Category Archives: Training

Data and Donuts!

Want to learn how to take better care of your research data? Love donuts? Join us on Friday afternoons this Spring for a bit of both! Research Data Services is hosting a special Workshops @ UT Libraries series aimed at promoting good data management practice throughout the research life cycle.

Fridays at 3pm this Spring. Locations vary.

Managing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice
Jessica Trelogan
February 3
PCL Learning Lab 2

Finding and Accessing Data Sources
Carolyn Cunningham
February 10
PCL Data Lab

Data and Copyright
Colleen Lyon
February 17
PCL Learning Lab 2

Data Storage and Backups
Porcia Vaughn with Jessica Trelogan
February 24
Life Sciences Library, Main 220E

Working with Data in Spreadsheets
Jessica Trelogan
March 3
PCL Data Lab

Big Data Basics/Intro to HPC
Siva Kulesekaran
March 10
PCL Learning Lab 2

Cleaning Data with OpenRefine
Jessica Trelogan
March 24
PCL Data Lab

Introduction to Data Visualization
Sarah Morris and Allyssa Guzman
March 31
PCL Learning Lab 2

Working with Geospatial Data
Jessica Trelogan
April 7
PCL Learning Lab 2

Sharing and Publishing Research Data
Jessica Trelogan
April 14
PCL Learning Lab 2

Web Mapping with Carto
Katherine Strickland
April 21
PCL Data Lab

Workshop: Managing Research Data

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Benson Latin American Collection 2nd Floor, SRH 1.208

Workshop on managing research data, led by Jessica Trelogan, from UT Libraries, with Susan Smythe Kung, from the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas.

Make data management a habit instead of a chore! This one-hour workshop will introduce basic data management concepts, offer tips for good practice, and share useful tools and resources available to all UT faculty, staff, and students.
While the session is specifically intended for students and faculty in the LLILAS program, researchers from any discipline are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Training Opportunity in R at TACC

Upcoming training opportunity for people interested in using R within the High Performance Computing environments available at TACC.

R HPC Training
September 30th, 2016 9am-3pm CT
Texas Advanced Computing Center
ACB 1.104
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd. Austin, TX 78758

This training is being offered to provide students information on R and its use here at TACC.

Preliminary Agenda:
Intro to R
Launch Rstudio using the TACC Vis Portal and perform some introductory exercises
R @ TACC
Parallel R
Wrap-up/Questions

This course is available to in-person and webcast participants. Local participants are strongly encouraged to attend in person. For more information and for access to register for this course, please visit the following link:
https://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/training#/user?training=upcoming 


DataQ is live

DataQ, a collaborative way to ask and answer questions about research data support in libraries, is now live. Library staff at universities and colleges may submit questions to the site. Those questions are reviewed by an editorial team and by project volunteers. Answers to the questions are then posted to the site so that everyone may benefit.

For more information, please visit the DataQ site: http://researchdataq.org/

Data Management @ UT informational session

Two Data Management @ UT informational sessions were held on February 19, 2014. The goal of the informational sessions was to inform grants administrators, researchers, faculty, and students about requirements and best practices for writing a data management plan, along with presenting resources available on campus for data management.

The PowerPoint slides from the presentation are available here.

TACC Training: Introduction to Scientific Visualization

TACC Training: Introduction to Scientific Visualization

February 7, 2013
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.900
10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758

This is an in-person class. There will be no webcast.

On Thursday, February 7, members of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Visualization and Data Analysis group will present the training session, Introduction to Scientific Visualization.

Users will receive instructions on the use of remote visualization software to visualize data sets generated on TACC compute systems. A review of the scientific visualization process will precede an overview of the visualization software available to TACC users, including the parallel visualization software VisIt and Paraview.  Labs will provide students with the opportunity to prepare data sets to be visualized using these applications. In addition, attendees will be introduced to the Longhorn visualization portal.

For a detailed agenda and registration, please visit the TACC Training page.

TACC Training: Using Corral for Research Data Management

TACC Training: Using Corral for Research Data Management

October 25, 2012
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
ROC 1.900
10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758

This class will be webcast.

Corral is the research data storage resource provided by TACC as part of the UT System Research Cyberinfrastructure initiative.

In this training, current and prospective users will receive a brief overview of the system followed by detailed discussion of some of the common usage modes, examples of how to perform tasks such as uploading data, changing access permissions, and using graphical client tools to manipulate data on Corral.

We will demonstrate both basic file system access and the iRODS data management system, which provides additional metadata management and data collections features for users with complex collections of data, and we will also discuss important topics such as open vs closed web access, sharing of data, and incorporation of Corral into data management plans for NSF and NIH.

The class will consist of a roughly 2-hour presentation and webcast, followed by an opportunity for one-on-one training and consultation with TACC staff.

Registration

TACC Training: Structured Data, Metadata and Provenance in the Context of Scientific Data Management Projects

August 23, 2012 (Thursday)
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (CT)
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road
ROC 1.469
Austin, TX 78758

This class will be webcast.

An essential component in a Data Management Plan, metadata, allows describing data from multiple perspectives and at different levels (i.e., individual data objects and collection levels), providing essential documentation for managing collections throughout their life cycle.   General and domain specific metadata standards will be reviewed, including those for the description, preservation, and provenance documentation of scientific data collections. Included in the workshop are methods and tools that aid in the identification and storage of metadata for collection access, interoperability, and analysis.  We will cover tools such as Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), XML and other structured file types, as well as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  The course will cover the tools’ basic use as well as addressing issues of schema design such as integrity and validation as well as import and export. To take better advantage of the workshop, have in mind a collection for which you need to develop metadata so you can apply the standards and issues that will be discussed.

Registration

Please submit any questions that you may have via the TACC consulting system: http://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting