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Sebastian Karcher is the associate director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University. His main interests are in qualitative data management, data curation, and the integration of technology into scholarly workflows. He is an active contributor to several scholarly open source projects, including Zotero and the Citation Style Language, and has taught widely on digital technology and data management. Karcher holds a PhD in political science from Northwestern University and has published in both social science journals, such as International Studies Quarterly and Socio-Economic Review, and information science journals, such as Nature Scientific Data, Data Science Journal, and IASSSIST Quarterly.