Data & Donuts

Single Donut

Data management made tasty.

Good data management practices are becoming increasingly important in the digital age. Because we now have the technology to freely share research data and also 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.

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

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Fall 2019 Sessions

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.

Tuesday, 10/1/19, 10:00-11:30am
Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 175
Instructor: Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist

Tidy data in Excel: Spreadsheet do’s and don’t’s

One element of good data management keeping your data “tidy” — that is, organized so that it is easy to understand by both humans and machines. Following tidy data practices makes it easier to analyze your data, share it with others, and make sense of it in the future. This month’s Data and Donuts will discuss best practices for organizing tabular data in spreadsheets.

Tuesday, 10/29/19, 10:00-11:30am
Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 175
Instructor: Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist

Research Collaboration Strategies and Tools

Our access to the web makes collaborating with colleagues at other institutions easier, but it is not without its challenges. In this Data and Donuts, we will cover some general principles of good research collaboration and present strategies for developing and documenting workflows as well as methods for storing and sharing data. We will also look at some tools (e.g., the Open Science Framework) that can be used to support these types of projects.

Tuesday, 11/12/19, 10:00-11:30am
Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 175
Instructor: Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist

Selecting Journals and Sharing Data to Maximize Your Research Impact

Part one of this session focuses on scholarly publishing and increasing research impact. With thousands of academic journals currently in publication, deciding where to submit can be challenging. We will discuss tools and resources that can help make that process easier. We will also discuss ways you can increase your publication’s impact. In the second part of this session, we will discuss the benefits of sharing research data, strategies for making your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable), and factors to consider when choosing a data repository.

Tuesday, 12/3/19, 10:00-11:30am
Morgan Library, Computer Classroom 175
Instructors:
Mara Sedlins, Data Management Specialist
Heidi Zuniga, Electronic Resources Management Librarian