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.

Current Workshops

Fall 2018

Research Data Management Core Courses
Intro to Data Management : xx/xx/xxxx from xx – xx in Main Library 314
Data Documentation: xx/xx/xxxx from xx – xx in Main Library 314
Data Sharing: xx/xx/xxxx from xx – xx in Main Library 314

Hybrid Course
Smart and Simple Data Management: xx/xx/xxxx from xx – xx in Funk/ACES 509

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, 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.

Smart and Simple Data Management
This is hybrid workshop, combing all three core Research Data Management workshops.
This session aims to provide you with data management best practices and tools to increase your research efficiency and impact.
Goals: Understand data management basics, evaluate documentation, learn how to find and vet resources for making data publicly accessible.

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.
Grainger Library workshops are usually in Room 335. Take the stairs or the elevator to the third floor. Room 335 is next to the restrooms, overlooking the Gallery.
The Funk/ACES workshop is usually in Room 509. Take the stairs or the elevator to the second floor. The elevator to the fifth floor is to the left of the reference desk, next to the women’s restroom. After you exit the elevator on the fifth floor, Room 509 is the second door on your left.