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Crafting a Data Management Plan
What is a Data Management Plan? This session will answer that question, as well as describe the steps to creating a DMP, tools that can help with DMP development, and post-award management issues. University of Pittsburgh-specific guidelines and support resources will also be shared.
Data Management Regulations: Are You in Compliance?
What are the current data management regulations and how can they impact your research practices? We will review federal and institutional mandates and as well as the Joint Data Archiving policy which has been adopted by journals such as BMJ, Nature, Nucleic Acids Research, and Science.
Data Sharing and Discovery: Why and How
Investigators are obligated to share their data to advance scientific discovery. General principles of data sharing will be discussed, as well as practical tips for sharing data, resources for research datasets, and data attribution.
You've collected your data. Now what? In this class we will discuss principles of data visualization and demonstrate a variety of visualization tools that you can use to establish the significance of your data.
Electronic Lab Notebooks: Introduction to LabArchives
This workshop will focus on LabArchives, the Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) selected by the University of Pittsburgh. We will cover how to get started using it, including planning strategies, access, lab notebook creation and organization, adding and editing entries, linking, and sharing data.
Future-Proof Your Data
Learn how to keep your data safe AND preserve it for future use by following a few simple rules. File formats, file-naming conventions, repositories, storage options and more will be discussed.
Locating and Citing Research Data
Need to find a dataset to act as a control for your study? Or do you want to reuse open access data? This class will offer tips for locating and citing data and include hands-on exercises to explore directories of data repositories and data journals.
You Do WHAT with Your Data?
Did you know that for each minute of planning at the beginning of a project, you will save yourself roughly 10 minutes of headache later? This session will provide practical tips for organizing, naming, documenting, storing and preserving your data.