University Libraries announces 'Enabling Remote Research' series for fall 2020

October 06, 2020

The Penn State University Libraries Department of Research Informatics and Publishing, in collaboration with the Institute for Computational and Data Sciences (ICDS) and the Office of the Associate CIO for Research, will present a series of free virtual seminars to assist researchers with shifting their research from onsite to offsite.

The “Enabling Remote Research” seminar series highlights various University services and infrastructure to support remote research, including best practices for digital security, data and visualization, data analytics, data modeling and transformation, citation management, and computing services.

“ICDS is pleased to partner on this initiative to provide comprehensive support of researcher capacity now and in future, less-turbulent times,” said Jenni Evans, professor of meteorology and atmospheric science and director of ICDS. “During this work-from-home time, the computational and data sciences communities have continued to conduct research without missing a beat. Part of the reason for this success is the sheer number of remote trainings such as this one, as well as other remote programming and support offered by units across the University.”

Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, visit: https://libraries.psu.edu/about/events/research-data-skills

 

Following is a schedule of webinar topics and dates:

Tuesday, Oct. 13

2 to 3 p.m.

Digital Security Best Practices for Conducting Research Remotely

Thursday, Oct. 15

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Data and Visualization with Power BI and Tableau

Tuesday, Oct. 20

10 to 11 a.m.

Managing and Organizing Citations with Mendeley

Thursday, Oct. 22

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Data Modeling and Data Transformation with Power BI and Tableau

Thursday, Oct. 22

2 to 4 p.m.

How to Create a DMP for your Dissertation or Thesis

Friday, Oct. 23

2 to 4 p.m.

Active Data Management

Monday, Oct. 26

1 to 2 p.m.

PASDA and the Data Commons: GIS Data and Research Data Resources

Tuesday, Nov. 3

2 to 3 p.m.

ICDS Remote Research Computing Services

Thursday, Nov. 5

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Big Data Analytics with Power BI and Tableau

Thursday, Nov. 12

2 to 3:30 p.m.

Big Data Analytics with MS Azure or Google Cloud Platform

Wednesday, Nov. 18

2 to 4 p.m.

Introduction to QGIS

Wednesday, Nov. 18

2 to 4 p.m.

Introduction to Data Visualization with Adobe Illustrator

Friday, Nov. 20

1 to 2 p.m.

How to Find and Evaluate Data for Reuse

Friday, Nov. 20

2 to 3 p.m.

Research Data Storage and Transfers

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Last Updated October 06, 2020