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  • LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN): Introduction to Professional Edition

    Demonstration of the LabArchives Professional Edition Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN).

    A wide range of resources for perspective electronic lab notebook (ELN) users can be found on the Gurdon Institute website at https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/institute-life/computing/elnguidance. The site includes:

    • What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?
    • A note about DIY documentation systems
    • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) vs Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Disengagement - what if I want to change systems?
    • Which ELN would be best for me/my group?
    • Evaluating the product
    • Some current ELN products (suitability, platform, storage, and other details)
  • sciNote Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Features Walkthrough

    sciNote electronic lab notebook enables you to organize your scientific data in a systematic way, which you can quickly find or cluster it together within a report. Every scientist has their own unique way of writing things down in the notebook and sciNote allows this necessary flexibility. In this video, we will walk you through main sciNote functionalities, from experiment design to creating a report.

    A wide range of resources for perspective electronic lab notebook (ELN) users can be found on the Gurdon Institute website at https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/institute-life/computing/elnguidance. The site includes:

    • What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?
    • A note about DIY documentation systems
    • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) vs Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Disengagement - what if I want to change systems?
    • Which ELN would be best for me/my group?
    • Evaluating the product
    • Some current ELN products (suitability, platform, storage, and other details)
  • Using LabArchives Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) in Your Lab

    LabArchives® is the leading secure and intuitive cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) application enabling researchers to easily create, store, share and manage their research data. Far more than an “ELN”, LabArchives provides a flexible, extensible platform that can be easily customized to match your lab's workflow providing benefits to Principal Investigators, lab managers, staff, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

    LabArchives ELN benefits and features:

    • Monitor, engage, and evaluate your teams' lab work
    • Notebook user access can be managed to allow access rights to certain notebooks, pages and/or entries
    • Interconnect all your lab data and image files to your observations and notes
    • Create and adhere to funding agency data management plans which require data sharing (via public URL or DOI)
    • Easily import and access digital experimental data captured from original lab machines produced by hardware/software
    • Lab team can easily upload images and videos directly to their notebook while conducting lab experiments
    • Complete audit control - tracks and stores ALL revisions, by users, for every entry - NO entry can be deleted - Protect IP
    • Publish and share selected data or entire notebooks to specific individuals or the public

    More information about electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) can be found on the Gurdon Institute website at https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/institute-life/computing/elnguidance. The site includes:

    • What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?
    • A note about DIY documentation systems
    • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) vs Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Disengagement - what if I want to change systems?
    • Which ELN would be best for me/my group?
    • Evaluating the product
    • Some current ELN products (suitability, platform, storage, and other details)
  • Overview of RSpace Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) for Researchers

    A demonstration of RSpace, a software system for documenting your research work.

    More information about electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) can be found on the Gurdon Institute website at https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/institute-life/computing/elnguidance. The site includes:

    • What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?
    • A note about DIY documentation systems
    • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) vs Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Disengagement - what if I want to change systems?
    • Which ELN would be best for me/my group?
    • Evaluating the product
    • Some current ELN products (suitability, platform, storage, and other details)

     
     

  • Demonstration of the Open Science Framework (OSF) Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

    A demonstration of Open Science Framework's (OSF) Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). OSF's application is a free, open-source web tool designed to help researchers track, manage, store, and if they choose, share their entire research workflow. 
    A wide range of resources for perspective electronic lab notebook (ELN) users can be found on the Gurdon Institute website at https://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/institute-life/computing/elnguidance. The site includes:

    • What is an Electronic Lab Notebook, and why should I use one?
    • A note about DIY documentation systems
    • Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) vs Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Disengagement - what if I want to change systems?
    • Which ELN would be best for me/my group?
    • Evaluating the product
    • Some current ELN products (suitability, platform, storage, and other details)
  • Introduction to code versioning and collaboration with Git and GitHub: An EDI VTC Tutorial.

    This tutorial is an introduction to code versioning and collaboration with Git and GitHub.  Tutorial goals are to help you:  

    • Understand basic Git concepts and terminology.
    • Apply concepts as Git commands to track versioning of a developing file.
    • Create a GitHub repository and push local content to it.
    • Clone a GitHub repository to the local workspace to begin developing.
    • Inspire you to incorporate Git and GitHub into your workflow.


    There are a number of exercises within the tutorial to help you apply the concepts learned.  
    Follow up questions can be directed via email to:  o Colin Smith  (colin.smith@wisc.edu) AND Susanne Grossman-Clarke (grossmanclar@wisc.edu).

  • Transform and visualize data in R using the packages tidyr, dplyr and ggplot2: An EDI VTC Tutorial.

    The two tutorials, presented by Susanne Grossman-Clarke, demonstrate how to tidy data in R with the package “tidyr” and transform data using the package “dplyr”. The goal of those data transformations is to support data visualization with the package “ggplot2” for data analysis and scientific publications of which examples were shown.

  • Introduction to Research Data Management

    This slide presentation is part of a workshop presented at the Library of Birmingham, Birmingham U.K., and provides an introduction to the research data management landscape, data sharing, and data management planning.

    This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "Introduction to Research Data Management" (10:10) on the agenda.

  • How to Customise DMPonline

    This downloadable slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at the Stratford Library and Learning Centre in 2016, and discusses what to consider when customising the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) which is used to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. See instructions for downloading the slides below.  The presentation covers:

    • The concept of guidance by theme
    • An overview of options and follow-along demo
    • Adding templates
    • Adding guidance
    • Customising funder templates

    This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "How to customise DMPonline" (10:00) on the agenda. More information about the DMPonline tool can be found at:  http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline. 

  • Demonstration of Customising DMPonline

    This slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at the Stratford Library and Learning Centre, and provides a practical lab exercise for using the administrative interface to customise the DMPonline tool.  More information about the DMPonline tool can be found at:  http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline. 

  • Demonstration of DMPOnline (Data Management Planning Tool)

    Slide presentation demonstration of DMPOnline is part of a workshop offered at Riga Technical University, Riga giving an introduction to research data management for research support staff.  The slide presentation is designed to help research support staff help researchers create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.  The slides can be downloaded by going to item 12:15 on the agenda.  More information can be found about the DMPonline tool at:  http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline.

  • Introduction to Data Management Planning

    This slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at Riga Technical University, Riga, to research support staff as an introduction to research data managment.  The slide presentation introduces data management plans, which are often submitted as part of grant applications, but are useful whenever researchers are creating data.  See below for instructions on downloading the slides.  The presentation covers the following topics:

    • What is a data management plan (DMP)?
    • Reasons for developing a DMP
    • Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation program templates
    • DMP deliverables 
    • Key decisions in DMP development
    • Resources about the DMP review process
    • Example DMPs

    This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "Introduction to Data Management Planning" (11:45) on the agenda. 

  • Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC

    This course will provide learners with an introduction to research data management and sharing. After completing this course, learners will understand the diversity of data and their management needs across the research data lifecycle, be able to identify the components of good data management plans and be familiar with best practices for working with data including the organization, documentation, and storage and security of data. Learners will also understand the impetus and importance of archiving and sharing data as well as how to assess the trustworthiness of repositories.

    Note: The course is free to access. However, if you pay for the course, you will have access to all of the features and content you need to earn a Course Certificate from Coursera. If you complete the course successfully, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Coursera Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. Note that the Course Certificate does not represent official academic credit from the partner institution offering the course.
    Also, note that the course is offered on a regular basis. For information about the next enrollment, go to the provided URL.

     
  • Analyzing DMPs to Inform Research Data Services

    Presentation about lessons learned from the DART project, which developed an analytic rubric to standardize the review of data management plans as a means to inform targeted expansion or development of research data services at academic libraries. 
     
     

  • Data Sharing and Management Snafu in Three Short Acts

    A data management horror story by Karen Hanson, Alisa Surkis, and Karen Yacobucci. This is what shouldn't happen when a researcher makes a data sharing request! Topics include storage, documentation, and file formats.

  • What are Persistent Identifiers and Why are they Important? (Webinar)

    Are you intrigued, interested or simply a bit confused by persistent identifiers and would like to know more? Then this introductory level webinar is for you! The webinar will be especially interesting if you are working with digital archives and digital collections. You will get a clear understanding of what persistent identifiers are, why they are important and how trustworthy they are. We also discuss how you can determine the most appropriate identifier for your needs. Note that this is not a deeply technical webinar.

    Topics that will be covered include:

    - What are persistent identifiers?
    - The case for PIDs – knowing what’s what and who’s who
    - The data architecture of PIDs
    - What is social infrastructure and why is it important?
    - Review of current identifier systems
    - How to choose a PID System
    - Case studies in documents, data, video

    This is part 1 of a 3 part series.

    Copies of version 2 of the slides can be found at:  https://figshare.com/articles/Overview_of_PID_Systems_for_THOR_Webinar/5...
    Version 2 of the slides have the following DOI:  https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.5016803.v2 .

  • DCC Curation Webinar: Customising DMPonline

    Demonstration of DMPonline functionality, followed by a demonstration of how to customize DMPonline for your institution. ​DMPonline helps you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements.

  • DMPonline: Recent Updates and New Functionality

    This presentation covers updates and enhancements to the DMPonline  DMPonline helps you to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. Six areas are discussed:

    1. Usability improvements
    2. Lifecycle and review
    3. API for systems integration
    4. Institutional enhancements 
    5. Locale-aware support
    6. Maintenance
  • Modern Research Management Workshop

    Introduction to research data management (RDM). Topics include:

    • Data organization, storage, backup, security, and deposit 
    • Benefits of managing and sharing data
    • File formats
    • File naming
    • Data publishing
    • Data reuse
    • Open data
    • Sensitive data
    • Data management plans and the DMPonline tool
  • Tools for Version Control of Research Data

    Research data tend to change over time (get expanded, corrected, cleaned, etc.). Version control is the management of changes to data or documents. This talk addresses why version control is a crucial component of research data management and introduces software tools that are available for this purpose. ​This workshop was part of the Conference Connecting Data for Research held at VU University in Amsterdam.