Past Events

  • 2021 Mar 18

    Spring Cleaning for Your Data

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Spring Clean your Data Seminar Series

    Whether you’re motivated by the joy-sparking tidying up of Marie Kondo, or get inspired by a good old-fashioned spring-cleaning spree, now is a great time to clean up your data. The time you spend doing a good data cleanup will more than pay off in increased efficiency in your workflows and project time. This session will review the top practices for cleaning and organizing your data and research files.

    Come ready to apply research data management best practices to your files and projects and walk away with a "Spring...

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  • 2021 Feb 12

    Data Management Checklists: Guides for the Data Lifecycle

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Love Data Week: Resource Tour 2021

    Managing research data involves many tasks, people, tools, and policies. Therefore, a simple tool to help you understand all elements involved with RDM is the checklist. A checklist is simply a standardized list of the required steps developed for a repetitive task.

    In this session, we share key guides for getting you started with research data management throughout the entire lifecycle.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Review key data management practices
    • Utilize guides...
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  • 2021 Feb 11

    Data Availability Statements: Ensure Research Reproducibility

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Love Data Week: Resource Tour 2021

    Data Availability Statements provide information about where data supporting the results reported in a published article can be found. They are a key resource for the future credence of a manuscript. These statements include links to archived datasets, and help facilitate FAIR Data Principles–findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable–so that other researchers can locate and meaningfully use the data.

    In this session, we will create useful Data Availability Statements and apply FAIR Data Principles for ensuring...

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  • 2021 Feb 10

    DMPTool: One-Stop-Shop for Data Management Plans

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Love Data Week: Resource Tour 2021

    A data management plan (DMP) is a document that outlines what you will do with your data during and after a research project. Many funding agencies require a DMP as part of their application processes. Even if you are not seeking funding for your research, documenting a plan for your data is a best practice and will help your data comply with Harvard's policies for responsible data management. The DMPTool is web-based and provides basic templates that can help you construct data management plans. The DMPTool provides you with...

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  • 2021 Feb 09

    Harvard Dataverse: Finding, Reusing, and Citing Data

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Love Data Week: Resource Tour 2021

    Are you looking for datasets to help you in your research? Identifying and locating sources of existing data can be important for a variety of reasons, including: asking new questions or providing a new analysis of the data, comparing results from various studies, replicating and validating previous results, developing or testing computational models, and extending a study by incorporating data from multiple datasets.

    In this session, we will explore the repository Harvard Dataverse to help you find, reuse, and cite...

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  • 2021 Feb 08

    Biomedical Research Data Management Website: Resources and Guidance for RDM

    12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Love Data Week: Resource Tour 2021

    Navigating research data management can be tricky. What resources are available? Who do you contact for help? We hope our newly launched website will help you understand the RDM landscape across the Harvard Longwood Medical Area. Launched in 2021, the new Biomedical Research Data Management Website features an interactive data lifecycle and intuitive navigation to support the research process. In this session, we will tour the new website and point out all the great resources and guidance to help you manage your data effectively....

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  • 2020 Dec 09

    Online Seminar: Active Project Version Control with Git

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Research Data Management Advanced Online Seminar

    Which file did you just use for that outstanding research finding? Was it version_4 or version_4a? Your research team is asking you, do you remember?

    Building a system for active project version control can help keep track of all sorts of files, including text documents and analysis code. By utilizing a version control system, you can track and merge edits, roll back to a previous version, and make sure everyone is using the most current version. Several version control systems exist, and this presentation...

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  • 2020 Dec 02

    Online Short-Seminar: Reproducible Research: Tips and Tools

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Research Data Management Short Online Short-Seminar

    What a neat study finding, can you do it again? Reproducible results is an essential benchmark in research, regardless of discipline.

    Research should be reproducible in two ways. First, your research should be thoroughly described so that other researchers could replicate the study independent of your involvement. Second, your specific research finding must be reproducible using your own data and code by someone else.

    In this session, you will learn about best practices for...

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  • 2020 Nov 19

    Online Seminar: DMP 102: Writing a Data Management Plan

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Research Data Management Advanced Online Seminar

    Writing a Data Management Plan (DMP) may be required as part of your grant application, but it is also best practice for any research project! 

    Building off of DMP 101: Introduction to Data Management Plans this session will dive deeper into what a fundable DMP looks like and get you started writing your own plan with a hands-on activity 

    Learning Objectives

    • ...
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  • 2020 Oct 30

    Online Short-Seminar: Data Horror Stories

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Neglecting to develop and implement a detailed naming convention for your data files. Data hot mess.
    Failing to sync and back up your data in three separate locations. Deadly data loss.
    Saving your data to a proprietary file format that is on the verge of insolvency. Walking dead data.
    Facing the shame of having your publication retracted due to data irregularities. The horror. The horror.

    Data management is not easy, as is evidenced by these true horror stories of data quality gone wrong. Learn from (and wince...

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