Past Events

  • 2020 Sep 18

    Online Short-Seminar: Research Collaboration Strategies and Tools

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

     

    Scholars increasingly work on collaborative research projects. Collaborative projects often bring together partners across disciplines, institutions, and sectors. These projects present opportunities for innovation but also raise challenges for the development of efficient and effective workflows and the management of data.

    This workshop will examine considerations for collaborative research and present some strategies for developing and documenting workflows as well as methods for storing and sharing data. We will also look at some tools available that can...

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  • 2020 Sep 14

    Online Seminar: Research Data Management Onboarding

    1:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Research Data Management is essential for responsible research and should be introduced when starting a new project or joining a new lab. Managing data across a project and/ or a team allows for accurate communication about that project.

    This session will review the important steps for onboarding new employees/trainees to a lab or new projects. The key take-away from this session will be how to incorporate these steps within your individual project or lab environment.

    Note: we will be focusing on the ...

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  • 2020 Aug 31

    Online Short-Seminar: How to Cite Data

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Publishing research data within a trusted repository helps you comply with funder and journal data sharing policies, supports the discovery of and access to data, and can result in more visibility and higher impact for research projects. These shared datasets can be cited and referenced by yourself and by other researchers. 

    This seminar will provide an overview of sharing data in a repository and how to structure a data citation.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the role of the data...
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  • 2020 Aug 25

    Online Short-Seminar: Project Management in Dropbox

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, version control, online editing, and more. Entire Labs can promote collaboration via Dropbox which provides a platform for accessing shared data without taking up valuable space on your computers.

    This seminar will explore how you can effectively utilize Dropbox for managing your research files and entire research project. 

    Note: we will focus on Dropbox for Business which is available for the Harvard research community.

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  • 2020 Aug 19

    Online Short-Seminar: What's in a README?

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    To ensure that you understand your own data and to enable others to find, use and properly cite your data, it helps to create README files with ‘documentation’ or ‘metadata’ about the datasets you create.

    This session will explore the critical role documentation plays in data management and how you can ensure good documentation throughout your research.

    Learning Objectives

    • Define common types of documentation
    • Understand why documenting your research is important...
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  • 2020 Aug 13

    Online Short-Seminar: How to Name a File

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    File naming, when done in a well-organized fashion, can contribute to project documentation, workflow organization, and sharing. Establishing naming conventions for your files and using them consistently will ensure maximum access to your data and records.

    This seminar will review how file naming conventions will save you time by keeping your work organized and understandable.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why naming conventions are essential for data management
    • ...
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  • 2020 Aug 07

    Online Short-Seminar: Organize Your Files

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Data organization refers to the method of classifying and organizing data sets to make them more useful. Once you create, gather, or start manipulating data and files, they can quickly become disorganized. To save time and prevent errors later on, you and your team should decide how you will structure folders and organize your files.

    This seminar will review best practices for when it comes to organizing you research project, data, and files effectively.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why...
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  • 2020 Jul 30

    Online Short-Seminar: What is a Data Management Plan?

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Many key granting organizations, like NSF, NIH, NEH and more, now require submitters to include a Data Management Plan (DMP) as part of their application. In short, these plans outline the best practices in data management that you will apply throughout the course of your grant. By creating a data management plan for your data at the beginning of the project, you save time and effort later on.

    This session will provide an overview of the components of typical data management plans. 

    Learning Objectives

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  • 2020 Jul 22

    Online Short-Seminar: Let's Talk Data

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    Data is a collection of facts, such as numbers, words, measurements, observations or just descriptions of things. But data comes in many types, formats and sizes. Understanding what data you will be collecting or working with in a project is important for planning for the management of that data throughout a project.

    This seminar will explore data types and help you think about what you need to manage your unique data.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about different data types
    • ...
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  • 2020 Jul 14

    Online Short-Seminar: Data Management Spelling Bee

    1:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    Online - Zoom

    To create reliable and more accurate data, a good understanding of data management terms is important. Get started with data management by understanding the resources, concepts, services, and tools involved throughout the research lifecycle.

    This seminar will review key data management terms and jargon used in the field. Learn new terms and ace the RDM Spelling Bee!

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn data management terminology and jargon
    • Explore concepts and tools for...
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