Earth Science and Ecology, Environmental and Climate Research
Data Integration, Databases and Data management, Machine Learning


Co-chair of ESIP Community Data Cluster; Member of iConference Digital Curation Committee; Chair of University of Michigan LSA Museums Digital Curation Sub-Committee

Andrea Thomer

Assistant Professor

School of Information

Faculty Associate, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research, Institute for Social Research

Andrea Thomer is an assistant professor of information at the University of Michigan School of Information. She conducts research in the areas of data curation, museum informatics, earth science and biodiversity informatics, information organization, and computer supported cooperative work. She is especially interested in how people use and create data and metadata; the impact of information organization on information use; issues of data provenance, reproducibility, and integration; and long-term data curation and infrastructure sustainability. She is studying a number of these issues through the “Migrating Research Data Collections” project – a recently awarded Laura Bush 21st Century Librarianship Early Career Research Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Dr. Thomer received her doctorate in Library and Information Science from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana‚ÄźChampaign in 2017.