pencil us in!
The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall academic semesters. On March 27, Jon Miner, from the Identity and Access Management team at DoIT, spoke about identity federation for researchers and how identity access management systems are used at UW-Madison and how researchers can use identity federation to access data.
What Is Foundation Maps?
Foundation Maps is a data visualization tool designed to help funders and grantseekers see who is funding what projects and where around the world those projects are located. Foundation Maps was developed by the Foundation Center. Since we know that many people in our audience receive grant funding, and may find the visualization of the distribution of funding interesting to explore, we thought we would share this tool.
If you could access hundreds–even thousands—of computers for your scholarly work or the work you support, what could you do? How could it transform research? What discoveries might be made? (more…)
Creating maps as a way to communicate data is becoming increasingly popular across and integrated into a broader set of academic disciplines. In the humanities, mapping is often used to create visual and interactive objects of scholarship from research in subjects such as history or literature; in public health, maps can be used to show the spread or prevalence of disease. Certain mapping and geospatial data management software is prohibitively expensive, but some equally powerful open-source options have emerged, making the incorporation of mapping into research workflows more easily accessible and available. Continue reading to discover some of the most popular open-source options for geospatial data analysis and visualization. (more…)