Data Sustainability

This committee seeks to learn about the practices of conducting empirical research that scholars in technical and professional communication (TPC) engage in, the extent to which they may have used and contributed their empirical research to databanks or repositories, and their level of interest in using and contributing to a databank/repository developed for scholars and students working in TPC in the future.

Other Committee Goals

  • Develop funded projects on the topic of open data and data maintenance and sustainability
  • Bring in members from other ACM SIGs
  • Create and house an open data repository for technical communication research using MySQL within the SIGDOC site

Committee Members

  • Candice Welhausen (chair)
  • Kristin Bivens
  • Dan Richards
  • Stephen Carradini
  • Sushil K. Oswal

Interested SIGDOC members can email committee chair to be added to the group (