Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Day One of the Duke Research Computing Symposium

All Day: Data Visualization Showcase in the Edge

9:00 - 12:00 Data Science Sampler

Learn the latest tools and techniques for data science in our Data Science sampler featuring many new free services from Duke Libraries and Duke’s Office of Information Technology.

9:00 - 10:00   Steal this data: Using R and GitHub for Open, Collaborative Research
10:00 -11:00   Using R to orchestrate APIs for Academic Research
11:00 -12:00   Python for Data Science

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2:00 - 3:00 CLIR Fellow Presentations

Over the last five years, research data management increasingly plays an integral role in the research process as a growing number of funders and academic publishers require formal data sharing plans. As part of their Council of Library and Information Resources postdoctoral fellowships at Duke, Mara Sedlins and Ed Triplett have explored how Duke researchers have responded to these changes in both the Social Sciences and Visual Studies. In this session, they examine how these changes in data management have transformed research at Duke and how Duke researchers have responded to these changes.
Speakers: Mara Sedlins (CLIR Fellow for Data Curation in the Social Sciences), Ed Triplett (CLIR Fellow for Data Curation in Visual Studies)

3:00 - 3:45 Legal and publishing considerations for using, sharing, citing, and tracking impact of data sets ( Registration )

What are the legal and practical considerations of using other people’s data in your own work? How can you share your data and apply the right licenses so that it gets widespread attention?  Are there there ways to track and learn about what others are doing with your data? The session led by three experts on intellectual property and licensing from Duke University Libraries Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications explores the changing legal and publishing landscape surrounding research data in the academy. 
Speakers: Dave Hansen, Paolo Mangiafico, and Haley Walton (Duke University Libraries Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications)

3:45 - 4:15 Refreshments (Edge Lounge)

4:15 - 5:00 Publish, Preserve, and Prevail: New Research Data Management Staff and Services in Duke Libraries ( Registration )

With the generous support from the Office of Provost, Duke Libraries are happy to announce new staff and services designed to support Duke researchers with data driven research.  This talk introduces a new program at Duke designed to help faculty manage their data from creation to curation.
Speakers: Ginny Boyer (Enterprise Services & Portfolio Management), Joel Herndon (Data and Visualization Services), Tim McGeary (AUL, Information Technology Services), Will Sexton (Digital Production Initiatives)