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Materials Science at Oregon State University

Where is Your Data? Data management best practices and how to find support for them at OSU

Date: Thursday, Feb 19th
Presenter: Dr. Amanda Whitmire, Assistant Professor and Data Management Specialist, OSU Libraries


Funders increasingly require the submission of a data management or sharing plan with proposals, and then providing public access to research results (papers and data) after the project is completed. Have you ever wondered how you should be managing your data, or if you could improve upon your current methods? Are you aware of the resources at OSU that are available to support your data management and sharing efforts? In this seminar, I will review some simple data practices that can improve your daily workflow, and review resources that are available through OSU’s Research Data Services and other units on campus. Bring your questions – there will be time at the end to address your specific needs.

Amanda Whitmire is an Assistant Professor and Data Management Specialist with the Oregon State University Libraries. Before joining the Libraries in late 2012, Amanda spent a decade studying ocean color using varied platforms (mostly ships, robots, and satellites). She is now responsible for supporting the data management efforts of OSU faculty and graduate students, primarily through consultation and formal instruction. She is also currently leading an IMLS-funded research project to develop an assessment tool for NSF data management plans, with an eye toward using the information to improve data services. Amanda wants to live in a world where all datasets are accompanied by metadata. When she’s not espousing the merits of text files, you can find her out in the yard with her chickens. She tweets at @AWhitTwit, and works at http://bit.ly/dmpresearch.