Organize Your Data: Files and Spreadsheets

Data organization refers to classifying and organizing data sets to make them more useful. Once you create, gather, or start manipulating data and files, they can quickly become disorganized. To […]

Data Documentation: Writing Better READMEs

To ensure that you understand your own data and to enable others to find, use and properly cite your data, it helps to create README files with ‘documentation’ or ‘metadata’ about […]

Don't Leave Yet! Research Data Offboarding

When employees leave, they take their skills and institutional knowledge with them. It is important to record essential informative information related to projects and datasets to ensure the success of future […]

Where Should I Put My Data? Understanding Data Storage at HMS

TMEC 328

As research grows increasingly more complex, arrangements for data storage and transmission of research data require continuous review and modification. Data storage encompasses not only the specific location where data will be kept and managed, but also aspects of data privacy, data security, data organization, and eventual sharing or reuse. During this short training seminar, […]

DMPTool: One-Stop-Shop for Data Management Plans

A 2-page Data Management Plan (DMP) is now required as part of the new NIH Data Management & Sharing Policy. Data management planning is important for funding, but it also sets you up for success with best practices. The DMPTool is web-based and provides basic templates that can help you construct data management plans. The […]

Closing Out Your Research: Data Transfer

Knowledge transfer refers to sharing or disseminating knowledge and providing inputs to problem-solving. When employees leave, they take their skills and institutional knowledge with them. Capturing their knowledge and research outputs is essential to the success of future users. This session will present the knowledge transfer process and what to document at the point of employee offboarding. We […]