Research Products

Data & research communication publications

C Strasser, K Hertweck, J Greenberg, D Taraborelli, and E Vu. 2022. Ten simple rules for funding scientific open source software. PLOS Computational Biology 18(11): doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1010627.

K Hertweck and C Strasser. 2020. From novice to expert: Supporting all levels of computational expertise in reproducible research methods. PEARC ‘20: Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing. doi:10.1145/3311790.3396655.

L Teytelman, W Gunn and J Kamens (authorship limited to 3). 2019. The EPA’s proposed ‘transparency rule’ will harm health, safety, and the environment. STAT, December 9 2019.

S Alexander, K Jones, N Bennett, A Budden, M Cox, M Crosas, E Game, J Geary, R Hardy, J Johnson, S Karcher, N Motzer, J Pittman, H Randell, J Silva, P Pinto da Silva, C Strasser, C Strawhacker, A Stuhl and N Weber. 2019. Qualitative data sharing and synthesis for sustainability science. Nature Sustainability. doi:10.1038/s41893-019-0434-8. Free copy.

J Chodacki, P Cruse, J Lin, C Neylon, D Pattinson, & C Strasser. 2018. Supporting Research Communications: a guide. Book available for download on Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.3524662 (open access).

C Strasser and E Khare. 2017. Estimated effects of implementing an open access policy for grantees at a private foundation. PeerJ 5:e3853. doi:10.7717/peerj.3853 (open access).

C Strasser. 2016. Preprints: The Bigger Picture. The Winnower 3:e146955.56313. doi:10.15200/winn.146955.56313 (open access).

C Strasser and 22 others. 2016. Preprints for the life sciences. Science 352: 6288. pp. 889-901. doi:10.1126/science.aaf9133 (open access).

C Strasser. 2015. Research Data Management: A Primer Publication of the National Information Standards Organization. Download as PDF from (open access).

J Kratz and C Strasser. 2015. Making data count. Nature Scientific Data 2: 150039. doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.39 (open access).

J Kratz and C Strasser. 2015. Researcher Perspectives on Publication and Peer Review of Data. PLoS ONE 10(2): e0117619. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117619 (open access).

J Lin and C Strasser. 2014. Recommendations for the Role of Publishers in Access to Data. PLOS Biology 12(10): e1001975. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001975 (open access).

J Kratz and C Strasser. 2014. Data publication consensus and controversies. F1000Research 3: 94. doi:10.12688/f1000research.3979.3 (open access).

C Strasser, J Kunze, S Abrams, and P Cruse. 2014. DataUp: A tool to help researchers describe and share tabular data. F1000Research 3:6. doi:10.12688/f1000research.3-6.v2 (open access).

L Krier and C Strasser. 2014. Data Management for Libraries: A LITA Guide. 112 pages. Available from

J Hartter, SJ Ryan, CA MacKenzie, JN Parker, and CA Strasser. 2013. Spatially Explicit Data: Stewardship and Ethical Challenges in Science. PLOS Biology 11(9):e1001634. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001634 (open access).

S Hampton, CA Strasser, J Tewksbury, W Gram, A Budden, A Batcheller, C Duke, and J Porter. 2013. Big data and the future of ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(3): 156-162. doi:10.1890/120103. Open access copy.

S Hampton, C Strasser, and J Tewksbury. 2013. Growing Pains for Ecology in the Twenty-First Century. BioScience 63(2): 69-71. doi:10.1525/bio.2013.63.2.2 (open access).

CA Strasser and SE Hampton. 2012. The fractured lab notebook: undergraduates and ecological data management training in the United States. Ecosphere 3:art116. doi:10.1890/ES12-00139.1 (open access).

S Hampton, J Tewksbury and CA Strasser. 2012. Ecological data in the Information Age. Guest Editorial in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10:59. doi:10.1890/1540-9295-10.2.59 (open access).

CA Strasser, R Cook, W Michener, and A Budden. 2012. Primer on Data Management: What You Always Wanted to Know. A DataONE publication. doi:10.5060/D2251G48 (open access).

Select invited presentations

Effective Data Management and its Role in Open Research. Invited presentation for the NISO Hot Topics Virtual Webinar on Effective Data Management, September 2021. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.5538979.

Open Data: An Overview. Invited presentation for the British Ecological Society Festival of Ecology, December 2020. Zenodo. doi:10.5281/zenodo.4321133.

Data and Partnerships at Fred Hutch. Invited presentation for NCI Symposium on Personal Control of Genomic Data for Research, September 2019. figshare. doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.9914060.v1.

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Ecological research publications

P St-Onge, JM Sevigny, CA Strasser, and R Tremblay. 2013. Strong population differentiation of softshell clams (Mya arenaria) sampled across seven biogeographic marine ecoregions: possible selection and isolation by distance. Marine Biology. doi:10.1007/s00227-012-2157. Download open access copy.

H Rajakaruna, CA Strasser and MA Lewis. 2012. Identifying non-invasible habitats for marine copepods using temperature-dependent R0. Biological Invasions 14:633-647. doi:10.1007/s10530-011-0104-x. Open access copy.

CA Strasser, MA Lewis, and C DiBacco. 2011. A mechanistic model for understanding invasions: Using the environment as a predictor of population success. Diversity and Distributions 17:1210-1224. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4642.2011.00791.x (open access).

CA Strasser, M Neubert, H Caswell, and C Hunter. 2012. Contributions of high and low quality patches to a metapopulation with stochastic disturbance. Theoretical Ecology 5:167-179. doi:10.1007/s12080-010-0106-9 (open access).

CA Strasser and PH Barber. 2009. Limited genetic variation and structure in softshell clams (Mya arenaria) across their native and introduced range. Conservation Genetics 10: 803-814. doi:10.1007/s10592-008-9641-y. Open access copy.

CA Strasser, LS Mullineaux, and SR Thorrold. 2008. Temperature and salinity effects on elemental uptake in the shells of larval and juvenile softshell clams (Mya arenaria). Marine Ecology Progress Series 370: 155-1639. doi:10.3354/meps07658 (open access).

CA Strasser, LS Mullineaux and BD Walther. 2008. Growth rate and age effects on Mya arenaria shell chemistry: implications for biogeochemical studies. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 355: 153-163. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2007.12.022. Open access copy.

CA Strasser, SR Thorrold, VR Starczak, and LS Mullineaux. 2007. Laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of larval shell in softshell clams (Mya arenaria) poses challenges for natural tag studies. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods 5: 241-249. doi:10.4319/lom.2007.5.241 (open access).


C Strasser, P Cruse, and S Abrams. 2014. “Dash: Improving Community Repositories for Better Data Sharing.” Award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Available at

J Lin, P Cruse, M Fenner, and C Strasser. 2014. “Making Data Count: Developing a Data Metrics Pilot.” National Science Foundation EAGER ACI Award No. 1448821. Available at

P Cruse and C Strasser. 2012. “Improving Data Stewardship with the DMPTool: Empowering Libraries to Seize Data Management Education.” Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant No. LG-07-12-0505-12.

P Cruse, S Abrams, C Strasser, A Sallans, S Shreeves, and A Budden. 2012. “Data Management Planning Tool 2: Responding to the Community.” Award from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

P Cruse, C Strasser, W Michener, J Kunze, and D Vieglais. 2012. “DataUp: Further Development and Community Building.” Supplemental grant to DataONE National Science Foundation OCI Award No. 0830944. Available at