Data & Donuts

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  • Spring Semester 2024 | Thursdays 9:30-10:30am | Mann Library Rm 100
  • For all levels and disciplines; attend all or a few.
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Become a better data steward with Cornell Data Services! Join us for a weekly informal discussion series to work our way through the data lifecycle over donuts. From the planning stages of a research project, through closeout and data archiving, we will discuss best practices and point to resources on campus and beyond. There will be time for open conversation, questions, skill-building, and troubleshooting. For all levels and disciplines! Bring your own beverage for donut dunking.


Jan 11 | Writing a data management (and sharing) plan

Jan 18 | Funder Data Requirements

Jan 25| Use the DMPTool to create customized data management plans

Storing and Managing

Feb 1 | Data Storage and Backup

Feb 8 | Data Citation

Feb 15 | File management

Feb 29 | Metadata and describing data


Mar 7 | Preparing FAIR data for reuse and reproducibility

Mar 14 | Guide to writing “readme” style metadata

Mar 21 | Introduction to intellectual property rights in data management

Mar 28 | eCommons meets federal data sharing requirements

Archiving and Preserving

Apr 11 | Sharing and archiving data

Apr 18 | File formats for preservation

Apr 25 | Data curation services

May 2 | Preparing tabular data for description and archiving

Sponsored by Cornell Data Services and Cornell University Library’s Research Data and Open Scholarship group.