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Data management meetings

Posted by Megan on September 9, 2010

A McGill Library Task Force has been established to investigate the  feasibility of a library research data management service to store,  analyze and provide web-based access to research data and we would like your input.

There is a growing realization in the research community that  “research efficiency is greatly increased by making research data  available for re-analysis and meta-analysis.” (The NIMH Human Brain Project).  Every day, data collections are rendered unusable because of inadequate data management.

New tools and systems attuned to the requirements of researchers are  now available that make the entire data life-cycle—from collection  to archiving—more controllable and more amenable to sharing and re-purposing  data according to international standards.

We are currently holding two sessions for faculty and graduate  students to discuss your needs and this project:

1) Qualitative (non-numeric) data: Wednesday, September 22, 2:30 to 4:00 pm in the Cyberthèque (Redpath Library Building)

2) Quantitative (numeric) data: Thursday, September 30, 3:00 to 4:30 in Burnside Hall 511

Please contact me if you are interested in attending.


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