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Managing Research Data: Data Bytes Workshops

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Spring 2023 Workshop Schedule

Workshops scheduled for Spring 2023

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

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Byte Sized Learning Opportunities!

Workshop Title (click for description) Date Instructor Registration

An introduction to the basics of using EndNote, creating and adding references to an EndNote library, organizing and managing citations, annotating PDFs, using EndNote with Microsoft Word for in-text citations and bibliographies. 

Wednesday, February 8th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In person
Victor Baeza REGISTER

This session will demonstrate how to easily create videos to showcase your research and communicate with specific audiences, using simple off-the-shelf software. We will also discuss tips such as writing a script, preparing your physical space, and editing for brevity and clarity. 

Wednesday, February 15th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In person
Simon Ringsmuth REGISTER

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source web application developed to help researchers of all disciplines (not just science) manage their workflows. OSF provides a highly customizable interface, allowing users to create modules for housing data, research materials, communication, analysis files, and more. The system has automatic, built-in version control for all files and integrates with tools researchers already use such as Dropbox, Google Drive and GitHub. It also gives you the means to add contributors with various levels of read/write permissions.

This interactive workshop will take you through the process of creating an OSF project, connecting to external services, adding contributors, and will demonstrate several use cases and examples. OSF meets the NIH and NSTC’s designation as a data repository, and has recently added functionality such as the ability to link to funders and awards in order to meet funder data and materials sharing requirements. 

Thursday, February 16th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom
Clarke Iakovakis REGISTER

An increasing number of authors, funders, publishers, and other members of the scholarly communications infrastructure have adopted ORCID identifiers. Indeed, many publishers and funding agencies require individual researchers to be registered with ORCID iDs, and are developing systems to push and pull data from your ORCID profile. This session will describe what ORCID is and its benefits to you, how to sign up for an ORCID, and how to use it with systems such as SciENcv, eRA Commons, PubPeer, and many more. Finally, OSU faculty can link their Experts Directory profile to their ORCID iD, enabling them to read and write data both ways. 

Wednesday, February 22nd
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom
Clarke Iakovakis REGISTER

Inconsistent formatting, cryptic file naming, and poor folder organization can add unnecessary time and labor to a project, and it can be challenging (but not impossible!) to fix these issues once a project has already started. Using descriptive names and following a standardized organizational process will make your data and materials easier to understand, share, archive, and will help to meet FAIR guidelines. These guidelines seek to improve the Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse of data and are being increasingly promoted and required by funding agencies, publishers, and government agencies. This workshop will provide practical suggestions for naming and organizing files and folders as well as recommend better practices to comply with FAIR data principles

Thursday, February 23rd
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom
Dani Kirsch 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, March 1st
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom
Clarke Iakovakis & Dani Kirsch REGISTER

Description coming soon! 

Thursday, March 2nd
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Suzanne Reinman & Clarke Iakovakis Registration coming soon!

R Markdown provides a way of combining text, equations, and code into documents that are easy to track and maintain, while producing reliable final documents for sharing with students, editors, and colleagues. R Markdown text documents can be used by the knitr R package and tools such as LaTeX and pandoc to produce a variety of beautiful outputs, including research papers, webpages, books, and presentations. This workshop will 1) introduce why R Markdown might be a productive tool for you to adopt, 2) demonstrate the basic capabilities of .Rmd files in the creation of different documents, and 3) share additional resources to learn more about R Markdown and associated tools. 

Wednesday, March 8th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom
Dr. Peter Rudloff REGISTER

Description coming soon! 

Wednesday, March 22nd
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dr. Jamey Jacob & Victoria Natalie Registration coming soon!

Description coming soon! 

Thursday, March 23rd
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In person
Dr. Rosemary Avance, Dr. Heather Stewart, & Richard Sylvestre REGISTER

LaTeX is a typesetting system for producing technical documents and is an important document standard in a number of disciplines. LaTeX gives authors more flexibility and control than other word processing software, but is less intuitive for first time users. This workshop will cover basic use of LaTeX editors, as well as an introduction to the markup language of LaTeX. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to use LaTeX to create documents, how to write and format text, and how to format non-standard typesettings such as expressions, equations, and non-Latin scripts. We will use the free Overleaf LaTeX text editor, which does not require installing any software ahead of time. 

Wednesday, March 29th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zoom
Clarke Iakovakis REGISTER

Description coming soon! 

Thursday, April 13th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dr. Pratul Agarwal Registration coming soon!

A research project is reproducible if the researcher provides a set of files and instructions to enable a second researcher (including you, the researcher) to recreate the final reported results. Over approximately the last decade, research funders and, increasingly, scholarly publishers have been implementing policies and supporting technologies to facilitate reproducibility. This workshop will define reproducibility, provide a history and overview of publishers' and funders' policies and practices aiming to encourage data and code sharing, discuss some obstacles and challenges, and describe innovations in workflows and collaborations between researchers, funders, and publishers driving reproducibility forward. 

Thursday, April 20th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom
Clarke Iakovakis REGISTER

Description coming soon! 

Wednesday, April 26th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hybrid
Dr. Arun Bagavathi Registration coming soon!