News and Announcements

Data Services on the move again

Data Services will be relocating for the duration of Summer 2016. We will be closed on May 12 and May 13 and will re-open on May 16. Our new location will be 4607 Fenwick Library. We have limited staff during the summer. The Data Services lab will be open by appointment. The best way to get […]

Center for Open Science Workshop March 18

There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a workshop, hosted by the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps researchers can take to increase the reproducibility of their work. The workshop will be hands-on. Attendees will need to bring their own laptops. […]

Virginia Data Management Bootcamp March 9 & 10

Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on […]

#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 […]