This webinar was a part of the Data and Computation Science Series and one of five webinars focused on the Publishing Lifecycle of Data. It occurred on July 27, 2020, at 2:00 pm EDT.
Due to technical difficulties, the presentation starts at 8:47.
The presenter was Claudio Aspesi, Senior Research Analyst. He joined Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC, in 2004 covering European media stocks. Previously he was Global Senior Vice President of Strategy at EMI Music and was responsible for defining the company’s business model as the music industry entered the digital age. Before joining EMI Music in 2002, Mr. Aspesi was a member of the executive team at Airclic, an Internet infrastructure company, and prior to that a Principal at McKinsey and Co., working with many leading media and entertainment companies. Mr. Aspesi graduated with the highest honors from Universita Luigi Bocconi, Milan, with a Laurea in Economia Aziendale.
Session Description - Open data and metadata - opportunities, risks, and possible actions
Research data is at the core of what universities do. Its value to researchers is, of course, paramount - and open science offers significant benefits to the scientific community. But this data, and the attached metadata, are increasingly valuable for third parties as well. We will discuss how research data and metadata increasingly overlaps with all the other data produced by academic institutions, how it is becoming increasingly valuable outside the academic community, and how it could become even more valuable in the future. The collection, analysis, synthesis and preservation of data and metadata, however, pose significant issues as well; for example, data can and is being used to evaluate individuals (with the biases implicit in developing algorithms to analyze them). More broadly, the collection and analysis of data raises privacy and academic freedom concerns, and so does the lack of transparency and accountability of third party users. Ultimately, the deployment of data analytics and Artificial Intelligence tools should fit with the broader values of the academic community, such as equity and sustainability - whether it does so is controversial.
In addition to the need to establish principles for the use of data analytics and Artificial Intelligence, there are also significant ethical questions that need to be addressed, and that pose significant challenges, and there are questions about how to ensure the long term preservation of data and metadata.
We will close the presentation with a look at possible steps that the academic community ought to take to address all these issues. We hope that a discussion will follow, in order to address questions and issues, as well as to gather points of view from participants
This webinar was a part of the Data and Computation Science Series and one of five webinars focused on the Publishing Lifecycle of Data. It occurred on July 13, 2020, at 2:00 pm EDT.
Jeffrey Layne Blevins (PhD) - is Head of the Journalism Department at the University of Cincinnati and editor of Democratic Communiqué. His scholarly focus is the political economy of U.S. media industries, and his most research includes data visualizations of social media activity involving social justice issues and the spread of misinformation on Twitter. The Communiqué is the official publication of the Union for Democratic Communications
Victoria Carr (PhD) - Professor of Early Childhood Education/Human Development and Executive Director of the Arlitt Center for Education, Research, and Sustainability at the University of Cincinnati, conducts research related to play and learning environments, teacher pedagogies, and children’s experiences in nature. Her research on nature playscapes and STEM education has been supported by the US National Science Foundation. She serves as Co-Editor for Children, Youth & Environments, co-chair of the Leave No Child Inside Greater Cincinnati Collaborative, and as a Board of Directors member for Cincinnati Nature Center. She is an advocate for mindful, sustainable and child-friendly communities.
Theresa Culley (PhD) - is a Professor and Head of the Department of Biological Sciences. As a plant biologist, she co-founded and currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Applications in Plant Sciences, an online methods journal published by the Botanical Society of America in association with Wiley Publishing. The journal highlights novel methods in all areas of the plant sciences, serving established professionals as well as junior researchers around the world.
Steven Lange - Director, graduated from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Steve became our director in 2013. He has over 25 years of experience in the leather industry, including tannery, finishing, and automotive cutting/wrapping operations. In addition to continually growing our roster of clients, he has taught over 200 students in our various classes. His knowledge of leather testing procedures and processes is unrivaled. In his free time, he volunteers for the Leader Dogs for the Blind organization, is the editor of the JALCA (Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association) and enjoys spending time with his family and dogs.
Publications have long been the currency for academia. The first publication can be the hardest. And today’s scholarly articles are more than pdfs and can include multi-media supplemental materials including raw or additional data, videos, interactive maps, and other components of your scholarship process. In this one hour web session, UC faculty who are journal editors will discuss how to - dentify the right journal for your work - avoid predatory journals - maximize your research impact through altmetrics and data publishing - increase your understanding of the publishing process through opportunities such as being a guest editor on a special issue or serving as a reviewer. This event is free and open to all seeking to publish their scholarship and maximize its impact.
This webinar was a part of the Data and Computation Science Series and one of five webinars focused on the Publishing Lifecycle of Data. It occurred on June 29, 2020, at 1:00 pm EDT.
Presenter Bio: Geoffrey Pinski is the Assistant Vice President for Technology Transfer in the University of Cincinnati's Office of Innovation. Housed in UC's 1819 Innovation Hub, Geoffrey leads the team responsible for identifying and commercializing the research and innovations of UC’s faculty, staff, and students. Geoffrey rose through ranks, holding nearly every position along the way; starting first as an extern during law school. Under his leadership, the office has set records for invention disclosures, licenses, and startups. As the President of the Ohio Technology Transfer Officers Counsel, he helped develop the Ohio IP Promise; a promise by all 14 states and 2 of the private institutions in Ohio to provide a unified process for commercialization.
Session Description: Data is a loaded term - it covers everything from raw numbers to software code. Come learn more about the intersection of Intellectual Property and data; how to protect data, while sharing it; and how and when commercialization might be an avenue. And finally, learn what resources are available to help you navigate the waters of data and Intellectual Property.
There is both a ppt slide deck and a mp4 session.
This is a video recording of the RDAP webinar “Using APIs for Non-Programmers” held on April 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EST as part of the RDAP Town Hall “Ask Me Anything” series webinar.
Application programming interfaces -- "APIs" -- are a key way that systems make functionality and detailed information available. Long available only to software developers, modern APIs are quite accessible to the human user, even those with no programming skills!
This webinar will cover:
- why you might want to access APIs
- how to formulate API requests using a web browser
- how to do the same using other freely available tools
- how to interpret and work with responses
- how to translate API documentation to API requests
- examples of APIs drawn from repository, preprint, and identifier systems
- next steps to crawling information from APIs
The webinar is specifically targeted at those working in libraries and library-like settings, who may want or even need to access APIs, but who have no programming or command line experience.
Greg Janée is director of the Data Curation Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a certified Carpentry instructor. He's been a researcher and developer in the areas of digital libraries and digital preservation for over twenty years. As a software developer, most recently he was the principal developer of the California Digital Library's EZID persistent identifier service; earlier, he was the principal developer of UCSB's Alexandria Digital Library, Gazetteer Protocol, and related technologies
This video is the recording of the fourth webinar RDAP “Ask me Anything” town hall series entitled “Data Management for GIS projects”, held on February 26, 2020. It was jointly sponsored by RDAP and the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS). UCGIS was host this webinar.
Webinar Description: With federal and other funding agencies wanting to ensure long term access to research output, data management planning for GIS projects has great importance. This webinar shares insight on lessons learned through GIS projects and highlights best practices for different steps in project exploration and creation. Also in this webinar, a geology researcher using GIS techniques and collecting geospatial data will explain how she communicated her use of best practices through a data management plan for a successfully funded NSF grant. Attendees will understand the importance of well-written data management plans, how to put those plans into action through implementing data management planning and reproducible research best practices, and how library engagement can help with data management planning.
Presenters: Amy Koshoffer, University of Cincinnati; Jennifer Latessa, University of Cincinnati; and Paula Figueiredo, North Carolina State University
Slide deck is also included.
About UC–GIS: The University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) is a non-profit organization that creates and supports communities of practice for GIScience research, education, and policy endeavors in higher education and with allied institutions. We are the professional hub for the academic GIS community in the United States, with partnerships extending this capacity abroad.
This webinar was presented to the RDAP community on January 29, 2020 @ 1 pm EST. The goal of the webinar was to raise awareness of the special requirements of clinical data for data management.
Managing data has a number of common principles that get applied to each subject domain. As a result, it’s easy to start consideration of data with a disciplinary subject and data structure. But in the health sciences and medicine there is a key issue that has to be asked first: Is it clinical research data? Before delving into metadata standards, FAIR principles, or sharing, a health sciences data librarian often starts with the clinical/nonclinical distinction.
But what’s so special about clinical data? What do we even mean when we talk about clinical data? This session will introduce basic concepts in clinical data management, processes that are commonly used by researchers looking to do clinical data research. We will explore how a health sciences library can provide patron support on local infrastructure for accessing and using clinical data for research. We will also provide resources for further exploration by librarians and patrons.
Attendees will come away with:
(1) a better understanding of basic terminology and data workflows in clinical research data management;
(2) a sense of typical workflows that happen with the clinical research data lifecycle;
(3) an introduction to systems in clinical data collection and analysis, particularly REDCAP; and,
(4) at least one answer to the question of “What’s different about clinical?” When it comes to data.
Date: January 29, 2020 @ 1 pm EST
Nina Exner is the research data librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, serving both the medical and core campuses. Before joining VCU in 2017, she was a Researcher and Grant Support Services librarian, supporting all disciplines. She received her Master’s in Library Science in 1997 from North Carolina Central University and her Ph.D. in information science from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2019. ORCID 0000-0002-8746-8364
Christy E Navarro joined UC Davis in August of 2019 as Health Library Informaticist at Blaisdell Medical Library. Prior to that she designed privacy programs for large health systems in California, helped implement ecosystems of research data sharing, developed best practice guidelines in data management, and served as the resource of choice for privacy, data de-identification, and research data questions. She brings 20 years of expertise in healthcare informatics, health information exchange, process improvement, program design, population health improvement, human subject research and patient & consumer privacy. Christy has a Master of Science in Health Informatics from UC Davis Health and a Bachelor of Science in Business with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from CSU Sacramento.
Lori D Sloane has been working at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center since 1990. For the first 23 years, she has been the IT support for researchers on campus. Lori brought REDCap to the University of New Mexico as one of the first 13 sites to pilot this software. She transitioned into a Data Manager position for the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center seven years ago.