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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, 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.
Peer 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.
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:
- Active Maintenance: A Proposal for the Long-term Computational Reproducibility of Scientific Results, PS: Political Science & Politics, 2021
- YARD: A Tool for Curating Research Outputs, Data Science Journal, 2020
- “Curating for Reproducibility” International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, 2018
- “Curating for Reproducibility” (coauthored with Thu-Mai Christian and Florio Arguillas) National Digital Stewardship Alliance, 2017
- “The Curating for Reproducibility (CURE) Consortium” Research Data Alliance, 2017
- “New Curation Software: Step-by-Step Preparation of Social Science Data and Code for Publication and Preservation” (coautjored with STephanie Wykstra). IASSIST Quarterly, 2016.
- “Committing to Data Quality Review” (coauthored with Ann Green and Libbie Stephenson) International Journal of Digital Curation, 2014
- “The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research” ISPS blog, 2013
- “Building an Open Data Repository for a Specialized Research Community: Process, Challenges and Lessons” (coauthored with Ann Green) International Journal of Digital Curation, 2012