Data Management Services

~~ Serving Researchers on Homewood and Medical Campuses ~~

 

Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share.

 


Supporting data management at every point in your research

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Our Services

Consulting

Assistance with writing data sharing or management plans

Training

Best practices for data management and sharing

Archiving

Archive your research data for sharing & preservation

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Training Schedule

(This schedule will be updated every July and December.)

Nov
15
Thu
Open Research: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly @ MSEL Hamburger Room, Homewood Campus
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Curious about opening up your research? Bring your questions, lunch, and laptop to a discussion with Chen Chiu, Data Management Consultant from Data Services, and Robin Sinn, Scholarly Communication Librarian. We’ll talk about the benefits and concerns researchers have around sharing their research outputs such as data, code, methods, and articles. Drinks and cookies will be provided. <Register>

Nov
16
Fri
Introduction to ArcGIS Pro @ Lab#1, 2024 E Mountment St Building
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

This half-day course introduces students to ArcGIS Pro, the most widely used geographic information systems (GIS) software. Learn the basics which include how to work with spatial data and how to create maps. If your research calls for making maps or using a geographic information system to analyze data, then this class is for you. <Register here>

Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing @ Lab #1, 2024 E Monument Building
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share.  Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level. <Register here><Handouts>

 

Joining & Geocoding @ Lab#1, 2024 E Mountment St Building
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Prerequisite: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (Welch half-day workshop) or basic ArcGIS Pro knowledge. Learn the steps required for successful joining of data and geocoding along with tips and suggestions for preparing data for use with ArcGIS. Common file formats will be discussed, (e.g. Excel, .csv), along with text files and data with x, y coordinates. We’ll explore street files available from the library along with optional interfaces for the geocoding process.  <Register here>

Nov
26
Mon
StoryMaps @ Brody Learning Commons 4040, Homewood Campus
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This 3-hour workshop will introduce students to the ArcGIS’ Web App, Story Maps.   Story Maps has become a very popular way for  one to tell an interactive story using a map, or not.   Students will explore the many Story Map templates, learn how to add text and images to lure people in, and ultimately create a web map app that strives to keep your audience connected throughout the very compelling user experience.   No prior knowledge of Web GIS is needed to take this workshop. <Register here>

Nov
28
Wed
Web Mapping @ Brody Learning Commons 4040, Homewood Campus
Nov 28 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Attendees will learn how to search, find, and share geographic content using Johns Hopkins ArcGIS Online Organization account. This class will provide the fundamental skills necessary to create, design, and share web maps, as well as use some of the various geoprocessing tools currently offered via the online application. No prior knowledge of GIS is needed to take this introductory workshop. <Register here>

Dec
3
Mon
Web Mapping @ Lab#1, 2024 E Mountment St Building
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Attendees will learn how to search, find, and share geographic content using Johns Hopkins ArcGIS Online Organization account. This class will provide the fundamental skills necessary to create, design, and share web maps, as well as use some of the various geoprocessing tools currently offered via the online application. No prior knowledge of GIS is needed to take this introductory workshop. <Register here>

Dec
12
Wed
Open Science and Reproducible Research Tools  @ Brody Learning Commons 4040, Homewood Campus
Dec 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

What is the open science movement and what does it mean for me as a researcher? In this workshop we will look at the growing importance of open science and explore the issues surrounding making research and data open. As we discuss definitions, strategies, barriers, and incentives to open research we will also begin to take a look at tools that assist users in working in a transparent and reproducible manner. Specifically we will demo the Open Science Framework (OSF), a free, open source, online research project management platform where you can create a personal JHU affiliated account, manage multiple projects, and collaborate or share with other researchers. A prime example of a service that promotes reproducibility, we will share more about ways that you can use the OSF to position yourself as a proponent in the open science movement. <Register>

News and Highlights


New Online Training Available For Data in Spreadsheets

Regardless of discipline studied or methods used, it is likely that researchers use some sort of spreadsheet application (e.g. Excel) to investigate, manipulate, or share research data. Though easy to exchange with other researchers, difficulties can arise when using...

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Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Map-a-thon

Please join us on a JHU Data Services event on October 5th to help the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Date: Thursday, October 5, 3-5:30 PM (Pizza will be provided) Time: Great Hall at Levering (Homewood Campus) Join us for a map-a-thon to offer support to on...

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Upcoming Open Science Framework Workshop on Halloween

Workshop on Reproducible Research Practices and the Open Science Framework on October 31st, 2017 Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science and JHU Data Management Services (http://dms.data.jhu.edu), to learn easy, practical steps researchers...

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