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Reproducible Research @ Cornell Event

Tue, Oct 30, 2018

Wednesday and Thursday, November 28-29

Please join us for Reproducible Research @ Cornell, a set of events on November 28-29, 2018, featuring Brian Nosek from the Center for Open Science (COS). Events will include a lecture, panel, discussions, and workshops on easy, practical steps to increase the reproducibility of your research using the COS's Open Science Framework (OSF). Please see details of all the events below.

Fall 2018 Data & GIS workshops

Thu, Aug 30, 2018

Upcoming Data Management Information Sessions

Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Please join us at one of our upcoming information sessions to learn more about data management planning and resources available at Cornell: 

Code Ocean Reproducibility Workshop

Mon, Aug 06, 2018

August 20, 1-4 pm, 111 Ives Hall. More info and registration: https://codeocean.com/workshop/cornell-university.

Visualize Your Data with Tableau Public

Fri, Jul 20, 2018

How can visualization tools help you explore, analyze, and communicate your data to others? In this 1.5 hour workshop (open to all), we will introduce several data visualization techniques using Tableau Public. No prior coding or design experience needed.

 Monday, August 6, 2018 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Uris B02 Classroom, Uris Library

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Getting Started

Mon, Jul 16, 2018

Good science requires good record-keeping! Join us in this introductory, hands-on session to learn about available tools and overarching best practices to help you document your research in a safe, organized and useful way.

G-Suite Now Available to Faculty and Staff

Mon, Jul 09, 2018

In order to support collaboration with Cornell students and colleagues at other institutions, G Suite accounts, which include Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs, Drive and Sites, are now available for Cornell faculty and staff. More information is available at: https://it.cornell.edu/gsuite.

Launching the Data Curation Network

Wed, May 09, 2018

Cornell University Library is participating in a three-year Sloan Foundation funded, multi-institutional effort to launch the Data Curation Network. The intent of the Data Curation Network is to serve as a cross-institutional staffing model that seamlessly connects a network of expert data curators to local datasets and to supplement local curation expertise.

Hands-on demo of the re-designed CUGIR website

Fri, Apr 13, 2018

What’s Cooler @ CUGIR?  Find out Thurs, April 19, 4:00 pm, Stone Classroom, Mann Library.

Data Storage Finder will help Cornell researchers evaluate options

Wed, Feb 28, 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Data Storage Finder, a self-service, interactive tool to help discover and evaluate data storage options.

Digital Privacy & Security Drop-In Hour

Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Announcing….   Digital Privacy & Security Drop-In Hour: Mondays, 3-4pm  The Digital CoLab (Olin Library 701)

Need help installing that password manager or adding two-factor authentication to your accounts? 

Have questions about when and how to choose a VPN? Want support assessing your risk? Have other questions?

New Year’s Resolution: get better at managing data

Tue, Jan 23, 2018

If part of your back to school plan includes wrestling your research data into shape, we can help! Our consultants include experts from the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC), Cornell Institution for Social and Economic Research (CISER), Cornell University Information Technologies (IT @ Cornell), Cornell University Library (CUL), and other units.

Meeting with a consultant may be useful when:

Science Diving on the Ag Quad

Thu, Nov 02, 2017

The Library is pleased to announce a newly focused science immersion program seeking 1st-year graduate student participants in agriculture and life sciences. The 3-day intensive program will convene in Mann Library from January 17 through January 19, 2018.

Upcoming Talk: Structuring Machine Learning Research in Data Driven Science

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

The Statistics Seminar speaker for Wednesday, November 1, 2017, is Victoria Stodden, an associate professor in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research group focuses on understanding the effect of big data and computation on scientific inference.

Talk: Visual Trumpery, by Alberto Cairo

Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall, October 13, 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to fight against fake data and visualizations – from the left and the right.

Upcoming Webinar - Using NVivo as a Research Tool

Thu, Sep 07, 2017

What to learn how NVivo can assist with your research? Join in this webinar, Thursday 09/14/2017,  4:30PM-5:30PM (EST) to learn more!

Want more training? Don't forget Lynda.com.

Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Many locally offered data-related classes and trainings have finished up for the summer, but if you're still looking for more, don't forget that you have free access to Lynda.com with you Cornell NetID. They have courses on a variety of useful tools and platforms (R, Python, database management and software, Excel, Tableau and more), all broken down by topic into short snippets for easy viewing.

Intro to Data Management Workshop: July 10, 12-1pm

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Data Management: An Introductory Tour. Monday, July 10, 12-1pm in Mann Library's Stone Classroom.

Data Carpentry - June 14th and 15th

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Want to lean skills and tools to work more effectively with data? CSCU is offering a two-day workshop teaching best practices for working with data in spreadsheets, cleaning data in Open Refine and manipulataion, visualization and analysis in R and Python. Learn more and register at: https://cscu.cornell.edu/workshops/data_carpentry.php.

Need a DOI for your data?

Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Several publishers and funders now require or reccommend the use of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for publicly accessible data. Did you know that you can get these persistent identifiers with a submission to eCommons, the Cornell University Library's digital repository?

Amazon Web Services Training Session

Thu, Apr 06, 2017

Amazon Web Services will be hosting an on campus training session Research Immersion Day on April 27, 2017.

In this full-day workshop, you will learn the minimal amount of information you need to quickly get started using AWS for research computing, collaboration, and sharing data and tools.

North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference to be held at Cornell, April 5-7

Tue, Mar 07, 2017

The North American Data Documentation Initiative Conference (NADDI) is an opportunity for those using metadata standards and those interested in learning more to come together and learn from each other.

Coming Soon: RDMSG Information Sessions

Fri, Jan 06, 2017

Want to learn more about the RDMSG, funder sharing requirements, and support and services available at Cornell for managing your data?
Join us an one of our upcoming information sessions:

Workshop: High Performance Computing on Stampede2

Tue, Dec 13, 2016

A training workshop on using the Stampede 2 supercomputer, with Intel Knights Landing (KNL) processors, will be offered in January to the national research community by the Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC).

High Performance Computing on Stampede 2, with KNL
January 23, 2017
9 am to 5 pm EST

There is no fee to attend.

NIH Requests Information on Strategies for Data Management, Sharing, and Citation

Wed, Nov 16, 2016

The NIH has published a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts seeking public comments on strategies for data management, sharing, and citation by Dec. 29, 2016.
Points under consideration:

  1. how digital scientific data generated from NIH-funded research should be managed, and to the fullest extent possible, made publicly available; and, 
  2. how to set standards for citing shared data and software.

Data Curation Roundtable Event

Fri, Oct 14, 2016

Please consider attending an informal lunch with colleagues from across our campus to help identify which research data curation challenges are most pressing for you and how the library might help. Our goal is to provide researchers with an alternative to the ad-hoc and do-it-yourself methods for data archiving and preservation that will better support Cornell researchers when preparing their research data for deposit into data repositories.

Data Curation Roundtable: how to address the challenges of sharing, archiving and preserving research data

Upcoming Data and GIS workshops

Mon, Sep 26, 2016

The fall semester may be well underway, but there are still data-related training and workshop opportunities to take advantage of. Topics include data publishing, GIS, and working with Excel. For a complete list and registration information, please visit http://bit.ly/DataAndGIS

NASA Public Access Website and Portal

Thu, Aug 18, 2016

On Aug 16th, NASA updated a website that brings together information about various aspects of their plan for increased public access to research results.

Electronic Lab Notebook Trainings

Wed, Jul 27, 2016

Curious how you might be able to use an Electronic Lab Notebook to better manage your research notes, data, protocols and related documents? Come to an introductory training session to learn about LabArchives, the online electronic lab notebook service available for free for all Cornell faculty, staff and students.

BTI to host Galaxy Project Workshop

Tue, Jun 21, 2016

The Bioinformatics Practitioners Club and Boyce Thompson Institute are organizing a 1 day Galaxy workshop at Mann library on July 21st. Galaxy is an open source, web-based platform for data intensive biological research. Users without programming experience can easily specify parameters and run tools and workflows.

CSCU to host Data Carpentry Workshop

Fri, May 20, 2016

Want to know how to more effectively use spreadsheet programs, Open Refine, R, and SQL? Learn more at the Data Carpentry workshop June 13-14, hosted by the Cornell Statistical Consulting Unit. More information can be found at https://cscu.cornell.edu/workshops/data_carpentry.php.

 

RDSMG Now Offers Daily Office Hours

Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Unexpected data-related issues slowing you down? Come talk to one of the consultants! We now offer walk-in office hours, Monday - Friday 2-3pm (excluding holidays).

We're available to help in the Mann Library consultation area Monday, Tuesday and Friday, and in the Uris Library consultation room Wednesday and Thursday.

Data Management and Public Access Information Sessions

Mon, Feb 15, 2016

There are two upcoming information sessions that might be of interest:

Thursday, February 18, 2016. 9:30 – 10:30 AM. 247 Clark Hall. OSP Roundtable: Where’s my funding? A review of the NIH Public Access Policy requirement, and an update on emerging policies of other funders. More information at http://bit.ly/1ogYjhP.

Love Your Data Week

Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Research Data Management at Cornell - Information Sessions

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

Join us for an introduction to the Research Data Management Service Group and the services available to you at Cornell to help you manage your research data. We'll review funder requirements for proposal preparation and data sharing, and show you the basics of preparing a data management plan. Two sessions are being offered, no RSVP necessary:

Data Related Trainings at Cornell

Thu, Nov 05, 2015

There are a number of data-related training and workshop opportunities happening yet this fall at Cornell, on topics like data publishing, GIS, and working with Excel. For a complete list and information about registration, please visit http://eepurl.com/bDc5bv.

Cornell Geospatial Forum

Thu, Sep 17, 2015

The second annual Cornell Geospatial Forum, a one day gathering of faculty, staff, students, and community members to discuss geospatial science and technology research and extension at Cornell and the surrounding Ithaca community, will be held Tuesday October 13th, 2015.

LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook Training

Mon, Aug 17, 2015

The web-based LabArchives electronic lab notebook software allows faculty, researchers, TAs and students to store, organize, share and publish laboratory data. The session focuses on basics only and will help participants to get started with the product.  Tuesday, August 18th, 1-2 pm, 112 Mann Library. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is appreciated.

NOAA Releases Plan for Increasing Public Access to Research Results

Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its plan in response to the February 2013 OSTP public access to research results (PARR) memo. In addition to details about requirements for access to publications, the NOAA PARR plan specifies several "Grantee-Specific Tasks" to be implemented moving forward.

NSF Releases Public Access Plan

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

In response to the February 2013 OSTP access to results research memo, the National Science Foundation unveiled this week its Public Access Plan, Today's Data, Tomorrow's Discoveries.

Department of Defense Releases a Draft Plan for Public Access to Research Output

Wed, Mar 18, 2015

In February 2015, the Department of Defense released a draft plan that addresses compliance with the 2013 Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) memorandum on providing greater public access to federally funded research. This document is a draft and will undergo a public comment period and further revisions, and Heather Joseph of SPARC notes that these policies may not be settled until 2016.

Five HHS Agencies Release Public Access Plans for Federally Funded Scientific Research

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The US Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) agencies released implementation plans (links above to plans) on February 27, 2015. The plans cover both scientific publications and digitally formatted data, with respective discovery and access points in PubMed Central and eventually healthdata.gov. To read a short synopsis of the HHS plans that includes embargo publication periods and DMP template development, go to Prue Adler's Association of Research Libraries news release from March 5, 2015.​

NASA's Releases Public Access Plan For Increasing Access to the Results of Scientific Research

Fri, Feb 13, 2015

In January of 2013, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” which directed all agencies with greater than $100 million in annual research and development expenditures to prepare a plan for improving the public’s access to the results of federally funded research. Highlights of the plan “to ensure public access to publications and digital data sets arising from National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) research, development, and technology (RD&T) programs” are below.

Information Sessions on Data Management Planning and the RDMSG

Mon, Jan 05, 2015

Join us for an informational session on data management planning for proposal submission, and an introduction to the services available to help you carry out those plans. We'll talk about current requirements of a few research funding agencies, some general best practices to keep in mind, and resources available to you at Cornell to assist you with these and other data management needs. Two sessions are being offered, with no RSVP required:

  • Wednesday January 14th, noon to 1pm, 160 Mann Library
  • Tuesday February 3rd, noon to 1pm, 701 Clark Hall

 

 

NIH Genomic Data Sharing Policy Reminder

Thu, Dec 04, 2014

The NIH released a reminder notice that all proposals submitted on and after January 25, 2015 will be required to follow the new Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy guidelines. This includes the expectation that a genomic data sharing plan will be included as part of the grant application.

Cornell to develop cloud training for U.S. research community

Wed, Nov 26, 2014

The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) announced that as a collaborator on the NSF-funded Jetstream program it will be responsible for developing cloud computing training for the U.S. research community. Jetstream--led by Indiana University's Pervasive Technology Institute--will add cloud-based computation to the national cyberinfrastructure.

Data Management in Excel 2013: Using Pivot Tables

Wed, Oct 29, 2014

Tuesday, Nov 4, 2014 12:00-1:30, Stone Classroom, Mann Library. Sometimes it is difficult to analyze all of the information in your Microsoft Excel worksheet. PivotTables can help make your worksheets more manageable by summarizing data and allowing you to manipulate it in different ways.

OSP Roundtable: Data Management for Proposal Submission

Mon, Sep 15, 2014

September 18, 2014, 9:30-10:30 am, 247 Clark Hall. Join us to learn what you need to know about preparing a data management plan for a federal agency proposal submission, and what services are here on campus to help you. More information about the session is at: http://www.osp.cornell.edu/Announcements/Sept-2014-Roundtable.pdf.

Data Management Workshop Series

Thu, Sep 11, 2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) requires a data management plan with all grant applications, and growing numbers of funders and publishers have data sharing requirements. Data management is equally important for the individual researcher or student trying to document, organize and evaluate empirical information.

NIH Releases Genomic Data Sharing Policy

Fri, Aug 29, 2014

(August 27, 2014) The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has released its final Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy. Effective January 25, 2015, the policy applies to research that generates large-scale genomic data, and sets the expectation that investigators provide basic plans for compliance with GDS policy at the point of proposal submission. Timelines, data submission expectations and appropriate repositories, as well as details about exceptions, re-use, and other intellectual property issues can be found at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-14-124.html.

ELN Training: Learn to use LabArchives

Thu, Aug 07, 2014

Curious how you might be able to use an Electronic Lab Notebook to better manage your research notes, data, protocols and related documents? Come to an introductory training session to learn about Lab Archives, the online electronic lab notebook service available to use for free for all Cornell faculty, staff and students.

US Department of Energy's Statement on Digital Data Management

Mon, Jul 28, 2014

As one of the US federal agencies subject to the OSTP memo of February 2013, the Department of Energy today released its Statement on Digital Data Management.

Office of Sponsored Programs Roundtable Series - July 2014

Tue, Jul 08, 2014

July's OSP Roundtable Series event will be happening Wednesday July 17th, from 9:30 - 10:30 am in 226 Weill Hall. The topic this month is: "Where's my funding: Common pitfalls in meeting the NIH Public Access Policy requirement", and presenters will be Sarah Young (Health Sciences & Policy Librarian, Mann Library), Linda Griswold (Grant & Contract Officer, OSP) and Tammy Cusker (Grant & Contract Officer & eRA Specialist). More information can be found at: http://www.osp.cornell.edu/Announcements/July-2014-Roundtable.pdf.

Data Seal of Approval granted to CISER’s research Data Archive

Thu, May 22, 2014

The Data Seal of Approval has been granted to CISER’s research Data Archive. This achievement shows that the archive has met a set of guidelines and requirements related to discoverability, access, usability, reliability, identification and more.

Office of Sponsored Programs Roundtable Series

Tue, May 13, 2014

Cornell's Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) is pleased to again offer their OSP Research Roundtables series. Open to everyone, sessions will cover various research administration topics, such as the Subaward Process, Using the Sponsored Projects Portal, Working with Foundations, Export Controls and more.

OSTP progress on increasing public access to research results

Mon, Apr 07, 2014

The Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) issued a memo (24 Mar 2014) to update the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on progress of federal agencies in development and implementation of policies to increase public access to federally funded scientific research results .

OSTP memo on scientific collections

Mon, Mar 24, 2014

The Office of Science Technology and Policy (OSTP) has issued a memo to promote stewardship of and access to scientific collections. Agencies that own or support permanent scientific collections are directed to draft a collections access and management policy within six months.

Updated publisher data policies at PLOS and AGU

Wed, Mar 05, 2014

As of March 3, 2014, the PLOS journal policy requires "authors to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction, with rare exception".

RDMSG Information Sessions

Wed, Jan 08, 2014

Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session offered by the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG). Staff from the RDMSG will discuss the National Science Foundation's (NSF) policy requiring a data management plan with all grant proposals, review the requirements and describe how researchers can obtain assistance to create data management plans. We will also discuss the wide range of other data management services available through the RDMSG and answer questions.

Mann library offering data management workshops

Mon, Sep 09, 2013

Mann library is offering a series of workshops on data-related topics this fall. Workshops include:

OSTP Information on Open Government Data

Thu, Aug 22, 2013

The Office of Science and Technology Policy has released more information regarding "Progress Toward Opening Government Data Resources"

Electronic Lab Notebooks - From Pilot Program to Site License

Wed, Jul 10, 2013

Academic Technologies and the Cornell University Library are pleased to announce that the Electronic Lab Notebook pilot run earlier this year has ended with an institutional site license agreement, assuring Cornell users long-term access to the LabArchives software.

eScience and Chemistry: Seminar by Antony Williams of the Royal Society of Chemistry

Thu, May 02, 2013

The Physical Sciences Library invites you to:

eScience at the Royal Society of Chemistry: Current Initiatives
Antony Williams, Vice President of Strategic Development and Head of Cheminformatics, RSC
Tuesday May 14, 102 Mann Library
9am-10am, discussion following until 10:30am

NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences updates its information on data management plans

Thu, May 02, 2013

The NSF Directorate for Biological Sciences updated data management plan requirements earlier this year. Specific changes include:

Need help? Check the Calendar for Walk-in Consultation Opportunities

Fri, Mar 01, 2013

The Research Data Management Service Group (RMDSG) is pleased to announce that consultants are available for walk-in consultations at various locations across campus, including Mann Library, Space Sciences Building, Carpenter Hall, and Malott Hall.

Office of Science and Technology Policy Announces Open Access Requirement for Publications and Data

Mon, Feb 25, 2013

The White House announced on February 22 that all federal agencies with research and development budgets of $100 million or more will be required to develop policies to provide open access to publications and data resulting from the research they fund.

Electronic Lab Notebook Pilot

Wed, Feb 20, 2013

Academic Technologies and the Cornell University Library are engaging in a joint pilot program to determine the feasibility of offering a campus-wide Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) service. The pilot, which began in January and runs through the end of June 2013, involves ELN use in research and classroom labs.

Electronic Lab Notebook Demonstration and Q&A

Wed, Feb 06, 2013

Academic Technologies and the Cornell University Library are currently engaged in a joint pilot program to determine the feasibility of offering a campus-wide Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) service. The pilot, which began in January and runs through the end of June 2013, involves ELN use in research and classroom labs. LabArchives (labarchives.com) has been chosen as the ELN product to be used in this trial.

January Research Data Management Services Information Session for New Faculty

Fri, Dec 14, 2012

Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session research data management services and data management planning.

Staff from the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) will review funder requirements, describe how researchers can obtain assistance from the RDMSG to create data management plans, and answer questions.

December Information sessions on NSF-required data management plans

Wed, Nov 14, 2012

Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) policy requiring a data management plan with all grant proposals. This policy went into effect January 18, 2011.

Changes to NSF Grant Proposal Guidelines Pertaining to Data and HPC

Fri, Oct 05, 2012

Some changes to NSF's Grant Proposal Guide (GPG) will take effect January 14, 2013. With respect to data, the important change is that biographical sketches for senior personnel, instead of listing up to five relevant publications and up to five additional publications, may now list products, not just publications.

October information sessions on NSF-required data management plans

Fri, Sep 14, 2012

Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) policy requiring a data management plan with all grant proposals.

Staff from the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) will review the requirements, describe how researchers can obtain assistance from the RDMSG to create data management plans, and answer questions.

Two sessions will be offered:

Training opportunities for fall

Tue, Sep 04, 2012

There are a number of data-related training opportunities available to Cornellians this fall:

Your chance to participate in the development of IT strategy at Cornell

Thu, Aug 23, 2012

We all depend on it - here's your chance to participate in an event aimed at faculty and IT staff to inform the future direction of information technology at Cornell. The morning will include keynote speakers and the afternoon will feature break out groups to discuss topics such as research computing, learning technologies, mobile technologies and more.

May information sessions on NSF-required data management plans

Thu, Mar 29, 2012

Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) policy requiring a data management plan with all grant proposals.

Staff from the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) will review the requirements, describe how researchers can obtain assistance from the RDMSG to create data management plans, and answer questions.

Two sessions will be offered:

October information sessions on NSF-required data management plans

Sat, Oct 01, 2011

Cornell faculty and staff are invited to attend an informational session on the National Science Foundation's (NSF) policy requiring a data management plan with all grant proposals. This policy went into effect January 18, 2011.

Updates on Data Management Plan requirements

Thu, Sep 01, 2011

NSF has been updating guidance on requirements for Data Management Plans (DMP) by directorate. These updates can be found on the NSF website at:

http://www.nsf.gov/bfa/dias/policy/dmp.jsp

May information sessions on NSF-required data management plans

Sun, May 01, 2011

The National Science Foundation's new policy requires a data management plan with all grant proposals beginning this year, 2011.

Staff from the Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) will be hosting an information session on the new requirement, answer questions and discuss how researchers can obtain assistance from the RDMSG to create data management plans.

Two information sessions will be offered in May:

January information sessions on NSF-required data management plans

Sat, Jan 01, 2011

January information sessions on NSF-required data management plans