Spring 2018 Holz Brown Bag Lineup

The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management presents talks on various data-related topics. Each presentation is held in room 126 of Memorial Library from noon to 1:00 PM (bring your lunch!).

 

March 13 (Tuesday) – Research Data Protection Brown Bag, Bob Turner, Chief Information Security Officer – UW Madison, and Stefan Wahe, Deputy CISO and HIPPA Officer – UW Madison

Many are familiar with the data management requirements and the significant security controls assigned to protect employee and student personal identity and health care information. Whether your research includes this type of data or simply needs added privacy should be understood when creating an information handling environment to conduct your important research.  Join the UW-Madison Chief Information Security Officer and the Deputy CISO who also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer as they discuss research data privacy and security.

 

April 18 – From the ashes: How data corruption revitalized our data project, Kendra Bouda, The Jane Speaks Initiative

Under the worst of circumstances, data corruption may lead to irreparable loss. Though even if a backup is available, such disruption can easily set any project back.  Join speaker Kendra Bouda as she recounts her experiences with data corruption and how the misfortune of data loss actually revitalized her project. Kendra will relate how a variety of data-related hurdles shaped her work on the Clery Crime Data Visualization Project, shifted her perspective on access and reproducibility, and, ultimately, how data corruption transformed project goals.

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Documenting DH: Robin Rider

Written by Heather Wacha

Documenting DH is a project from the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN).  It consists of a series of audio interviews with various humanities scholars and students around the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Each interviewee is given a chance to talk about how they view data, work with data, manage data, or teach data to others.  Most recently, we interviewed Robin Rider, curator of the University of Wisconsin’s Special Collections, where she specializes in the history of science. She is a senior lecturer in the History Department and she regularly teaches in the iSchool.  Her perspective on digital humanites has been shaped by decades of research, scholarship and her unique position as a Special Collections curator.

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Documenting DH: GeoDeepDive

Written by Laura Schmidt

Documenting DH is a project from the Digital Humanities Research Network (DHRN). It consists of a series of audio interviews with various humanities scholars and students around the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Each interviewee is given a chance to talk about how they view data, work with data, manage data, or teach data to others. Most recently, we interviewed Shanan Peters, Jon Husson, and Aimee Glassel of GeoDeepDive, a project that builds a scalable, dependable cyberinfrastructure to facilitate new approaches to the discovery, acquisition, utilization, and citation of data and knowledge in the published literature. Their interview is now accessible on the DHRN website.

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November 2017 Brown Bag: Morton Ann Gernsbacher

The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall academic semesters. Research Data Services invites speakers from a variety of disciplines to talk about their research or involvement with data.

On November 15, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic Bartlett Professor at UW-Madison, gave her talk titled “Benefits of Open Data and Open Stimuli”. Her slides are embedded below. There is a growing trend among scientists to ensure their research is reproducible by increasing its transparency, and Professor Gernsbacher described four ways researchers can do this: preregistering the study, providing open materials, sharing open data, and supporting open access.

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October 2017 Brown Bag: Matthew Garcia

The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall academic semesters. Research Data Services invites speakers from a variety of disciplines to talk about their research or involvement with data.

On October 12th, Matthew Garcia, a PhD candidate in Forest Science with the Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison, gave a talk entitled “The accurate data management plan (if such exists) in the presence of ‘Big Data'”. His slides are embedded below and are also available on the Research Data Services Speakerdeck page.

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Fall 2017 Holz Brown Bag Lineup

The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management presents talks on various data-related topics. Each presentation is held in room 126 of Memorial Library from noon to 1:00 PM (bring your lunch!).

The next presentation is October 12, 2017. Matthew Garcia, Ph.D. Candidate, Forest Science, Dept. of Forest & Wildlife Ecology will present The accurate Data Management Plan (if such exists) in the presence of “Big Data”.

On November 15, Morton Ann Gernsbacher, Vilas Research Professor and Sir Frederic Bartlett Professor – UW-Madison will present Benefits of Open Data and Open Stimuli.

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April 2016 RDS Brown Bag: Robert A. Haworth

The Rebecca J. Holz series in Research Data Management is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall academic semesters. Research Data Services invites speakers from a variety of disciplines to talk about their research or involvement with data. 

On April 13, 2016, Robert A. Haworth, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, gave a talk entitled “labElephant: A Metadatabase Application for Managing the Research Endeavor”. You can find the slides on the Research Data Services Speakerdeck page.

Robert Haworth’s talk focused on a software he has developed, called labElephant, to help labs manage the research and discovery process. Many researchers may be familiar with electronic lab notebooks which help manage the research data lifecycle. However, Haworth has designed labElephant to merge the data management element into a larger cycle that includes the knowledge production process and the housekeeping aspects of the lab environment. labElephant provides an interface through which the user can import content from their citation manager, track important information gleaned from papers, conferences, books, etc., and then connect them to synthesize into bigger ideas or hypotheses. The user can then also link the ideas and hypotheses to the related experiments. labElephant is described as a metadatabase because the software itself does not contain any of the experimental data but instead leverages the systems in place by linking to where the data already lives on the lab’s software structures. Through the labElephant system, researchers are able to then track experiments, outcomes, materials used, methods used, as well as link that information back to the initial recorded idea or hypothesis behind the experiment. The experiment information and hypotheses can then also be produced as a report for the user to use as a skeleton for a paper or article.