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George C. Alter

Funded Research:

FACTORS IN AGING: Best Practices in Archiving and Sharing Longitudinal Data Resources on Aging (NIA)

Computing Statistics When Data Cannot Be Shared (Laura and John Arnold Foundation)

Linking MET Teachers and Students in District-wide Data (Gates Foundation)

CIF21 DIBBs: El: Continuous Capture of Metadata for Statistical Data (NSF)

BioCADDIE (Biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem-Supplement 2 (NIAID)

BioCADDIE (Biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Engine)-Year 3 (NIAID)

Under Construction: The Rise, Spread and Consequences of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in the U.S. Education Sector (Spencer Found)

Midwest Workshop on Big Neuroscience Data, Tools, Protocols & Services (NSF)

National Open Research Data Infrastructure (NORD-i) (Research Council of Norway, The)

Longitudinal Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-Database (LIFE-M) (NSF)

Factors in Aging: Development Research Resources-Supplement (NIA)

Computing Statistics from Private Data (Sloan)

Pilot Study for Creating the Early Twentieth Century Intergenerational, Longitudinal Dataset (PSC Pilot)

BioCADDIE (Biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem) (NIAID)

BioCADDIE (Biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem-Supplement (NIAID)

BioCADDIE (Biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery and Indexing Ecosystem- Supplement 3) (NIAID)

Drug Abuse and HIV Data Archive (NIDA)

BCC-SBE: Sharing Geo-referenced Research Data with a Virtual Data Enclave (NSF)

Building Community Engagement for Open Access to Data (Sloan)

DataNet Full Proposal: Sustainable Environment through Actionable Data (SEAD) (NSF)

Terra Populus: A Global Population/Environment Data Network (NSF)

Demographic Analysis of Longitudinal Historical Data (NICHD)

Research Professor, Population Studies Center.

Research Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research.

Professor, Department of History.

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Alter's research interests lie in the history of the family, demography, and economic history. Recent work explores demographic responses to economic hardship in Europe and East Asia, and the effects of childhood experiences on health in old age.

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Journal Articles

Sansone, Susanna-Assunta, George C. Alter, Jared A. Lyle, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Jeffrey S. Grethe, Hua Xu, Ian M. Fore, Anupama E. Gururaj, Xiaoling Chen, Hyeon-eui Kim, Nansu Zong, Yueling Li, Ruiling Liu, I. Burak Ozyurt, and Lucila Ohno-Machado. 2017. "DATS, the data tag suite to enable discoverability of datasets." Scientific Data, 4. DOI. Abstract.

Merchant, Emily, and George C. Alter. 2017. "IDS Transposer: A Users Guide." Historical Life Course Studies, 4: 59-96. Abstract.

Ohno-Machado, Lucila, George C. Alter, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Ian Fore, Jeffrey Grethe, Hua Xu, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Anupama E. Gururaj, Elizabeth Bell, Ergin Soysal, Nansu Zong, and Hyeon-eui Kim. 2017. "Finding useful data across multiple biomedical data repositories using DataMed." Nature Genetics, 49(6): 816-819. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and M. Vardigan. 2015. "Addressing Global Data Sharing Challenges." Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 10(3): 317-323. DOI. Abstract.

Nosek, B.A., George C. Alter, G.C. Banks, and D. Borsboom, et al. 2015. "Promoting an open research culture." Science, 348(6242): 1422-1425. DOI.

Richardson, D., M. Kwan, George C. Alter, and J. McKendry. 2015. "Replication of scientific research: Addressing geoprivacy, confidentiality, and data sharing challenges in geospatial research." Annals of GIS, 21(2): 101-110. DOI. Abstract.

Alter, George C., and K. Mandemakers. 2014. "The Intermediate Data Structure (IDS) for longitudinal historical microdata, version 4." Historical Life Course Studies, 1: 1-26. Abstract.

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