News and Announcements

#LYD16: Respect Your Data — Giving & Getting Credit

Data are becoming valued scholarly products instead of a byproduct of the research process. Federal funding agencies and publishers are encouraging, and sometimes requiring, researchers to share data that have been created with public funds. The benefit to researchers is that sharing your data can increase the impact of your work, lead to new collaborations or projects, enables verification […]

#LYD16: Write It Down

Help You Future Self —Write It Down! Remember to follow and participate in the discussion to learn more about today’s topic on Twitter #LYD16. Want to talk about it? Join us for a 30-minute workshop/discussion today at noon. Sign up here. Advice on documentation from Data Services. Good practice Document, document, document! You probably won’t remember […]

#LYD16: Organizing Files

Do You Know Where Your Data Is? Remember to follow and participate in the discussion to learn more about today’s topic on Twitter #LYD16. Want to talk about it? Join us for a 30-minute workshop/discussion today at noon. Sign up here. Good Practice Have a plan for organizing your data. This usually includes a folder […]

Love Your Data Week: Keep Your Data Safe

GOOD PRACTICE Follow the 3-2-1 Rule: Keep 3 copies of any important file (1 primary, 2 backup copies) Store files on at least 2 different media types (e.g., 1 copy on an internal hard drive and a second in a secure cloud account or an external hard drive) Keep at least 1 copy offsite (i.e., not […]

Love Your Data Week, Feb 8 – 12!

What is it? Love Your Data (LYD) week — LYD16 — is a nation-wide social media event, coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries, designed to raise awareness about research data management, sharing, and preservation along with the support and resources available at your university. Research data are the foundation of the […]

Data Services’ New Location

Happy Winter! Data Services has moved to a new location: 2608 Fenwick Library. We are in the “old section” of Fenwick Library, and now on the 2nd floor. When entering the library, take the main stairs to the second floor, go through the double doors to the left and then immediately turn left. We are at […]

How to Get Help from Data Services While Fenwick Library is Closed

  From January 4th through 18th, Fenwick Library will be closed. Data Services staff will be available by appointment for research consultations. How do you get help during this time period? E-mail one of us directly or send a message to datahelp@gmu.edu to set up an appointment. Please allow at least 24 hours lead time […]

GIS Day at Mason: Nov. 18

  Please join the University Libraries’ Data Service staff in celebrating 2015 GIS Day at Mason. This year’s theme is GIS and Health. There will be an exciting program including presentations, GIS demonstrations, posters, and career fair events. The libraries staff will demonstrate how to visualize geographical patterns of cholera incidences that occurred in London, […]

#GRADReCon: Grad Student Workshops on 11/6

Mason Graduate Students! Plan to attend Graduate Research Connections – GRADReCon – on November 6, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free drop-in research and productivity sessions will be offered by a variety of experts! Staff from Data Services will be offering sessions on: Data Management Basics GIS Basics Summarizing/Displaying Data in Excel (including some […]

Celebrating World Statistics Day

  October 20th is World Statistics Day! Follow #StatsDay15 to see messages from the statistics community around the world. Here are some highlights: U.S. Census Bureau Infographic 17 Statistics for World Statistics Day (World Bank) Organizations in the U.S. celebrating World Statistics Day