Workshops

Research Data Service, in collaboration with Scholarly Commons, hosts several data management workshops each semester. We are also happy to visit labs and other research units to provide specialized talks and workshops. Let us know what your group would be interested in hearing about, or to get more information about this service. Click here for access to past workshop materials deposited into IDEALS, or contact us for recent materials.

Request a Workshop

Would your department, team, or student group like a customized data management talk or workshop? RDS regularly works with teams of all sizes and disciplines to remix our core data management presentations and activities for their needs. Contact us to schedule a workshop or training session, or to let us know how we can advise your team on data management principles or practices.

Fall 2019 Workshops

Course Date Time Location
Data Management Analysis with Excel 09/16/2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm Main Library 314
Intro to Data Management 09/24/2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm Main Library 314
Data Documentation 10/15/2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm Main Library 314
Data Sharing 11/13/2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm Main Library 314
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Course Descriptions

Research Data Management Core Courses

Intro to Data Management
This is workshop 1 of 3 in the Research Data Management series.
Participants will learn the benefits of best practices for managing research data.
Goals: Identify elements of data management, realize importance, develop organizational strategies, and create own data documentation.

Data Documentation
This is workshop 2 of 3 in the Research Data Management series.
Hands on workshop will give you experience using various types of documentation and discuss strategies for writing documentation.
Bring a dataset you’d like to work with if you have one.
Goals: Understand elements of good documentation, evaluate an example, and apply knowledge.

Data Sharing
This is workshop 3 of 3 in the Research Data Management series.
This workshop will cover the basic steps of research data sharing & publication.
Goals: Understand why researchers share their data, evaluate discipline relevant repositories, apply knowledge to depositing own data.

Data Management Analysis Courses

Data Management Analysis with Excel
This workshop provides hands-on experience with data management analysis techniques using popular software. Participants will practice establishing relationships, checking for errors, and making interventions in data clear. Participants at all skill levels are welcome.

Room Directions

Our regularly scheduled workshops usually take place in the same room each semester. However, that is subject to change due to class size or room availability. If the workshop is scheduled for a different location than those listed below, different directions will apply.

Main Library workshops are usually in Room 314. Take the north stairwell (Armory and Wright Street) to the 3rd floor of the Main Library, and make a left at the top of the stairs.