Training and Community

Training and Community

Training

Check out recordings and slides of past Research Data Management webinars here. You can watch webinars covering:

Best Practices for Managing Data in Your Research is now also available as an online asynchronous module with interactive quizzes which should take approximately 1-2 hours: https://scds.github.io/rdm-best-practices/ 

If there is a topic you'd be interested in learning more about, please get in touch with us at rdm@mcmaster.ca


Community of Practice

Our Community of Practice sessions runs every last Thursday of the month from 11AM - 12 PM throughout the Fall and Winter semesters. These monthly roundtables are a peer space to learn together about research data management as researchers and research support staff across all levels of expertise—to discuss examples and share challenges. 

Past topics have included Data Management Plans for individuals and groups, large research group data management, REDCap setup and streamlining, data sharing across disciplines, and more.

Learn more and join our community on Teams, add the event series to your calendar, or register for events at the link below. 


Data Management Plan (DMP) Boot Camp - Second Session

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Jun 10, 2024
1:00 pm TO 4:00 pm

This event is a second session by popular demand!

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Data Management Plans are both incredibly helpful research tools and increasingly required for grants but it can be hard to know how to complete a Data Management Plan if it’s your first time. If you're in the process of creating a DMP, either for a grant application or for your own research, join RDM Services for this afternoon session. By the end of the session, you’ll understand what the major components of a DMP are and walk away with a potentially completed plan for your own research!

This session is especially relevant if you’re in the beginning stages of a research project or streamlining best practices for your research team. Come on your own or bring your whole research group. This 3-hour session will briefly introduce the different sections of a DMP and all the important things to consider as you build it. The RDM services team will provide tailored guidance as you write your plan on site, and we'll have some light snacks and refreshments to keep you going. Come away with a clear path forward or even a finished DMP!

Let us know if you're solo or joining as a research team - we'll make sure you have space to work together.

Details: This in-person workshop will occur at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. The session will not be recorded.

Preliminary Work/Prerequisites: Consult with PIs, supervisors, or anyone else to ensure you have access to any data-related information (including ethics requirments) you need to actively work on a DMP.

Facilitator Bios: Isaac Pratt (he/him) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. A research scientist by training, he has a PhD in Anatomy & Cell Biology. He leverages nearly a decade of interdisciplinary research experience to help support students, staff, and faculty. His expertise lies in questions surrounding data storage, security, planning, archival, and sharing. Isaac also provides support and curation services for McMaster Dataverse. His other interests include reproducible research methods, open science, and data science. Email Isaac at pratti@mcmaster.ca.

Danica Evering (they/them) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. They hold expansive experience with research support, education, project management, advocacy, and knowledge translation; with fluency in social practice art, healthcare, community research, data, and systems development. Danica supports students, postdocs, faculty, and staff with RDM through the data lifecycle—Data Management Plans, storage and backup, data security, data sharing. With an MA in Media Studies from Concordia, they are interested in fostering RDM within curious scholars and disciplines. Email Danica at everingd@mcmaster.ca.

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Data Deposit Boot Camp

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Jun 18, 2024
1:00 pm TO 4:00 pm

Data deposit and data sharing are increasingly recognized as best practice to support open research, reproducibility, research integrity, collaboration, and more. Disciplines, funders, and journals are increasingly requiring researchers to share or deposit data. But how do you get your dataset ready for sharing? What's the best repository to share it in? If you have a dataset that's ready for deposit or that you'd like to get deposit ready, join RDM Services for this workshop.

By the end of this 3-hour session, you will be able to:

• Identify a target data repository

• Organize and create documentation for your dataset,

• Define your metadata, and

• (Potentially) begin the deposit process.

With light snacks and refreshments to sustain you and specialists on-hand to answer any questions, you'll end this session with ready-to-submit data...or submitted or even published data! Graduate Students who have finished their thesis work are encouraged to attend!

Details: This live, in-person workshop will take place at the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship. The session will not be recorded. 

Preliminary Work: If applicable, confirm with the appropriate Research Ethics Board (MREB or HIREB) that you have permission to share your dataset. If your dataset is associated with a publication, make sure you have the DOI, journal, and title. 

Facilitator Bios: Isaac Pratt (he/him) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. A research scientist by training, he has a PhD in Anatomy & Cell Biology. He leverages nearly a decade of interdisciplinary research experience to help support students, staff, and faculty. His expertise lies in questions surrounding data storage, security, planning, archival, and sharing. Isaac also provides support and curation services for McMaster Dataverse. His other interests include reproducible research methods, open science, and data science. Email Isaac at pratti@mcmaster.ca.

Danica Evering (they/them) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. They hold expansive experience with research support, education, project management, advocacy, and knowledge translation; with fluency in social practice art, healthcare, community research, data, and systems development. Danica supports students, postdocs, faculty, and staff with RDM through the data lifecycle—Data Management Plans, storage and backup, data security, data sharing. With an MA in Media Studies from Concordia, they are interested in fostering RDM within curious scholars and disciplines. Email Danica at everingd@mcmaster.ca.

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