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Research Data Management Workshop provides RDM forum and training for Librarians, Campus Shared Services-IT, and Research IT

On December 18, 2015, the Research Data Management program held a workshop that was attended by thirty staff from the Library, Campus Shared Services-IT, and Research IT.  The workshop’s purpose was to discuss the research data management challenges these consultants are addressing, and to provide training on tools that can be used throughout the research data lifecycle.

Open Access: Reclaiming Scholarship for the Academy

The Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley (LAUC-B) held a conference on October 16, 2015 entitled “Open Access: Reclaiming Scholarship for the Academy.” In recognition of Berkeley’s adoption of the UC Open Access policy and Open Access Week, the conference featured keynotes, panels, and posters exploring the implementation of open access policies. Keynotes were delivered by Michael Eisen and Randy Schekman, both UC Berkeley faculty members and longtime open access advocates.

Berkeley Lab opens state-of-the-art facility for computational science

On November 12, 2015, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  (Berkeley Lab) opened a new center for advancing computational science and networking. Shyh Wang Hall is named in honor of the UCB professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science who passed away in 1992. Shyh Wang is especially well-known for his research in semiconductors, magnetic resonances and semiconductor lasers.

Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research workshop: 19 Nov 2015

On November 19 from 1:00-4:00, the Center for Open Science (COS) and the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will host a workshop on Openness and Reproducibility in Quantitative Research.  

Attendees will learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work.  The workshop will be hands-on.  Using example studies, attendees will actively participate in creating a reproducible project from start to finish.

Topics covered will include:

Research Hub closure offers lessons for IT

Research Hub, the collaboration and file-sharing platform run for four years by Information Services & Technology (IST), has been retired. The closure, spurred by budgetary constraints, came as an unwelcome surprise to Research Hub users across campus. Anticipating the disruption that would be caused by the shutdown, IST funded a team of staff to help Research Hub users migrate to new technology and services.

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