The Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management commemorates Research Data Services co-founder Rebecca Holz, who passed away unexpectedly in 2011.

Each talk will be held on a Wednesday from noon-1pm in Memorial Library 126. We invite you to bring your lunch!

Like to talk about your data? Have a topic you’d like us to present on? Please contact the RDS Outreach Committee.

To view previous presentations in the Holz series, check out our archive.


Spring 2017

April 26Isabelle Girard, Director, Office of Campus Research Cores, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Creating co-opportunities through the Office of Campus Research Cores

The Office of Campus Research Cores is a new initiative from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (VCRGE) to enhance access to and support of research services at UW-Madison.  The creation of the Office follows the recommendations of a cross-campus Working Group and parallels programs at peer institutions seeking to maximize resource value in the face of increasing competition for funding.  The mission of the Office of Campus Research Cores is to support, coordinate and optimize core structure and services for campus researchers and external clients. First steps include creating an inventory of cores and developing a searchable web directory to increase the visibility of core resources to campus researchers, and targeting best-practice processes and tools for common core operational needs.  I will explore opportunities and challenges for a coordinated approach to UW-Madison’s complex shared research environments, and I will welcome discussion with the RDS audience about strategies for success.