Scientists work with lots of data both big and small, and in many formats and systems. This workshop will introduce data management practices for scientists to consider and apply throughout the research lifecycle. Good data management practices pertaining to planning, organization, documentation, storage and backup, sharing, citation, and preservation will be presented through a sciences lens using discipline-based, concrete examples. While good general data management practices are relevant across disciplines, participants working specifically within the sciences are the intended audience for this workshop.
This workshop is eligible for 2 hours of RCR credits.
In response to a growing focus on the importance of reproducibility, replication, and transparency in the research endeavor, scholars are adapting their practices and learning new skills and tools. DVS is offering a workshop series that will introduce the concepts, practices and tools that will help increase the reproducibility of your work.
This workshop will introduce the Open Science Framework (OSF), which is a free, open source project management tool developed and maintained by the Center for Open Science. The OSF can help scholars manage their workflow, organize their materials, and share all or part of a project with the broader research community. This workshop will demonstrate some of the key functionalities of the tool including how to structure your materials, manage permissions, version content, integrate with third-party tools (such as Box, GitHub, or Mendeley), share materials, register projects, and track usage.
Join the Duke University Libraries for an informal lunchtime conversation with Bob Loomis, the legendary Random House editor and Duke alumnus (T ’49), as he discusses the lively literary culture on campus during his post-war undergraduate years.
Loomis’s fellow students included the award-winning authors William Styron, Guy Davenport, and New York Magazine founder Clay Felker. He was also a student of celebrated Duke English Professor William Blackburn.
Refreshments provided. Please register to help us estimate attendance.
Free and open to the public.
More about Bob Loomis:
- "Nurturer of Authors Is Closing the Book" (New York Times)
- "An Editor and a Gentleman" (Vanity Fair)
- "Great Editors Are Not an Endangered Species" (Atlantic Monthly)
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Are good intentions enough? Is service the best response? How prepared are you to make the changes you want to see in the world?
These are just a few of the questions we encourage students to consider throughout their community-engaged experiences. Join Leslie Parkins and Lindsey Miller from Duke’s Office of Civic Engagement for a modified version of the Foundations of Engagement student workshop, which explores issues around identity and positionality, power and partnerships and root causes from a faculty perspective.
Participants will come away with new questions to challenge students to think more deeply about community engagement and will learn how this offering can supplement curricular or co-curricular learning experiences.
Lunch will be provided.
In summer 2018, Duke students had the unique opportunity to participate in a new global education program in Berlin that combined academic study of the cultural and geopolitical implications of migration to Europe from the Middle East with an internship with Kiron Open Higher Education, an NGO that offers open access digital education to refugees. The program was led by Erdag Göknar, Associate Professor in Duke's Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program, and Banu Gökariksel, Associate Professor of Geography at UNC.
Göknar and Gökariksel will join Matthew Rascoff, who leads the Learning Innovation team that supported the design of this program, and students from the program, to discuss the value of being immersed both intellectually and professionally in the topic of migration and refugees in Europe.
Light refreshments will be provided.
R has become a popular and reproducible option for supporting spatial and statistical analysis. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to plot x/y coordinates; how to generate thematic chloropleths with US Census and other federal data; import shapefiles; and create interactive maps on the web.
Prerequisite: Intro to R. All attendees are expected to be basically familiar with R, R Studio, and the Tidyverse.