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The COOL RDC: An Exercise in DLI/RDC Co-operation Wendy Watkins Carleton University April 12, 2005.

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1 The COOL RDC: An Exercise in DLI/RDC Co-operation Wendy Watkins Carleton University April 12, 2005

2 Outline One Year Ago The Process Cardinal Rules The Partners Goals Promotion Projects Today Lessons learned

3 One Year Ago What we didnt have: Formal agreement Budget Name Architectural plans What we DID have Working group Location Vision

4 Process Carleton/UOttawa equal partners Everything split Both universities own the RDC Overhead charged to the RDC Both DLI contacts part of planning process Working group drafters of agreements No senior management involvement until signing cheques

5 Cardinal Rules Settle contentious issues before moving on Bring NO questions to senior management Fait accompli only svp Stop process until both universities management signed off Keep all documents, minutes, etc. available on website DLI a participant from the outset

6 The Partners COOL partners Carletons and UOttawas Data Services Carletons and UOttawas Researchers Universite de Quebec en Outaouais researchers Tentative members NGOs Quasi-arms-length policy shops

7 Goals of the COOL RDC Democratize access to data to students as well as elite research faculty Develop DLI/RDC educational programs Provide bilingual service Facilitate interprovincial collaboration Involve NGOs Conduct research into automated disclosure analyses

8 Promotion Advertised-workshops explaining RDC DLI/RDC presentations at: Departmental meetings Faculty boards Joint workshops in statistical methods Feature articles in research publications Grand opening in September

9 Projects Statistical workshops RDC-related courses Aimed from Honours to Post-PhD Theme-related workshops Health/epidemiology Interprovincial relations, etc. Disclosure-analysis research with Computing Science and Math/Stats

10 Yesterday What we didnt have Final security inspection Data What we did have Everything else On time and under budget

11 Today We are open for business!!!!!

12 Lessons Learned Inter-university projects can work if you have: a strong, committed team a vision concrete goals an ethic of co-operation


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