Barriers to Interactive Information Retrieval Resource Re-Use

This international partnership is focused on developing and disseminating shared resources for the conduct of  user studies for Interactive Information Retrieval (IR). The project has resulted in 2 international workshops (BIIRRR 2018, 2019) and includes work on the Repository of Assigned Search Tasks (RepAST). 

The project was started by a team of international scholars in order to develop new approaches for the collection, organization, maintenance, and sharing for resources for interactive information retrieval experiments. The project has focused on the design and reuse of methods and instruments for more transparent reporting of methods and results, facilitating comparison between and across interactive information retrieval experiments, and working towards methodological standards within the community. To understand the challenges and opportunities in sharing resources, the project members have organized two international workshops at the ACM SIGIR Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (CHIIR).

Team members:

  • Toine Bogers, Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Samuel Dodson, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Maria Gäde, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Luanne Freund, University of British Columbia, Canada
  • Mark Hall, Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Marijn Koolen, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Netherlands
  • Vivien Petras, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
  • Nils Pharo, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Mette Skov, Aalborg University, Denmark


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