research data management

An Interview with Jon Stiles and Rick Jaffe of the D-Lab’s Securing Research Data Working Group

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The Securing Research Data working group, run by Jon Stiles of the D-Lab and Rick Jaffe of Research IT, provides a forum for researchers and staff to discuss issues concerning sensitive, confidential, and restricted-use data. Beyond simply sharing information, the group focuses on improving conditions for research. The group meets the 4th Monday of every month and is open to anyone.

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Workshops & demos for researchers: Reproducibility, Security, HPC, and Cloud. Feb 11-14 is Love Data Week!

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Please join us for a series of events on February 11th-15th during Love Data Week

This nationwide campaign is designed to raise awareness about data management, security, sharing, and preservation. Students, researchers, librarians and data specialists are invited to attend these events to gain hands on experience, learn about resources, and engage in discussion around data needs throughout the research process.

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Getting the sources you need for your text mining project

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You have a great research question that you want to answer with text data mining (TDM) methods, and you've got some Python under your belt or you've decided to see what you can learn from a browser-based tool like Voyant. You're ready to get started on a computational text analysis project. But wait!

Where do you get the texts?

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Publisher Data Requirements Revisited

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In May and September of 2017, the Library wrote posts (read them here and here) about a number of publisher research data policies. Over the last year, publishers have engaged in conversations with institutions, funders, and not-for-profit organizations to examine how they can better shape and influence the sharing of research data.

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A Guide to Reproducible Research

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Reproducibility is the process of repeating analyses or experiments to confirm results, and is an essential component of the scientific process. As data and computation have become increasingly more sophisticated, reprodicibility is even more important because algorithmic research is often impossible to verify manually or intuitively. 

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Research IT Staff a big presence at PEARC 2018

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The annual Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference was originally designed for High Performance Computing managers and users but has since expanded to provide a forum for discussing challenges, opportunities, and solutions among many types of research facilitators, including librarians. Research IT was well represented at the 2018 conference in Pittsburgh, PA, sharing expertise and experience with the community as well as connecting with and learning from others who are working with cyberinfrastructure and research computing. 

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Guides to making research software reproducible, citable, and well-documented

Preserving and maintaining research software is a challenge to researchers and academic libraries. In my role as a CLIR postdoctoral fellow in software curation, I recently discussed the technical challenges of preserving and maintaining research software in a UC Berkeley Library Update, Research Software in Practice, posted in May.

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UC DLFx conference tackles the new frontier of data management

The inaugural 2018 University of California Digital Library Forum (UC DLFx), "Building the UC Digital Library: Theory and Practice," took place February 27th to March 1st at UC Riverside. The conference brought together librarians, digital technology experts, educators, policy-makers, and research support staff from the UC campuses and the California Digital Library. Participants discussed and explored how libraries and research support departments are engaging with the constantly changing and challenging world of data and digital scholarship.

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How, Where, and What to Publish: UC Berkeley Scholarly Publishing Symposium

Hear from scholarly journal and book publishers Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more during a half-day symposium in which editors cover all aspects of how, where, and what to publish. Panel presentations and discussions will include: Intro to Scholarly Publishing, Trends in Open Scholarship, and Publishing Your Data. 

Using rclone to transfer data to bDrive

The bDrive repository offers everyone at UC Berkeley unlimited storage, strong search capabilities, and mobile access. This storage is an important data management resource for research teams. The standard web client, however, does not always work well when dealing with very large files, many files, or deep folder structures. The web client’s connection is slow, and can disconnect in the midst of a lengthy, time-consuming transfer.

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