Managing research data is becomingly increasingly paramount at institutions of higher learning. Issues surrounding data, including storage, curation and access need to be addressed. On Friday, Sept. 28 at New Mexico Cyberinfrastructure Day 2012 (CI2012), managing research data takes front and center as the main topic of a one-day, statewide conference for science and humanities researchers at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Downtown.

The agenda focuses on data management best practices and other related topics, and will feature aspects of the data life cycle that will be addressed by speakers from New Mexico's research institutions, including the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and New Mexico Tech, targeting the humanities and hard science audiences.

Also featured is a keynote with a representative from Apple Computers, who will speak on "Create, Curate, and Connect with iTunes University," a topic with broad faculty interest.

CI Day kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 4:30 p.m. with a welcome reception and posters session, where there will be many opportunities for researchers to meet and network with colleagues in their fields. Conference registration is only $30 and includes the Welcome Reception, and a light breakfast and lunch on conference day. The registration deadline is Friday, Sept. 21.

The conference is hosted by the UNM Office of the Vice President for Research, DataOne, EPSCor and UNM Information Technologies.

To register, visit: Cyberinfrastructure Day 2012.