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Research Data Management - Workshop Series

Upcoming Workshops

Research Data Management - Workshop Series
Efficient, effective, and enduring data management for the TAMU community.

The University Libraries offer workshops on a variety of research data management topics that provide best practices for all disciplines. Attendance at these workshops fulfill requirements for the G.R.A.D. Aggies Certificate Program and the Responsible Conduct of Research Supplemental Training ProgramAll workshops are online via Zoom.

Texas A&M University Libraries strives to provide equitable and accessible programming to all. If you need an accommodation to ensure your ability to participate, please see the event registration page for accommodation request information.

Workshop Tracks

Research often includes personal, sensitive, or restricted data that must be handled with consideration to legal requirements or to protect personal privacy. In this workshop we will examine common sensitive data types, how Texas A&M’s Research Compliance and Biosafety program expects you to protect that data throughout your project’s lifecycle and the resources available to you for sensitive data storage and analysis, data de-identification, and data archiving and sharing.

Audience: 

This workshop is most helpful for faculty, staff, and students who engage in research with restricted or sensitive data.

Register:

Tuesday, June 28 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Attendees will learn the principles of data management with some real data samples by:

  • Discovering and downloading a publicly available data set
  • Analyzing the dataset for attributes of well-managed data
  • Scoring a Data Management Plan for qualities of well-curated research data

Audience: 

This workshop is helpful for researchers in any discipline and stage in their career.

Register:

Tuesday, July 19 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Sound data management practices can ensure long-term usability of your data, increase your productivity, and promote collaboration. This interactive workshop will teach you how to think about your data so that you can manage it more easily throughout your research process. We will cover best practices for workflows, file management, documentation, storage, and preservation.

Audience: 

This workshop is helpful for researchers in any discipline and stage in their career. Attendees currently planning or conducting research will benefit most from this workshop.

Register:

Thursday, June 9 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Publishing research data is more than uploading a few spreadsheets and a readme file, but it doesn’t have to be intimidating either. This workshop demonstrates tools to locate common data collection standards, reviews funder and publisher data sharing requirements and suggests criteria to evaluate repositories for preserving or sharing your research data.

Audience: 

This workshop is helpful for anyone who works with research data. Those currently planning or conducting research who are already familiar with research data management or have attended Managing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice will benefit most from this learning experience.

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Tuesday, June 21 | 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Researchers are often required by journals and funders to publish research data. The University Libraries provides access to the Texas Data Repository; a platform for publishing and archiving datasets created by Texas A&M faculty, staff, and students. This workshop will introduce participants to FAIR Data Principles, share how to select a data repository, and demonstrate how to publish data in the Texas Data Repository.

Audience: 

This workshop is most helpful for faculty, staff, students who plan to publish research data.

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Wednesday, June 15 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A good data management plan can save time, increase research efficiency, satisfy funders’ requirements, and make reproducibility and sharing easier. This interactive workshop will examine why Data Management Plans (DMPs) are important and the components of a basic DMP. We will also walk you through how to create a DMP utilizing the powerful DMPTool step by step.

Audience: 

This workshop is helpful to anyone who works with research data at any point in the research process, but particularly graduate students, faculty and staff applying for grants.

Register:

Friday, June 10 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Open Science Framework (OSF) (OSF) is a free and open source project management repository that supports researchers across the project lifecycle. Researchers use OSF to collaborate, document, archive, and share materials for broader dissemination. OSF enables connections to the many research platforms researchers use to streamline their process and increase efficiency. Attendees will learn about the benefits and basic features of the platform.

Audience: 

This workshop is helpful for researchers in any discipline and stage in their career.

Register:

Thursday, June 16 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Researchers are a community, and research integrity is a primary community principle. In this workshop, we will explore how research integrity translates to data. Attendees will be able to accurately define research data integrity and identify specific issues regarding data fabrication and falsification. Through case study analysis and discussion, attendees will describe and appraise the merits of their responses to issues of data fabrication and falsification in research.

Audience: 

This workshop is targeted at early-stage researchers, faculty or graduate students, or anyone interested in research integrity.

Register:

Monday, June 13 | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.