Datapoints: The RDS Blog


Final Spring Holz Brown Bag Talk

The final spring brown bag, The Role of Metadata in Research: Reflections on NADDI 2015, will be presented by Barry Radler, a researcher at UW-Madison Institute on Aging. TIME: Wednesday, April 29, 12pm-1pm. PLACE: Bunge Room, School of Library and Information Studies, 4th floor of Helen C. White Hall. ABSTRACT: […]

Storage Array in Data Center

Let’s Talk About Storage

By Luke Bluma, IT Engagement Manager for the Campus Computing Infrastructure (CCI) Data is a critical part of our lives here at UW-Madison. We collect, analyze, and share data every day to get our jobs done. Data comes in all shapes and sizes and it needs the right place to […]


Introducing ORCID at UW-Madison

By Trisha Adamus, Data, Network, and Translational Research Librarian at Ebling Library ORCID (pronounced “orkid”) stands for Open Researcher and Contributor ID. ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers. An ORCID iD acts as a unique identifier for a person, […]

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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 […]