Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

Join the soon-to-be charged Research Data Group in the Libraries!

Are you getting more questions from faculty and students about how they can take care of and share their research data? Do you want to learn more about what funders are requiring researchers to do with their data?

If you’re curious about the answers to these or any other research data-related questions, come join the newly formed Research Data Working Group (RDWG)!

The aims of the University Libraries’ RDWG are to raise awareness of the data issues our researchers are facing and to organize Libraries faculty and staff to partner with other University units on research data initiatives. No prior knowledge is required! We’ll start by covering the fundamentals of data—terminology, data types, tools, resources—and build toward more advanced research data topics, all in a collegial and fun learning environment.

Join us for the RDWG kick-off and planning meeting (with snacks!) to be held this week on April 29, from 2-3 pm, in 126A Paterno, where we will discuss the group, its mission and near-term goals. If you can’t make it in person, you still can take part via Adobe Connect (video, audio 866-636-8004).

Lisa German has committed to charging this group. It is open to all interested parties within the University Libraries, wherever you happen to reside.

For more information about the group, or to discuss this initiative, please contact one of your RDWG organizers:
Sarah Pickle
Vanessa Eyer
Nathan Piekielek

We look forward to seeing you on April 29!