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Limor Peer, PhD is Associate Director for Research at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University, where she oversees research infrastructure and communication. At ISPS, she 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. Peer co-founded Curation for Reproducibility (CURE), a 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. She sits on the board of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research and serves on a number of advisory and task force groups working on data curation and research transparency. 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 is currently serving as a Research and Data Specialist at the Office of the Provost.
Prior to joining ISPS, Peer was Research Director at Northwestern University’s Media Management Center and Readership Institute, which focuses on applied research primarily in the areas of media audience, content, and management strategy. At Northwestern University, she was also Associate Professor (clinical) at the Medill School of Journalism and held a courtesy appointment in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research interests include the media’s role in democracy and in the public opinion process. She has taught courses on communication theory, public opinion, media and society, the future of the media, and statistics for journalists.
Peer received a Ph.D. and M.A. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Political Science from Tel-Aviv University.
Selected materials relating to the ISPS Data Archive:
- “Curating for Reproducibility” (Link) International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, 2018
- “Reproducible Research Practices” (slides, PDF) Yale School of Public Health, 2018
- “Reproducible Research Practices at ISPS” (Link) ISPS blog, 2018
- “Making social science more reproducible (starting with data curation and code review)” (Slides, PDF) GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, 2018
- “Curating for Reproducibility” (coauthored with Thu-Mai Christian and Florio Arguillas) (Link to slides) National Digital Stewardship Alliance, 2017
- “The Curating for Reproducibility (CURE) Consortium” (Poster, PDF) Research Data Alliance, 2017
- “New Curation Software: Step-by-Step Preparation of Social Science Data and Code for Publication and Preservation” (coauthored with Stephanie Wykstra) (Slides, PDF) International Association for Social Science Information Services & Technology, 2015
- “Why ‘Intelligent Openness’ is Especially Important When Content is Disaggregated” (Link) ISPS blog, 2014
- “Developing Software to Prepare Social Science Research Data and Code for Sharing and Preservation” (Slides, PDF) Yale Technology Summit, 2014
- “An Open Source, DDI-based Curation System for Social Science” (Poster, PDF) Open Repositories, 2014
- “Mind the Gap: Data They Share May Not Be Data You Can Use” (Link) ISPS blog, 2014
- “Committing to Data Quality Review” (coauthored with Ann green and Libbie Stephenson) (PowerPoint slides) International Digital Curation Conference, 2014
- “Committing to Data Quality Review” (coauthored with Ann Green and Libbie Stephenson) (Link) International Journal of Digital Curation, 2014
- “The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research” (Link) ISPS blog, 2013
- “The Repository as Data (Re) User: Hand Curating for Replication” (Link) Yale Day of Data, 2013
- “Building an Open Data Repository for a Specialized Research Community: Process, Challenges and Lessons” (coauthored with Ann Green) (Link) International Journal of Digital Curation, 2012