Reminder: Data Management workshop

The University Library’s Savvy Researcher Workshops will have a repeat of the data management session:

Intro to Data Management Tuesday, November 13 3:00 – 4:30pm Main Library, Room 314 Registration is required.

If you keep hearing about research data management but dont really know what its all about, this session is for you, whether you are a faculty member competing for NSF grants, a researcher managing data for a lab, a graduate student wanting to develop an in-demand skill, or a librarian wanting to help researchers and students with data. The goal of data management is to ensure that data is secure, discoverable and preserved for future use, by you and other researchers. This session will cover the benefits of managing data; ways to manage data on a day-to-day basis (e.g., file naming, storage, versioning); key points for preserving data; options for sharing data; and datas unique issues with citations, intellectual property and privacy.

Presenters: Sarah Shreeves, Sarah Williams, and Lura Joseph

To register and to see the full schedule of Savvy Researcher Workshops: http://illinois.edu/calendar/list/4068

ORCID now available

ORCID , the Open Researcher and Contributor ID initiative, was launched in October. ORCID provides individual researchers with a persistent digital identifier to distinguish your research from the research of others with similar names. The identifier can be attached to a variety of research outputs, such as datasets, articles, citations, and experiments.

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-based initiative with two main functions: (1) a registry to obtain a unique identifier and manage a record of research activities, and (2) APIs that support system-to-system communication and authentication.