The Global Collaboration on Traumatic Stress is working to make research data in our field more Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re=usable (FAIR). The Child Trauma Data Archives project is proud to be a part of this work. Read more in the ISTSS newseltter, StressPoints.
In June 2019, a group of doctoral students and early career researchers gathered at the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ESTSS) meeting to collaborate in creating a "Paper in a Day" making use of PACT/R data. While the time frame in reality was more like "paper in a few months" - the result is impressive. Read the paper here
A new commentary in the journal Nature argues that "all disciplines should follow the geosciences and demand best practice for publishing and sharing data". We're glad that the PACT/R project and chldtraumadata.org are doing our bit to move the traumatic stress field in this direction. Read the Nature commentary here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01720-7
Paper in a Day fosters collaborations between young researchers from around the world, stimulating connections and exchange of ideas by working on a tangible outcome: a brief paper or commentary for a peer-reviewed journal. This year, Paper in a Day at ESTSS will make use of a unique research resource - the PACT/R Data Archive, Interested participants should apply by 15 April 2019 (seats are limited; first come, first serve).
During the ISTSS Annual Meeting (7 - 10 November in Washington DC), we've made the beta version of the searchable portal available. Click "Explore PACT/R Data" above to find a link. The beta version has info on all 31 studies currently in the PACT/R Archive, plus info at the variable level from 4 PACT/R studies. Try it out!
Coming to ISTSS? Join us Saturday Nov 10 at 9:45 for a panel discussion addressing the promise and challenges of data sharing and other open science practices for the traumatic stress field. What does this mean for traumatic stress studies, across the research data lifecycle -- study design, informed consent, data collection, analysis, publication, sharing and archiving data?
Starts April 23 - free online course on Coursera: Research Data Management and Sharing..
This useful resource provides an overview of data management across the research data lifecycle - including sharing and archiving data.
The March 2018 issue of American Pyschologist features a great set of articles on data sharing. Check it out, especially the flagship paper: Martone, M,, Garcia-Castro, A, & VandenBos, G. (2018) Data sharing in psychology.