Best of 2023

As you wrap up another semester, you might be thinking about research plans for the new year. Here are some of our newsletter highlights from 2023 that could help.

January 2023: new NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has a new Data Management and Sharing Policy, in effect for grants submitted ON or AFTER January 25, 2023. CDS can help. Visit our website to learn more or contact us for free and confidential feedback on draft plans.

March 2023: Data Storage

From Cornell Box to the eCommons institutional repository, Cornell University offers a wide variety of storage solutions that cater to different types of data. When choosing a storage solution, it is important to consider:

  • The sensitivity of your data
  • How you are currently using your data
  • How large any individual file in your data set is likely to be
  • Special performance and access needs

We have a Data Storage Finder to help you find and evaluate on-campus storage options with these needs in mind, and a guide to data storage and backup best practices.

May 2023: Digital Humanities Resources

The Digital CoLab at Olin Library supports new and experimental approaches to research and teaching that are most often associated with the humanities and qualitative social sciences. The CoLab can assist with scholarly projects like mapping, network analysis, database design, data visualization, digital exhibits and collections, computational text analysis (text mining), as well as related tasks like OCR and data cleaning. We also help with digital privacy practices. Join the CoLab’s listerv to stay informed on DH campus news throughout the academic year.

October 2023: How to Protect and Share Sensitive Data

Data should be as open as possible, but as restricted as necessary. There are numerous ways to transform data to protect sensitive information, but it all depends on: 

  • the form and content of the data itself
  • the vulnerability of who or what you are protecting
  • who will have access to the data

Learn more about cybersecurity, transformation methods, and services available to help.

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