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An Introduction to Research Data Sharing and Open Data

by Lisa Abler, Assistant Scientist, Dept. of Comparative Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine Researchers are increasingly exposed to the concepts of research data sharing and open data. Funders, publishers, research institutions and possibly even colleagues are introducing these phrases. Often, the differences between these concepts can be confusing, and understanding […]


Get to Know the RDS Team: Brianna Marshall

In this series, we introduce the team members who make up Research Data Services (RDS). This interview is with Brianna Marshall, RDS Chair and Digital Curation Coordinator at the General Library System. Describe your role at the General Library System. My position is a newly created role meant to explore […]

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Report: NISO Conference on Scientific Data Management

By Allan Barclay, Information Architecture Librarian at Ebling Library The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) held a virtual conference, “Scientific Data Management: Caring for Your Institution and its Intellectual Wealth” on February 18. A variety of data management projects and academic organizations were represented, including the US Department of Energy, […]


Apply for the NADDI 2015 Student Scholarship

UW-Madison Research Data Services is accepting applications for a student scholarship to the North American Data Documentation Initiative (NADDI) 2015 conference. The conference will be held at the Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus, April 8-10. NADDI 2015 is the premier data documentation conference – a great opportunity for those […]