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Managing Research Data: Data Bytes Workshops

Bite size learning opportunities!

Fall 2022 Workshop Schedule

Workshops scheduled for Fall 2022 

Data Bytes Workshops is a virtual series open to all OSU faculty and students, exploring digital resources, tools, software and methods for improving your research processes.  Register for a workshop below in order to receive the Zoom link. Attendance can be used towards the Graduate College 360o Critical Skills for Career Success program as approved by the OSU Graduate College. 

Invitation to Present a Data Bytes Workshop

If you are an OSU researcher, faculty, staff member, or student who is doing research using digital research technologies, you are invited to submit a proposal to host a Data Bytes workshop. Workshops may be used to teach a technology or method, or to spread the word on your research. Email osudataservices@okstate.edu with a brief description or if you have any questions.


Video Playlist - Past workshops

CADRE Symposia are presented to explore big topics and allow ongoing discussions about the direction of research.

2022 CADRE Symposia video playlist


Byte Sized Learning Opportunities!

Workshop Title (click for description) Date Instructor Registration

Jupyter Notebooks offer an appealing platform for developing course materials that can convey the traditional material, introduce students to the basics of coding in python, and present novel interactive, code-based aspects of the material. In this session, I will describe how I have used Jupyter Notebooks, compiled into an online Jupyter Book, to develop course materials for undergraduate chemistry courses. I will discuss the basic structure of the book and each notebook as well as the key elements for creating easy to use coding material for the students. After this session, attendees will understand how to develop their own Jupyter Notebooks for undergraduate courses. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Martin McCullagh REGISTER

Diego Mendez-Carbajo is a Senior Economic Education Specialist for the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. He will provide a live demonstration of FRED®, a free economic database that contains over 816,000 US and international time series, and will highlight topics related to diversity and inclusion. FRED® is used by researchers, journalists, analysts, and data enthusiasts alike to visualize, save, and download data.

This session will be a live demonstration of active learning with FRED® data. We will show attendees how to use the flagship database from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to place abstract economics concepts in realistic and relevant contexts. Participants will learn how to use data to answer the following questions: What is the value of women’s domestic labor that goes unpaid? How did the COVID-19-induced recession impact men and women employment? What fraction of the labor force do workers with a disability represent?

During the presentation we will showcase how to leverage short reading assignments based on data featured in the FRED Blog. We will highlight topics related to diversity and inclusion and showcase the broad range of instructional resources produced by the Economic Education team at the St. Louis Fed: lesson plans, interactive modules, and micro-credentials All these resources are accessible to educators and the public at large at no cost.  

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Diego Mendez-Carbajo
(St. Louis Federal Reserve)

Call them what you like - unmanned air vehicles, uncrewed aircraft systems, or drones - autonomous aircraft open up new possibilities for gathering data, both through remote sensing and in-situ observations. This workshop will outline rules of the road for using drones, including both campus policies and federal regulations, as well as providing details of campus resources for building, modifying, and flying drones for research or other uses. Beginning with various applications, we will provide basic guidelines for operating safely and legally, then end with resources for students and faculty. 

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Jamey Jacob REGISTER

Research data is a valuable resource. Careful management practices reduce mistakes, improve research reproducibility and facilitate publishing and sharing data. Better practices for different phases of the research data cycle will be discussed including planning for data collection, file management, data security, options for data storage during the project and long term storage of data for sharing after the project is complete. Planning for data management is also a critical part of developing a written data management plan, or DMP, for funding proposals. Please join us and learn these important skills in order to get your research project off to a great start. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Clarke Iakovakis & Dani Kirsch REGISTER

JSTOR offers millions of documents for text analysis in its new platform, Constellate. This workshop will provide an introduction to Constellate’s tutorials, tools, and datasets. Participants will create their own datasets, visualizations, and notebooks during the workshop. We will also briefly cover other tools from JSTOR Labs, including Text Analyzer and Juncture. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Brandon Katzir & Megan Macken REGISTER

You know what Wikipedia is, but what about Wikidata? Find out more about this collaborative data source, how to contribute data, and how to access existing data for research and visualization. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Brandon Katzir & Megan Macken REGISTER
Building Web Pages with Jekyll and GitHub
(Part 1 of 2)

Description to follow.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Brandon Katzir REGISTER
Getting Started with Markdown
(Part 2 of 2)

Description to follow.
Friday, November 18, 2022
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Brandon Katzir REGISTER

Patents are a valuable resource to the research process as they are rich in enabled technical information. Cowboy Innovations at Oklahoma State University provides seamless connections between Oklahoma State University research and industry to accelerate innovative solutions to market and develop collaborative engagements spanning the region, state, and worldwide. Learn about OSU’s Office Technology Commercialization’s commercialization/tech transfer process and how to identify and disclose innovations and inventions. Cowboy Innovations also provides engagement opportunities, NSF ICORPS programs, and a mentor network through Brightest Orange Ventures. Other resources on campus include the Patent and Trademark Resource Center for preliminary patent and trademark research and the New Product Development Center for prototype development. Patents issued to Oklahoma State University are available in the ShareOK repository, https://shareok.org/handle/11244/15285  

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Clarke Iakovakis, Suzanne Reinman,
Amanda Aker, Russell Hopper, Jai Hari Rajendran, & Cindy Malayer
VR Student Engagement
Description to follow.
Thursday, December 8, 2022
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Tilanka Chandrasekera REGISTER