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Libraries' presentations on preserving science research data

A few questions for faculty members and graduate students -

  • Does your research project involve creating research data?
  • Where is your data now? Is it on your local hard drive or server? Do you know how you want to describe your data and share it with others on the web?
  • Are there issues with your data, such as privacy concerns?
  • Do you have ancillary materials, such as lab notes, images, etc. that you also want to make available?
  • Would you like to link your publications to the data they are based on?

The new National Science Foundation data management plan requires a detailed plan for organizing research data and making it accessible. Across all disciplines, there is increased attention to the access and preservation of research data.

The Rutgers University Libraries, as part of its mission to support and advance the university's research agenda, can help you with solutions for your data plan and the ongoing management of your data. The Libraries are offering a presentation and discussion on developing a data management plan and using RUresearch, the emerging suite of RUcore tools and services, to support your research data.

Ryan Womack, Research Data Manager for RUcore, is offering presentations at different locations on the New Brunswick campus. The presentation will discuss:

  • Elements of the NSF Data Management Plan and resources to help with creating a plan.
  • RUresearch, the new research data service of RUcore, which provides sophisticated contextual presentation of research data and all associated documentation, software, media, and more
  • Services that the RUresearch Data Team can provide for any research project whether or not it is submitted to the NSF, including:
    • consulting on data management for your research,
    • creation of metadata (structured description of data content)
    • permanent data archiving
  • Presenting your data in a portal customized to your data and your research audience

The presentation will last 30 minutes, followed by a 30 minute Q&A period. Please come to discuss your specific data needs, and we can devise solutions together.

For a preview, see RUresearch at http://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/research

The presentation will be offered on the following dates and times:

College Ave:
Wednesday, March 2, 1-2 pm and repeating at 2:30-3:30 pm
Alexander Library, 4th floor lecture hall

Busch:
Wednesday, March 9, 1-2 pm and repeating at 2:30-3:30 pm
Busch Campus Center Room 122AB

Cook:
Tuesday, March 29, 1-2 pm and repeating at 2:30-3:30 pm
Cook Campus Center Room 202A

Can't make a meeting? Please contact Ryan and the RUresearch team at rucore_research@email.rutgers.edu

Meetings at Newark and Camden will be scheduled later in the spring. Time and place TBA.

RUResearch is a suite of services to help you organize your data and make it accessible. It is a new service of RUcore, the Rutgers Community Repository, which is hosted and managed by the Rutgers University Libraries for the benefit of Rutgers faculty and students. The RUresearch team includes experts in data management, data archiving, metadata and web portal development. The goal of RUresearch is to provide meaningful data support so that you can focus on the research itself.

Posted March 1, 2011