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Where's My Data?! File Organization for Research

Where's My Data?! File Organization for Research

This class is part of the Research Data Management Seminar Series

Most of the raw and analyzed data we generate in the lab exists as digital files. Organizing your data in a way that preserves essential research information and ensures long-term value is critical. One of the important components of successful research data management is to establish a filing (or directory) structure for your records. Filing structures enable research processes to be more transparent, make it easier for investigators to determine where files should be saved, and ultimately make retrieval and archiving more efficient.

Through a slide presentation and an interactive exercise, this session will introduce key concepts such as file directories, file naming, and metadata files, and help you get started organizing your data!

Feel free to bring your lunch! 

Location: TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater

Instructors: Julie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library
Meghan Kerr, Archivist and Records Manager, Center for the History of Medicine

Guest Presenters: Stephanie Mohr, Director of DRSC/TRiP-FGR, Department of Genetics 
Michelle Ocana, Senior Imaging Specialist, Neurobiology Department

See more: Harvard Biomedical Data Management News & Events

Date:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Campus:
Harvard Longwood Campus
Categories:
  Data Management  
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Julie Goldman

 

Need help with data management? Feel free to book a 30 minute meeting slot with me.

Happy to help with data organization, cleaning, and sharing for fostering reproducible workflows and open science!

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