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Research Data Management Workshops - Summer 2020

The University Libraries offer workshops on a variety of research data management topics. Workshops provide best practices for data management principles applicable to multiple disciplines. Please review abstracts to find a workshop that will best suit your needs. These workshops can be taken to fulfill requirements for the G.R.A.D Aggies Certificate Program. All workshops are online and registrants will receive login information via email days prior to the workshop. 

Managing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice 

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.

Wednesday, June 10 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, July 17 | 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Creating a Data Management Plan 

Data Management Plans (DMPs) are increasingly required by funders and publishers, but, just importantly, they can help you think through your research data gathering and save you time and grief. In this workshop we will examine the why and how of Data Management Plans and apply them to various funder requirements.

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.

Thursday, June 4 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 4 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Keeping your Research Data Out of the “Data Dumpster”

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 or Creating a Data Management Plan will benefit most from this learning experience. 

Wednesday, June 24 | 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Wednesday, July 22 | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Publishing Data in the Texas Data Repository

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

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

Tuesday, June 16 | 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 29 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.