Participants will learn the benefits of best practices for managing research data. Through the series, we’ll present a basic introduction to data management using a data management plan framework, guide you through a hands-on activity and discuss how to find and vet resources for making data publicly accessible.
For more information visit https://www.library.illinois.edu/rds/workshops/
50 minutes, hands-on workshops that will help you improve your research and information management skills. The Savvy Researcher workshops cover over 50 unique titles in over 90 sessions. Upcoming sessions include:
- Revamping Your Research Plan: Citation Chasing, Keyword Searching, and More
- Using qualtrics.com to program and conduct surveys
- Digital Publishing with Scalar
- GIS for Research II: GIS Research, Data Management, and Visualization
- Smart and Simple Data Management
- Messy Data? Clean it up with OpenRefine!
- Advanced Text Mining Techniques with Python and HathiTrust Data
And much more! For more details and registration: http://go.library.illinois.edu/savvyresearcher
All sessions held at the Main Library, Room 314 unless otherwise noted.
Software Carpentry is hosting a workshop for women to learn to code:
Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22
9am – 4:30pm
All people who identify as women or as non-binary are welcome
No programming experience assumed
Hands-on workshops that start with the basics and teach you how to:
➔ organize your research computationally
➔ automate repetitive tasks
➔ make your research reproducible
➔ help other researchers access your work
➔ use your work collaboratively
This workshop will teach you to work with R and the Unix shell and will familiarize you with database and version control tools.
Research Data Services has recently made its annual report available.
“The Research Data Service (RDS) provides the Illinois research community with the expertise, tools, and infrastructure necessary to manage and steward research data.”
Data Science Day is fast approaching! This event, which is a celebration of data science from across our campus, will take place on October 10 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center. Events include multiple sessions focusing on the application of data science in a variety of research fields including agriculture, health, finance, the humanities, and education, as well as the theoretical foundations. Continue reading
Research Data Services offers a monthly newsletter to help researchers proactively manage their data. Focuses include organizing data, improving storage and backup security, documenting data structure, and more.
Subscribe to the newsletter at https://go.illinois.edu/nudge
The Research Data Service is hosting a visit by Marta Teperek, the current Research Data Facility Manager at the University of Cambridge, from July 13-14. She’ll be presenting on their data services program on Friday, July 14, and all are welcome to attend.
2:00 PM Friday, July 14th
Commons at Grainger Library (Second Floor)
How to make research data services work? How to create successful services which will be useful to the academic community? Marta will talk about her experience leading the development of research data services in Cambridge. She will talk about the Cambridge strategy for service development and innovation, including the initial failed attempt to get the research community engaged. She will then explain specific undertaking which allowed Cambridge to become more democratic and to better engage both researchers and staff. The talk will conclude with short reflections into what worked in Cambridge, what did not go so well and what could have been done differently.
Dr Marta Teperek did a Ph.D. in molecular biology at the University of Cambridge. Having first-hand experience of problems that researchers face on a day-to-day basis, with the journals’ impact factor, and not the quality of the research process, dictating the future of their academic career, Marta decided to get professionally involved in advocating for Open Research and for better reproducibility in science. In 2015 she joined the University of Cambridge and led the creation and development of the Research Data Management Facility, supporting researchers at the University of Cambridge in good management and sharing of research data. While at Cambridge, Marta initiated and overseen the Data Champions programme and the Open Research Pilot. In August 2017 Marta will move to TU Delft in Netherlands, where she will lead the Research Data Stewardship project.
Do you need help with statistics in your research?
Graduate students with statistical expertise will be available for free consultations to help with questions about statistical analysis. Consultants have expertise in a variety of statistical software, including R, Stata, SPSS and SAS.
For more information visit https://publish.illinois.edu/statsconsulting/statistical-consulting/
A cross-campus working group collaboratively drafted questions to be used in faculty interviews to assess their sensitive data needs. The working group also identified opportunities to improve the Institutional Review Board (IRB) process, as it pertains to HIPAA, by populating the form with choices and reducing, if not eliminating, free-form text boxes. Faculty welcomed the suggestion for simplifying the IRB form.
In an effort to finalize HIPAA-related workflows and processes, Applied Health Sciences identified a project that could be used as a sentinel effort. AHS staff are currently working with NCSA staff to pilot the local HIPAA-compliant environment.
Efforts are underway to build HIPAA-compliant environments in Amazon Web Services (AWS). As necessary processes are defined for working with sensitive data in AWS, early adopters will be identified to pilot the new processes and environment.
The Social Media Analytics team is moving forward with plans for a cross-campus partnership with Indiana University on the Social Media Macroscope. The Social Media Macroscope will provide researchers with one-stop access to tools to collect, analyze and store social data for research and reproducibility.
The team is working to collect tool requirements from researchers on both campuses in preparation for grant applications in the fall of 2017. A Macroscope proof-of-concept is being planned and is expected to be operational by the end summer of 2017. If you would like to hear more about this project or provide input please contact at SocialMediaLab@illinois.edu