Gain New Research Management Skills This Fall

(Photo by Bryce Richter/UW-Madison)

Welcome back to campus! With the start of another academic year comes new (and returning) opportunities to explore tools and skills that can enhance your research process–whether related to workflows in your research group, pursuing new methods of analysis, or improving the organization of your files. Experts in these topics from various groups on campus are teaching both one-time courses as well as series of workshops throughout the fall semester to help students, faculty, and staff enhance their data management and computational skills.  (more…)

Key Considerations for Choosing a Repository

Good data management practices don’t only involve how you treat your data when you’re actively working with it, but also involve what you do when your research project has terminated and you are ready to archive and share your data. When identifying a repository for the final version of your data, you should consider the repository’s stability, any discipline-specific expectations, and any associated costs.

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Best Practices for Data Management in the Arts and Humanities

“Adieu my happy home” by composer Daniel François Esprit Auber. From the Mills Music Library Americana Sheet Music Collection, UW-Madison Libraries

At LIBER’s Annual Conference this June, Erzsébet Tóth-Czifra from DARIA-EU (Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities) presented on data management best practices for humanities researchers, and shared a collaborative Google Doc outlining those recommendations.

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Proposal for a ‘Virtuous Cycle’ of Data Citations

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).

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