A group of colleagues from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School recently published a commentary piece in Nature, “Credit data generators for data reuse,” that encourages researchers and others working with data to place increased emphasis on the origins of data as a way to track its origins as well as its reuse (who created and who reused it).
Several people in leadership positions for the NSF’s research directorates and the Offices of Integrative Activities and International Science & Engineering recently came together to write the latest Dear Colleague Letter, Effective Practices for Data. This letter was written to describe effective research data management practices and encourage NSF-funded researchers to implement them.
What Is Recogito?
Recogito, developed and maintained by the digital humanities initiative Pelagios Commons, is a tool for collaboratively annotating source text, tabular data, and images, and makes those sources more easily discoverable on the Web. In 2018, it won the DH Award for Best DH Tool. (more…)
The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall semesters. On April 24, Clare Michaud and Morgan Witte, two M.A. students at the UW-Madison iSchool, spoke about key topics to address in a data management plan (DMP) for NSF funding and how to use DMPTool, a free, online tool for creating funder-compliant DMPs.