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In this series, members of the RDS team share links to research data-related stories, resources, and news that caught their eye each month. Feel free to share your favorite stories with us on Twitter @UWMadRschSvcs!

Cameron Cook

Now that school is back in swing, it’s time to revisit data security! Check out DoIT’s easy suggestions for securing your computer and protecting your data.

NPR recently wrote an article that included sharing their methodology, their code, and the underlying data at the end. H/T Heather Shimon.

Clare Michaud

REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture), the tool for building and managing surveys and databases, recently reached 1 million users.

This article about two professors who fabricated federally funded cancer research at the University of Kentucky stresses the importance of creating (and following) protocols within a research group, and ensuring that your research data and outputs are well-organized throughout the research process.

Kent Emerson

This article takes KU Leuven Libraries in Belgium as a case study of research data management in institutions with diverse research needs. KU Leuven’s RDM model is centered in the library which has dedicated data and research staff who liaise with subject specialists on behalf of researchers, and help with data management plans, infrastructure access and management, and data literacy.

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