Margaret Hedstrom

(734) 647-3582

Social Science
Databases and Data management, Statistics
Relevant Projects:

NSF DataNet: SEAD (PI), Open Data IGERT (NSF) (PI), Sustainability Gap Project (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation), PRISMS Materials Commons (DOE)


Research Data Alliance, NRC-National Academies

Margaret Hedstrom


School of Information
Institute for Social Research

Professor Emerita of Information, School of Information

Margaret Hedstrom, PhD, is the Robert M Warner Collegiate Professor of Information in the School of Information and Faculty Associate in the Institute for Social Research.

Prof. Hedstrom’s research centers on the methods, costs, incentives, and implementation of scalable digital curation and archiving services as a core element of the underlying infrastructure for research data management, reproducible research, and data analysis.  She studies the social and technical dimensions digital curation including data sharing behaviors among scientists in different research domains, techniques for automated metadata extraction and user-contributed metadata, requirements for meaningful reuse of numeric, image, and textual data, and long-term preservation of digital information.  Her current research projects span projects involving researchers in environmental science and sustainability, social science, bioinformatics, and materials science.