Our third specialized data curation workshop took place on November 5th and 6th of 2019 at Washington University in St. Louis. In attendance were twenty-eight professionals from twenty-five different institutions! Our instructors for the event included:
- Cynthia Hudson Vitale – Pennsylvania State University
- Lisa Johnston – University of Minnesota
- Jennifer Moore – Washington University in St.Louis
- Wendy Kozlowski – Cornell University
- Jake Carlson – University of Michigan
- Joel Herndon – Duke University
- Dave Fearon – Johns Hopkins University
Attendees were provided with instruction and hands-on activities that engaged their learning of techniques and considerations for curating research data.
Our breakout sessions included discussion of curating data for images, code, survey, geospatial and tabular data. We also had demonstrations of select curation tools and a lightning presentation that introduced key considerations for curating data involving human subjects.
Our workshops are an intense learning environment, but we still make time for fun and games! Our workshop reception was held at the historic Blueberry Hill restaurant where we enjoyed great food and drink as well as a few rounds of darts! You can see all of the tweets and photos from our event at #DCN_WU2019 on Twitter.
Workshop attendees also commit to working in self-selected groups to create new data curation primers on topics of their choice. Data curation primers are concise resources that gather expertise for a given software format or curation topic. Group collaboration occurs over a six-month period after the workshop with the assistance of an assigned mentor from the Data Curation Network. All primers are peer reviewed by members of the Data Curation Network and past workshop attendees.
Primer creation groups from the workshop at Washington University in St.Louis include:
- CDs/ISO images
- Darwin Core
- Social Media: Twitter
- Oral History
- Microsoft Access: focused topic, delves deeper into subject matter from an existing primer
- NVivo: focused topic, delves deeper into subject matter from an existing primer
- Neuroimaging data
The DCN workshops team will publish new data curation primers to our Github repository in December 2019. Please stay tuned for announcements of these upcoming data curation primers authored by groups from our second workshop at Johns Hopkins University, which occurred in April of 2019!