Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) for the Data Librarian
A 2-day workshop for data librarians and archivists involved in data management and researcher support.
Monday, November 12–Tuesday, November 13, 2012
University of Texas at Austin
Workshop Fee: $150
attendance is limited to 25 participants. Sold out!!! )
DDI is a metadata specification for the social and behavioral sciences. This workshop will focus on the use of DDI-Lifecycle by data librarians and archivists as a means of managing data deposited to their systems and supporting the use of DDI by their research community. The first day of the workshop will provide information in a lecture format providing an overview of the DDI model and its applications and identify specific structures within DDI that support data management, data discovery, data processing and study development. The goal is to provide a sense of the internal structure of DDI and how it relates to the data and metadata lifecycle of research data.
The second day will provide hands-on work with creating DDI content from the perspective of the librarian/archivist and from the perspective of the researcher. The first perspective focuses on transferring existing metadata into DDI and then leveraging the DDI structure to support data management and discovery. The second perspective focuses on the capture of metadata at the point of origin and use of managed metadata to support quality control and communication during the research process.
Who should attend? Data librarians and archivists involved in data management and researcher support. Social Science researchers interested in metadata and data curation.
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Questions? Contact Amy Rushing firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by the University of Texas Libraries and the UT Population Research Center
June 26, 2012
1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (CT)
J.J. Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78758
This class will be webcast.
This training provides an overview of the types of storage systems available in XSEDE, at the campus level, and from commercial providers, with some brief discussion of technical characteristics of the various systems and where they fit within research data workflows. Characteristics of interest to researchers focused on HPC or on data-driven computing will be discussed, as will issues related to transfer of data between systems, management of data across systems, and the overall life cycle of research data as it relates to the details of data architecture. The importance of understanding each storage system and data element within a dynamic ecosystem of data and services will be emphasized as a step towards understanding how to construct and execute research data management plans.
Databib is a registry of repositories for research data. It is a collaboration between Purdue and Penn State, and the registry describes and links to hundreds of data repositories. Some repositories accept data submissions in particular disciplines, so if you’re looking for an appropriate place for your data, Databib may help you find repositories in your field. More info on Databib at their website: http://databib.org
Thursday, March 29, 2012
JJ Pickle Research Campus
10100 Burnet Road
Austin, TX 78758
This class will be webcast.
New requirements from funding agencies, along with the increasing importance of digital data in the conduct of research, have lead to a new and unfamiliar component of proposal writing (and reviewing): the data management plan. This session, following on the Data Management Planning and Execution session offered earlier this year, focuses on the process of writing Data Management Plans, going beyond templates and formulas to present strategies for developing a plan for presentation to collaborators, reviewers, and institutions. We discuss the writing of a data management plan as a way to ease the achievement of research goals, and treat data as a critical component of optimal research outcomes. Topics covered will include the importance of disciplinary norms and community collections, data sharing, planning for provenance and other metadata, the relationship between data management and analysis and long-term preservation of your data.
Please submit any questions that you might have via the TACC Consulting System: http://portal.tacc.utexas.edu/consulting
We’ll be discussing funding agency requirements for data management plans and the resources available on campus for data management.
February 22, 2012
February 28, 2012
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If you would like to know more of the history behind Data Management at UT, read this article about the collaboration between TACC, ITS, and the UT Libraries.
The DMPTool is now available to the UT research community! Developed by the University of California Curation Center and a group of major research universities, the DMPTool is designed to help researchers:
- Create ready-to-use data managment plans for specific funding agencies
- Get step-by-step instructions and guidance for data management plans
- Learn about resources and services available at their home institution to fulfill the data management requirements of their grants
To access the DMPTool, visit https://dmp.cdlib.org/institutional_login and choose the “University of Texas at Austin” from the pull-down menu. From there you can login with your EID and password.