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Endangered Data Week 2019 at CWML

February 6, 2019 - 8:28am by Sawyer Newman

February 25 - March 1

Endangered Data Week strives to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Learn about and register for this special programming through the Cushing Whitney Medical Library.

If you have any questions about Data Week at CWML, please email medicaldata@yale.edu.


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1. Research Data Management for the Health Sciences
Monday, February 25
10:00 am - 11:00 am TCC

Are you a modern researcher? The current capabilities for collecting and generating large data sets mean researchers need to know how to manage their data as a part of their research process. This workshop will overview research data and research data management while providing examples of strategies to keep data findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable (FAIR), and protected.


2. RSpace Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Demonstration

Monday, February 25
9:30 am - 10:30 am, and
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Anlyan Center TAC N203 Conference Room

Guest presenters: Rob Day (Director of Sales at RSpace) and Rory Macneil (CEO and Cofounder at RSpace)

The RSpace ELN is designed for labs that want to transition to a compliant and secure documentation platform, but need something that’s intuitive and easy to use.  Something that everyone can get started with quickly, and the PI can use to keep tabs on what’s happening in the lab.

Through the demo you will learn how to get started, see options for organizing your lab group, understand sharing and collaboration, be introduced to document and template creation, managing and annotating images, support for chemistry, and learn how to set up and take advantage of the many optional integrations like those with protocols.io, OneDrive and Google Drive.

RSpace has some powerful capabilities in the following areas:

  • Flexibility:  RSpace doesn’t force you into a limited number of restricted workflows; it gives you tools to enhance your existing workflows.
  • Traceability: Linking and unique IDs, added to powerful search capability, simplify finding data and documents and relations between them.
  • Connectivity: RSpace is interoperable with a wide range of general purpose and science-specific tools, including file storage apps OneDrive, Google Drive, Box and Dropbox, tools like protocols.io, Github and Slack, and data repositories like Figshare and Dataverse.  It’s easy to get data out of RSpace in a variety of formats, e.g. pdf, html and xml, so you’ll never be locked into RSpace.

If you have any questions before the class, please email medicaldata@yale.edu

3. Using Covidence to Improve your Systematic Review Workflow

Wednesday, February 27
9:30 - 10:30 am

Location: TCC

If you are a student, faculty, or researcher working on, or planning to work on a systematic review - this class is for you! From screening to data extraction, this online tool helps streamline the systematic review process. Come learn how Covidence can help you manage the large quantities of citation data data associated with conducting a systematic review.  


4. Data Analysis Using Qlucore Omics Explorer

Thursday, February 28
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: C-103

Qlucore tools enable researchers to quickly visualize, analyze and perform biological exploration (e.g. GSEA) on various data including RNAseq, microarrays, proteomics, miRNA, methylated DNA, metabolomics, lipidomics, mulitplex and FACS data, clinical data, biomarkers, etc.


If you have any questions about this class, please email Rolando Garcia-Milian at rolando.milian@yale.edu


5. Data Discussion: Touring the Cushing Center and the Cushing Tumor Registry

Thursday, February 28
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Meet in the lobby of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Lobby

“The brains are so cool!” All our visitors say that - but have you heard the story of how this collection came to be, and how researchers are still using these samples today? For Endangered Data Week, we’re offering this special tour exploring how Cushing Tumor Registry has survived a century, and still supports research today.

The Cushing Tumor Registry was endangered when researchers moved institutions, when key staffers retired or died, when funding streams dried up, and when environmental conditions threatened preservation. Could this happen to your project? Join Cushing Center Coordinator Terry Dagradi and Research and Education Librarian Kate Nyhan to discuss the continuing life of this extraordinary (and at one time, endangered) collection.


6. Introduction to R with Swirl

Friday, March 1
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: TCC

R is a powerful programming language that can be used for collecting, cleaning, manipulating, analysing, and visualizing your data. This class will show you how to use the Swirl package to help you teach yourself the basic functions of R. This workshop is designed for those who have never used R previously, and there will also be the opportunity to learn about more advanced tutorials and resources available to you at the end of the workshop.