In-Person Workshops

  • Best Practices for Research Data Management and Sharing

    Effective data management can increase the pace of the research process, contribute to the soundness of research results, and meet funding agency requirements by making research data easy to share. Join us for an overview of best practices including backup procedures, tips on effective file names, data security and access controls, and data documentation/metadata. This seminar is for faculty, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students from all disciplines. This course does not focus on creating or using any particular data collection or analysis tool (e.g. REDCap, SPSS), but discusses data management at a general level.

  • De-identifying Human Subjects Data for Sharing

    With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Services for an overview of techniques for assessing disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping identifier data secure during and after projects. <Handout>

  • Introduction to the Open Science Framework

    Collaboration among researchers can be difficult in many ways. So too is the management of all the materials and documentation that go along with it. In this session we introduce a helpful platform designed to ease the difficulties of managing and sharing data and research products. The Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free, open source, online research project management platform where you can create a personal JHU affiliated account, manage multiple projects, and collaborate or share with other researchers when you are ready to do so. It has the capability of connecting to services you may already use for research including JHBox storage, or other 3rd party services such as Google Drive, Github, and Mendeley, to name a few. Over the hour we will tell you more about the OSF, how you can get started, explain basic concepts of the interface, and share some interesting examples of ways other researchers are using the OSF. You can find more information about OSF services on our website and you may also want to take a look at our Lab Organization Template and Electronic Lab Notebook Template to get an idea of how one might use the OSF. We hope that you can join us!

Nov
10
Tue
(Webinar) De-identifying Human Subjects Data for Sharing
Nov 10 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Note: Please register here first and your instructor will contact you with a Zoom link to access this webinar.

With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Services for an overview of techniques for assessing research subject’s privacy disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping data with identifiers secure during and after projects. <Overview><Register here>

Online Training

  • Planning for Software Reproducibility and Reuse

    This session helps make your research more efficient and impactful by presenting best practices for creating understandable, reproducible, reusable, and citable software and scripts. Additional topics include intellectual property considerations and ensuring long-term accessibility of code.

    Contains 6 sub-modules, 22 mins in total. Delivered via interactive slideshow.

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  • Preparing Data Management Plans

    Grant proposals for a growing number of funders require data management plans, including the National Science Foundation. Developing a competitive data management plan requires understanding and effectively addressing the many aspects of research data management that funders and reviewers emphasize (e.g., plans for research data security, sharing, and documentation). Join Data Services for a training session on preparing data management plans. During this one-hour workshop, we will cover the research data questions one should answer in creating an effective, competitive plan. Participants will have an opportunity to ask data management and planning questions specific to their research.

    Contains 10 modules, 60 mins in total. Delivered via Blackboard.
    Download the DMP Questionnaire first before you begin this course.

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  • Effectively Managing and Sharing Research Data in Spreadsheets

    Regardless of discipline studied or methods used, it is likely that researchers use some sort of spreadsheet application (e.g. Excel) to investigate, manipulate, or share research data. Though easy to exchange with other researchers, difficulties can arise when using other researchers’ spreadsheet data when sharing and preservation are not adequately considered.

    Join Data Services for a free session on Effectively Managing and Sharing Research Data in Spreadsheets. During this one hour session we will cover spreadsheet practices that can a) increase the possibility research data contained in spreadsheets can be re-used by others (and you) in the future, and b) help to reduce the chance of error when using spreadsheets for data acquisition.

    Contains 8 modules, with 60 mins lectures and 60 mins demos. Delivered via Blackboard.

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  • De-identifying Human Subjects Data for Sharing

    With researchers increasingly encouraged or required to share their data, preparing to share datasets with confidential identifiers of people and organizations is particularly challenging. Join JHU Data Management Services for an overview of techniques for assessing disclosure risk and hiding personal identifiers and Protected Health Information in quantitative and qualitative data, in compliance with IRB and HIPAA guidance. We also discuss preparing consent forms that facilitate data sharing, and keeping identifier data secure during and after projects.

    Videos

    ICTR Data Mangers Interest Group: Panel on De-identified and Limited Datasets (12/1/2017)

    ICTR Data Managers Interest Group: Panel on De-identification Part 2: De-identification of Media (Images, Audio/Video, and Text) (2/23/2018)

Past Workshops

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  • Preparing Your Research Data for Re-use Workshop

    How can you organize, document and package up your research data so that you or another researcher can make easy use of your data in the future? Perhaps you are finishing a research project and want to make the associated data usable going forward. Or perhaps after using data from someone else’s project, you vow not to let others be as frustrated when using your data!

    In either case this workshop is for you. This workshop gives researchers practical steps for preparing research data for re-use by themselves and others. Data Services will take researchers through several data preparation steps (e.g., data selection, organization, documentation, preservation), and introduce a spreadsheet tool that facilitates and documents those steps. Attendees can apply these steps for their own research project!