Events

Software Carpentry boot camp

Software Carpentry Boot Camp, image by Amy Hodge

On January 27 and 28, 2014, Data Management Services hosted a Software Carpentry (SWC) boot camp for graduate students and post-docs in experimental physics and geophysics. These boot camps are designed to help attendees become more productive scientists by teaching them basic computing skills. If you are interested in a SWC boot camp for your students, please contact us at ask-data-services@lists.stanford.edu. We would love to talk with you!

Best practices for your research data workshop

Person practicing the violin, image by Flickr user Chronon6.97

If you do research, your data are your most important asset. Join Science Data Librarian Amy Hodge and learn practical information about best practices for your research data, including better ways to organize and name your files, why you should think about file formats, the value of versioning and documenting your files, how to keep your spreadsheets in tip-top shape, some freely-available (and easy to use) tools for describing your data, campus options for data storage and backup, and what to do with all your great data when you publish or leave your lab. You should expect to leave this session with some best practices you can implement right away, as well as others you can work toward implementing in the coming weeks or months!

 

This workshop is not currently scheduled. If you would like to schedule one of these workshops for your class, research group, etc., please contact Amy Hodge at amyhodge@stanford.edu.

Handouts and slides (with notes) from this workshop can be downloaded from the Coursework site. All files are in the Best Practices for Research Data folder. 

Learn more about best practices for your data and check out our managing data FAQ.

DMPTool: Craft a data management plan workshop

Data Management Planning Tool logo

Walk-through of the functions and features of the online Data Management Planning Tool, designed to assist researchers with composing data management plans for research grant applications for NSF, NIH, the Moore Foundation, IMLS, NOAA, and NEH Office of Digital Humanities. Appropriate for any faculty, post-docs, students, or research staff involved in writing a data management plan. Bring your laptop and follow along if you like!

This workshop is not currently scheduled. If you would like to schedule one of these workshops for your class, research group, etc., please contact Amy Hodge at amyhodge@stanford.edu.

Learn more about the data management planning tool and check out our data management plan FAQ.

Forum on the Future of Scientific Publishing

Panel discussion, photo by Paul Lim

In June 2013, Stanford Libraries co-sponsored this day-long forum event. You can read more about the event and download slides and video of speaker presentations.