Data & Donuts

Single Donut

Data management made tasty.

Sessions are free, but space is limited to 30 attendees. 

Registration will be available soon.

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Spring 2019 Sessions

All sessions are held at Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 175


How to write a data management plan

Good data management practices are becoming increasingly important in the digital age. Because we now have the technology to freely share research data and because funding agencies want to do more with decreasing research funds, many funding agencies and journals require authors and grantees to share their research data. The first session of Data and Donuts will discuss the importance of data management and how to write a data management plan.

February 5th, 10:00-11:30am
Instructor: Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist

Reproducible research

Properly documenting your research practices can be a challenge, especially when everything is digital. This month’s Data and Donuts will discuss best practices for conducting reproducible research. You will learn about scripting, literate computing and version control using R, markdown, and git. (For a more in-depth introduction to R Markdown and Git, see the Coding & Cookies workshops offered on 3/26 and 5/7.) We will also discuss how to apply reproducible research concepts even if you don’t code.

March 5th, 2:30-4:00pm
Instructor: Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist

Data Cleaning using OpenRefine

The process of generating data can be messy, especially when data are hand collected by multiple people. This month’s Data and Donuts will discuss how to wrangle messy tabular data using Open Refine, a free, open source tool for working with messy data. We will discuss the concepts of faceting, clustering, and splitting data. We will also show you how to export scripts to help you automate the cleaning process.

April 9th, 10:00-11:30am
Instructors:
Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist
Helen Baer, Head of Digital Repositories Unit

Data archiving and sharing

This month’s Data and Donuts will cover best practices for preparing your data for archiving. We will discuss how to properly describe your data so that others, or you from 5 years from now, will know what it is and how to use it, as well as appropriate places to store it. We’ll also discuss options for repositories that will allow others to access your research data, including CSU’s digital repository.

April 30th, 10:00-11:30am
Instructor: Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist