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Limor Peer, PhD is Associate Director for Research and Strategic Initiatives at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University. Limor manages the ISPS Data Archive and supports related efforts to enhance the transparency and reproducibility of research at ISPS. In addition, Limor is heading up a new initiative in support of ISPS faculty, helping develop research projects suitable for external funding.
At ISPS, Limor led the creation of a specialized research data archive (the ISPS Data Archive), a digital repository for research produced by scholars affiliated with ISPS with a focus on experimental design and methods. She is responsible for establishing Archive policies and for designing a model workflow for sharing and preserving research data that implements the ideals of scientific reproducibility and transparency, YARD, the Yale Application for Research Data.
At Yale, she is involved in campus-wide efforts relating to research data management, sharing, and preservation, and has spearheaded policy development on these issues. She served as a Research and Data Specialist at the Office of the Provost from 2016-2018. She is an Affiliated Fellow at the Information Society Project at the Yale Law School.
Limor co-founded the CURE (Curation for Reproducibility) Consortium of social science data archives at Yale, Cornell, and the University of North Carolina, promoting practices that facilitate the digital preservation of the evidence base necessary for future understanding, evaluation, and reproducibility of scientific claims. Peer’s work has been funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Limor received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University.