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Data Management Services

Request a Data Management Workshop or Presentation!

 

Request any of the following workshops for faculty or students by contacting the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or digitalcommons@georgiasouthern.edu. A member of the Digital Commons Team will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.

 

Making Data Bearable, Part 1: Data Management Basics
During this hands-on workshop, we explore challenges and best practices related to research data management. Working in groups, participants perform a rudimentary data analysis and create figures and tables capturing the correlation between Gummi Bear flavor and "springiness." In the process, participants explore different kinds of research data and discuss manipulation, analysis, visualization, reporting, and sharing data for different audiences. This workshop is a precursor to discussing data management planning, especially as it relates to grant funding and publisher requirements. Specific skills covered include creating basic figures and charts in Excel and PowerPoint.

 

Making Data Bearable, Part 2: Preparing Datasets
This hands-on workshop introduces students to data preservation techniques by asking students to prepare a shareable dataset using the data products they produced during Making Data Bearable, Part 1. Both parts can run back-to-back inside two hours. Part 1 can be offered independently; however, part 2 should follow Part 1, ideally immediately.

 

Data Management Planning for Research & Grant Funding
Many funding agencies and publishers now require that research data be made publicly available as a condition of funding or publication. This presentation covers the basics of data management planning, sharing, and archiving, with emphasis on resources and services available to all faculty and students through the University Libraries.

 

NIH Data Sharing Requirements 101
According to the NIH, data sharing is essential for expedited translation of research results into knowledge, products, and procedures to improve human health. Investigators applying to the NIH for $500,000 or more of direct research costs in any single year are expected to include a plan for sharing their final research data, or state why sharing is not possible. This presentation reviews the NIH's data sharing requirements and how to best prepare your data management plan for successful funding.

 

NSF Data Management Requirements 101
Learn about the NSF's data requirements, why they matter, and how to best prepare your data management plan for a successful grant application.

 

Managing Your Working Data: Tools & Best Practices
Do you need a home for your "working" research data or a way to securely share data during active research? Learn about tools and techniques for managing your data throughout the research lifecycle. This presentation discussed best practices for preparing data for long-term sharing and archiving, including file formats, file management, data description, anonymization, intellectual property, and reuse licensing.

 

Manage Research Workflows with Open Science Framework and Digital Commons​
Together, Open Science Framework and Digital Commons offer useful tools for managing your research workflows. Keep all your files, data, and protocols in one centralized location. Avoid trawling emails to find files or scrambling to recover lost data. Control which parts of your project are public or private, making it easy to collaborate with the worldwide community or just your team. Publish your data when it is ready to share.

 

Preparing Data for Sharing and Archiving
Learn about best practices for preparing your research data for long-term sharing and archiving. Topics include file formats and file management, metadata and describing data, anonymization, intellectual property rights, and licensing for reuse. While emphasis is on tabular data, all data types—including images, audio, and video—are addressed.

 

Getting Started with DMPTool
DMPTool is a powerful online tool for creating, managing, and sharing data management plans. DMPTool includes templates and advice for most major funding agencies, as well as useful collaboration and reviewing tools. Set up your own account and learn the basics of using DMPTool to prepare successful data management plans.

 

For help, contact the Digital Commons Team at (912) 478-4056 or digitalcommons@georgiasouthern.edu. A member of the Digital Commons Team will contact you as soon as possible during regular business hours.