OSU Libraries and Graduate School Expanding Access to OSU Research Data: Data Management Services for Graduate Students and Post-Docs

Most of the research data currently produced by graduate students in the course of conducting the research associated with their thesis or dissertation is lost to the university upon graduation. At best, it is stored on hard drives or servers without metadata or other information to describe what the data consists of, how it is structured, or how one might use it. It is therefore unavailable for validation and reuse by other scientists via the internet. This year, the Center for Digital Scholarship and Services (CDSS) at OSU Libraries interviewed

Posted - October 25, 2012

Week of March 12, 2018

Deposit Your Data in ScholarsArchive@OSU

During the first 30 minutes of this workshop we will talk about ScholarsArchive@OSU as a data repository, and how it can help researchers comply with their funder mandates to share datasets. We will also talk about good practices to prepare data for deposit (in ScholarsArchive@OSU or any other repository) to maximize its reuse. We will explain how the process of depositing data to ScholarsArchive@OSU works, and what the requirements are to submit datasets.

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Manage Your Research Data

Learn to manage your data effectively and efficiently!   This workshop will provide an introduction to capturing, storing, and describing research data throughout the life of the research project and after. This is intended for those researchers who need help with a data management plan or for those who are just beginning a data management plan. We will also talk about best practices for formatting data in spreadsheets, common mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to do basic quality control and data manipulation.

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Intro to LaTeX

LaTeX is a free high-quality typesetting system suitable for any form of publishing, but specially useful for technical or scientific documents. It is designed so that you won’t have to worry as much about the appearance of your document, and will be able to focus on getting the right content. We will talk about the basic structure of a document, the typesetting of complex mathematical formulas, inclusion of figures, and the generation of bibliographies with BibTeX.

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Introduction to Git **Registration Required**

This workshop is an introduction to version control systems with Git. Version control systems are tools that keep track of the changes made on a document, and help version and merge files. They allow the user to decide which changes make up the next version, and keep useful data about them. Version control systems are usually used by developers and people who write code, but are very useful also for people working with documents in general. It is especially helpful for collaborative work with more than one person working on the same file.

Wed, 04/11/2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Week of March 5, 2018

Copyright and Fair Use in Research and Teaching

During this workshop, we’ll go over the basics of copyright law. We’ll look at exceptions to copyright including teaching exceptions and fair use of copyrighted material, and we'll walk through the four questions you should ask if you are planning to use copyrighted material in your class or in your research.

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Get Organized with Google Drive & Box

Google Drive and Box are two university-supported systems for you to create and share documents, spreadsheets, slideshows, and data. This workshop will help you make the most of both platforms. Presenters will discuss strengths and weaknesses, demo sample projects, and take your questions. You will learn best practices for managing files, sharing resources, and collaborating on projects.

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm