Introduction to Data Management

Actively managing data throughout each phase of a research project can prevent data loss or version confusion, make it easier to understand data in the future, share data publicly, or share data with collaborators, and is vital for research transparency and reproducibility. In this session, you will be exposed to numerous data management practices including data management planning, documenting and organizing your data properly, storing and backing-up data, sharing and preserving data, and safeguarding sensitive data.

Briana Wham, who will be leading this presentation, is a Research Data Librarian with a focus on STEM disciplines in the Research Informatics and Publishing Department at the University Libraries. In this role, Briana conducts data management plan reviews and provides guidance, training, and consulting services for data management planning, active data management, reproducible research workflows using R, data visualization, data publication, as well as ORCiD integration and utility. Briana also works as one of the data curators for ScholarSphere, a Penn State institutional repository, and the Data Curation Network. Prior to joining Penn State University Libraries, Briana received her Ph.D. in Entomology from Penn State, where she studied aspects of ecology, evolution, and conservation of bee communities. Briana's interests include open science, museum collection digitization, and bee conservation.

Registration is required.

Co-sponsored with the University Libraries and, Career Services, and Office for Rsearch Protections.