2021-2022

Research Data Management

1. Set yourself up for research success: Manage your data like a pro, and get your own ORCiD profile

Synchronous Workshops | September 23, October 7, October 21, 2021
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Instructors: Jeffrey Demaine and Isaac Pratt

Your profile as a researcher is a story that you create, and you will need an online presence that is separate from popular social media. Learn how to distinguish yourself from other researchers by creating a free ORCiD account that will automatically showcase all your academic activities, ensuring that you get credit for your work. This is the book in which your research story will be written.

Set up your research project for success with good data management practices. Learn how to organize and document your data to save time and make your life easier. Follow a few simple tips to keep your data safe and securely store your research data so your thesis isn’t taken down by a hard drive failure. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


2. Best Practices for Managing Data in your Research

Presented in collaboration with DMDS
Synchronous Workshop | October 22, 2021
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Instructor: Isaac Pratt

In this introductory workshop, learn about research data management best practices and how investing a small amount of time in organizing your data now can save you a lot of time and prevent future headaches. We will go over best practices for data planning, storage, organization, preservation, and sharing. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


3. Organize Your Research Projects with the Open Science Framework (OSF)

Synchronous Workshop | November 23, 2021
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Instructors: Katie Harding and Isaac Pratt

OSF is a free, open platform to support research and enable collaboration. Join us to learn more about this great platform and how you can use it to organize your research projects, build a space for your research group to work together, collaborate on files and protocols, and publish your research openly! This workshop consists of a synchronous workshop session, which will be recorded and shared publicly afterward. 


4. What You Need to Know about the Tri-Agency Research Data Management Policy

Synchronous Information Session | December 13, 2021
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Instructors: Jason Brodeur and Isaac Pratt

Are you a researcher who has received a Tri-Agency (CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC) grant? Do you plan to apply for a Tri-Agency grant in the future? Join this session to learn more about the new Tri-Agency Research Data Management policy, what it means for you as a researcher, and the services McMaster provides to help you meet the new requirements. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


5. Best Practices for Managing Data in your Research

Synchronous Workshop | January 26, 2022
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Instructor: Isaac Pratt

In this introductory workshop, learn about research data management best practices and how investing a small amount of time in organizing your data now can save you a lot of time and prevent future headaches. Join Isaac Pratt (Research Data Management Specialist) and learn about best practices for data planning, storage, organization, preservation, and sharing. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


6. Depositing & Sharing Data Online with McMaster Dataverse

Synchronous Workshop | February 15, 2022
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Instructor: Isaac Pratt

Are you thinking of sharing your data for re-use by other researchers? Have you been asked to share your data by a journal or funder? Are you worried about the long-term accessibility of your data? Join Isaac Pratt (Research Data Management Specialist) for this workshop on how to deposit your data on McMaster Dataverse for archival, preservation, and sharing. Learn more about how openly sharing data can benefit you and the research community, and how online repositories are helping to improve the availability of research data. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


7. Data Privacy Best Practices

Synchronous Workshop | March 10, 2022
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Instructor: Trudi Wright, with a Q&A facilitated by Isaac Pratt

The Privacy Office joins the Sherman Centre RDM Webinar Series to discuss data privacy best practices, including considerations for collecting, using and sharing personal information. We will also discuss the privacy impact assessment process, determining appropriate data storage and analyzing vendor solutions. This session will be recorded and made available openly.


7. Securely Managing and Publishing Sensitive Data

Format to be determined | May 2022
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Instructor: Isaac Pratt

Are you working with environmental, commercial, health, personal, or other sensitive data? Are you unsure whether your data is sensitive and unclear on what you need your responsibilities are for managing it? In this workshop, we’ll discuss the foundations of working with sensitive data including how to protect your data, your participants, and yourself. We’ll take about how and when to de-identify sensitive data, and how to publish it. This session will be recorded and made available openly.