): Dmitry Mozzherin, molecular biologist and Biodiversity Informatician at the Illinois Natural History Survey

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:30pm–2:00pm

CIRSS Seminar

Rescuing Lost History: Using Big Data to Recover Black Women's Lived Experiences

Leader(s): Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, Social Work and Gender and Women’s Studies at Illinois, and Harriett Green, interim Head of Scholarly Communication and Publishing, English and Digital Humanities Librarian, and associate professor, Illinois University Library

Friday, March 31, 2017, 4pm–5pm


E-Research Roundtable

Geographic Information: Access and Use

Leader(s): Wade Bishop, Assistant Professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:30pm–2pm

CIRSS Seminar

**Please note special day and time**  Metadata Models and Schemas for Sharing non-Conventional Information Resources – Manga, Disaster Archives and Metadata Schemas

Leader(s): Shigeo Sugimoto, Professor in the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science at the University of Tsukuba, Japan

Monday, March 13, 2017, 12pm–1pm