Make your data count

Things to do with data – a series of lunchtime talks

During Trinity term we are running a series of talks relating to research data management entitled ‘Things to do with Data’.

Your research involves collecting data – maybe from experiments, or surveys, or information plucked from ancient texts – but what do you do with it? How do you organize it, analyse it, visualize it, share it with colleagues, ensure that it’s kept safe, preserve it so that others may find and use it in future, perhaps in ways that you never imagined when you first collected it? These are the issues we’ll be looking at over Trinity Term 2014 in the new ‘Things to do with data’ series of lunchtime talks.

This series looks at some of the interesting things that researchers do with their data to unlock its potential and realize its value. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, these talks are intended to inspire whilst also considering the practical requirements of research funders and the issues surrounding data sharing.

Please note that this series of talks is aimed at research staff and postgraduate researchers.

The programme is as follows:

30th AprilHub : live data management in lab-based research (David Wallom, OeRC)

14th MayHow to do something with data in the ARC (Andy Richards, Advanced Research Computing, IT Services)

21st MaySecuring documents and data in the cloud (Tom Ansty, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine)

28th MayResources for research data managers (Meriel Patrick, IT Services)

4th JuneCiting and archiving  your research data using ORA-Data (Sally Rumsey, Bodleian Libraries)

11th JuneCreate and publish reusable data in the life sciences (Susanna-Assunta Sansone, OeRC)

25th JuneAccessing biological information in research (Stephen Taylor, Computational Biology Research Group)

The talks will be hosted by the Research Support team and the IT Learning Programme, and will be held at IT Services in the 13 Banbury Road building.

All talks begin at 12:30 and conclude at 1:30.

We hope to see lots of you there!