Libraries and Societies Data and Software Sharing Series @ the UCLA Library and the AGU

Monday, Oct 18, 2021 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Please join the UCLA Library and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in a webinar aimed at offering insight and support to scholars conducting research across various areas of geophysical research. Through this event, we hope to advance knowledge of current best practices and tools, and connect researchers with UCLA Library data and software services, the greater UCLA community and the AGU.

After opening with a discussion on the growing importance of open access to research data and software at UCLA and the AGU, participants will learn about data and software resources and services offered by both institutions. This will be followed by a presentation on recent advances of possible benefit to researchers, along with an opportunity to discuss any additional data and software-related questions and challenges.


  • Roger Wakimoto, Vice Chancellor for Research at UCLA
  • Todd Grappone, Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Information Technology at UCLA Library
  • Brooks Hanson, Executive Vice President for Science for the AGU
  • Shelly Stall, Senior Director, AGU Data Leadership
  • Chris Erdmann, AGU Assistant Director, Data Stewardship 
  • Jamie Jamison, Library Data Science Center Data Collections Manager 
  • Leigh Phan, Library Data Science Center Facilitator
  • Wynn Tranfield, Physical and Basic Sciences Librarian 

The UCLA Library and the American Geophysical Union (AGU) share a commitment to helping researchers preserve, share, discover and receive credit for their research data and software. Partnered together, we offer services, guidance, and coordinate improvements throughout the research lifecycle to guide researchers to organize, describe, and curate their data and software with the goal of transparency and reproducibility. Our services advance management and computational skills through training programs like The Carpentries and consulting services like the UCLA DataSquad to provide foundational practices and techniques for preserving and citing data and software.

Headshots of panelists at Libraries and Societies Datat and Software Sharing Series