Librarians Supporting Researchers - Managing Data While Working Remotely
How have librarians supported researchers with data management while working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic? Once institutions transitioned to remote work, data analysis and other data management tasks became more prominent tasks. Data librarians found new ways to assist their researchers while working remotely.
Julie Goldman - Data Management Online: The Great Data Cleanup Campaign Summer 2020
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, Countway Library services moved online. In April, we started weekly webinars to engage Harvard community members with data management. Over three months, over 550 people tuned in for a live session! We decided to continue webinars during the summer, and the “Great Data Cleanup Campaign” was created to support the community to go back to the basics while continuing to work at home, or revamp their skills when returning to the lab. This presentation will explore how these weekly data management online sessions have benefited participants across the university (and even internationally) during the work at home environment.
Tess Grynoch and Kimberly MacKenzie - Making the Most of your Time at Home: Helping Graduate Students and Researchers Stay Productive When Out of the Lab
When the Covid-19 quarantine began, research slowed and labs were shut down. For graduate students, nothing can be more stressful than being told they cannot continue with their research. What does a researcher do when they are stuck at home? As liaisons to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, we were able to provide our students with options for projects that could be performed from home, such as improving data management skills and citation management. In this seminar, we will present our “Making the Most of your Time at Home” Libguide, as well as discuss other data services provided by the library during quarantine and our plans for future virtual data management education.
Jennifer Chaput - Educating Undergraduate Health Researchers on Data Management
This lightning talk will describe modifying a data management basics workshop for undergraduate students in a summer health research program. When they were unable to do in-person lab research, the program was modified to include more online educational components. The library was asked to help on several different topics, including data management.
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