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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Special Events

Upcoming Special Events
Data Management and Sharing Practices for Federally Funded Research and Beyond
Date: February 2024 (date TBA)
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00p.m.
Location: Zoom (Virtual Workshop)
UT Libraries subject area liaison librarians and members of the Research Data Services team provide on-campus expertise in data management and sharing. In this session representatives from the UT Libraries will provide an introduction to data management planning, tips for data sharing considerations (including selecting a repository and sharing sensitive data), and an overview of the new data management requirements specified by federal research funding agencies like the NIH. Though this workshop will focus on research data management practices required by particular federal agencies, many of the principles of data management and sharing are applicable across funding agencies and we welcome you to join us regardless of funding source. The first half of the presentation will cover general data management best practices, and the second half will focus on addressing the specific data management and sharing requirements of federal research funding agencies.

Data & Donuts Workshops

Data & Donuts is a workshop series organized each semester by the UT Libraries Research Data Services team. Instructors from UT Libraries and partners across campus share expert advice, resources, and tools that will help you take good care of your data through all phases of the research lifecycle, from project planning to data preservation.

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Workshops on select Fridays from 12 to 1:15pm
Please consider attending the upcoming workshops below. If you are interested in presentation slides, Zoom recordings, and other materials from past events you can access these resources at
Spring 2024
Open source data analysis and visualization with RDonuts will be provided!
Instructor: Alex Marden
Date: 1/26/2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:15p.m.
Location: PCL Scholars Lab Data Lab
& Zoom (Virtual Workshop)
Watch: Zoom Recording
Downloads: Presentation Slides
Downloads: Colab Notebook
Downloads: RMD file
R is a powerful statistical computing and graphics software that is open source and widely popular—particularly in academia. In this workshop we will cover how to use the R scripting language to construct workflows for reproducible, publication ready analyses and graphics. This workshop is being presented in collaboration with the UT Open Source Program Office (UT-OSPO)
Research Data Management Best PracticesDonuts will be provided!
Instructor: Michael Shensky
Date: 2/16/2024 (Fri.)
Time: 12:00 - 1:15p.m.
Location: PCL Scholars Lab Data Lab
& Zoom (Virtual Workshop)
Watch: Zoom Recording
Downloads: Presentation Slides
This workshop will go over helpful strategies and techniques for effective research data management in all stages of the research lifecycle, from the drafting of comprehensive data management plans to successful publication of research data. Join this session to learn how to overcome data management challenges and stay in compliance with research data management regulations.
Discovering and Utilizing Data From Research Databases
Instructors: Meryl Brodsky &
Michael Shensky
Date: 3/1/2024 (Fri.)
Time: 12:00 - 1:15p.m.
Location: Zoom
Watch: Zoom Recording
Download: Presentation Slides (1)
Download: Presentation Slides (2)
This workshop will demonstrate how to search for datasets in different research databases that are available through UT Libraries subscriptions. In this session you will have the opportunity to get hands on experience utilizing the interfaces of databases like ICPSR (Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) Data Archive to query and download datasets for use in research.

Special Events

The Research Data Services team occasionally hosts workshops and other learning opportunities as part of special events organized for the campus community. The workshops that are hosted as part of special events can vary greatly depending on the nature of the event. Please check below for learning opportunities organized by the RDS team for upcoming special events.

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