Data Management

Love Your Data Week 2017 ~ Day 5: Rescuing Unloved Data

#LYD17 Message of the Day: “Data that is mobile, visible and well-loved stands a better chance of surviving” ~ Kurt Bollacker

Elizabeth Burakowski, Research Assistant Professor, Earth Systems Research Center & Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space 
Hannah Hamalainen, Assistant Professor, UNH Dimond Library & Geospatial Services Center

Love Your Data Week 2017 ~ Day 4: Finding the Right Data

#LYD17 Message of the Day: Need to find the right data? Have a clear question, locate quality data sources, and cite the dataset you use appropriately. 

Love Your Data 2017 ~ Day 3: Good Data Examples

#LYD17 Message of the Day: Good data are FAIR – Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable.   (On April 4, 2016, the UNH Research Office blog had a post on the FAIR Guiding Principles.)

Love Your Data Week 2017 ~ Day 2: Documenting, Describing, Defining

#LYD17 Message of the Day: Good documentation tells people they can trust your data by enabling validation, replication, and reuse.

Love Your Data Week 2017 ~ Day 1: Know Your Data Quality

#LYD17 Message of the Day: Data quality is the degree to which data meets the purposes and requirements of its use. Depending on the uses, good quality data may refer to complete, accurate, credible, consistent, or “good enough” data.

Good data quality needs to be planned for and managed throughout the data lifecycle.  Poor quality data can lead to incorrect analysis, misleading findings, and compromise the integrity of your research. 

Preparing to “Love Your Data” Next Week (February 13-17, 2017)

Love Your Data (LYD) week 2017 is right around the corner…actually it is next week, February 13-17, 2017.  In preparation, we will revisit posts on the UNH Research Office blog from the past two years related to research data management.

Mark Your Calendar!!! Love Your Data Week is February 13-17, 2017

Love Your Data week is right around the corner on February 13-17, 2017!  The purpose of the Love Your Data (LYD) campaign is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and campus-based research data services.

This year's theme is about data quality for researchers at any stage in their career.  Each day will have a message and activity to help drive the conversation. 

A New PLOS Ten Simple Rules Document about Data Management

In June 2016, this site featured a post on the PLOS “Ten Simple Rules” Collection.  Since then, there has been an addition to the collection; published on October 20, 2016, it is entitled, Ten Simple Rules for Digital Data Storage.

The FAIR Guiding Principles

Why is good data management important?  According to a recent article in Nature by Wilkinson et al., it is “…the key conduit leading to knowledge discovery and innovation, and to subsequent data and knowledge integration and reuse by the community after the data publication process.”    Wilkinson and his co-authors proceed in their article to describe “...four foundational principles ~ Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability ~ that serve to guide data producers and publishers as they navigate arou

What’s Data Got To Do With It?

On Tuesday, April 5, 2016, Jake Carlson will present a session about data literacy at 3pm in the UNH Dimond Library's 5th Floor Courtyard Reading Room, entitled, What's Data Got To Do With It?  Jake Carlson is the Research Data Services Manager at the University of Michigan Library. In this role, he explores the application of the theories, principles, and practices of library science to data management and curation issues.

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