Preparing for Sharing Your Research: Crash Course in Research Data Management
Have you ever lost a project file? Been unable to find the most recent version of a document? Suffered hard drive failure or had your laptop stolen? Been unable to open old files? Been told your data management plan wasn't detailed enough? Forgotten which file was which? Even small research projects can generate enough data and digital material to become confusing and vulnerable to loss. Start your next project (or class) with a plan to stay organized and keep your data safe, from inception until you are ready to share, reuse, or revisit the project whether next month or years from now.
It's Love Data Week! This workshop provides strategies and insights for managing your data for effective collaboration, to meet funder requirements, or to preserve it for reuse or sharing in the future.
About the speaker:
Scout Calvert is a research data librarian at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her current projects trace the social aspects of data-centric knowledge production among genealogists, cattle breeders, and citizen historians. Dr. Calvert also investigates data infrastructure and practice in libraries and among academic researchers, informing data policy issues in academic libraries.
About the Preparing for Sharing Your Research workshop series:
Sharing your research - writing, presenting, publishing - is an exciting part of the research process, and it can also bring a host of new questions and nerves, whether it's your first time or your hundredth time sharing your work. In this Zoom-based series hosted by the University Libraries Dinsdale Family Learning Commons, you will learn strategies for visually representing your work, navigating publishing agreements and maintaining your authors' rights, effectively communicating your research with the public, and more. Each workshop focuses on different aspects of disseminating your work and provides an informal environment to ask questions and get help. Attend one, attend them all, or anything in between. Supplemental materials and recordings can be found for each workshop.
Related LibGuide: Preparing for Sharing Your Research by Erica DeFrain