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Love Data Week 2022!

Welcome to Love Data Week, an international celebration of all things data. The theme this year is “Data is for everyone!”

Depending on your grammatical inclinations, it may also be “Data are for everyone.” Either way, the idea is to center how different people use data.

Here at Lane Library, we take a holistic approach to helping the Stanford Medicine community manage, curate, and share their research data. We provide workshops and consultations covering strategies and tools that can be implemented during the data-to-day course of conducting a research project- including naming files and maintaining documentation. We also help with more specific activities – such as completing data management plans and depositing your datasets and other materials in appropriate repositories.

These last two activities are central to NIH’s new Data Management and Sharing Policy, which is set to go into effect in January of 2023. This policy has two main features.

  1. Proposals made to NIH that include scientific data will require the inclusion of documentation describing what data is to be acquired, how it will be managed, and how it will be made available to others.
  2. An expectation for researchers to maximize the appropriate sharing of their data and other materials through the use of data repositories.

To support the Stanford Medicine community, we will be developing a range of workshops and guidance related to this policy. The first of these is a free workshop held this Thursday, February 17. Register to attend!

Understanding NIH Data Management and Sharing Requirements

Thursday, February 17, 2022

2:00pm – 3:00pm

But in the spirit of Love Data Week, we really want to talk with you about your data, your workflows, and your data-related needs. When we create guidance related to the new data policy, we want to include examples that resonate. We want to understand where you are in regards to data-related practices and procedures so we can help you get to where you want (or need) to be.

So if you have 30 minutes to talk to us about your data, we would really appreciate it. E-mail John Borghi, Lane’s manager of research and instruction at JBorghi@Stanford.edu and we’ll find a time that works for you.

You can also explore events and activities from other institutions on the Love Data Week website.

Happy Love Data Week!

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