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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Where are you in your project?

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


Training Schedule

Feb
6
Mon
Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing @ Brody Learning Commons 4040
Feb 6 @ 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>

Feb
23
Thu
Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing @ Lab #1
Feb 23 @ 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>

Apr
5
Wed
Preparing Your Research Data for Re-use Workshop @ Brody Learning Commons 4040
Apr 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How can you organize, document and package up your research data so that you or another researcher can make easy use of your data in the future?  Perhaps you are finishing a research project and want to make the associated data usable going forward.  Or perhaps after using data from someone else’s project, you vow not to let others be as frustrated when using your data!

In either case this workshop is for you.  This workshop gives researchers practical steps for preparing research data for re-use by themselves and others.  Data Management Services will take researchers through several data preparation steps (e.g., data selection, organization, documentation, preservation), and introduce a spreadsheet tool that facilitates and documents those steps. Attendees can apply these steps for their own research project! <Research Project Documentation Workbook><Register here>


News and Highlights


Newly Released NASA Data Management and Sharing Resources

In August 2016 that NASA released a public web portal for NASA funded research results. The portal will be fully functional beginning Fall 2016. In addition the accompanying website includes content that spells out the newest Data Management Planning (DMP)... read more

Software Preservation Article

DMS Postdoc Fellow, Fernando Rios, published his paper “The Pathways of Research Software Preservation: An Educational and Planning Resource for Service Development” in D-Lib... read more