Category: Data Sharing

Bullet Journal: Students and Analog-to-Digital Day Planner Conversion (Yes! It is Possible!)

I received this note last week from my contact page. Hi! I really enjoyed reading about your experience with the Bullet Journal. I am thinking about giving it a go, but I am in grad school and a lot of my planning is around assignments. I have a LOT of homework…reading, lesson plans, etc. If …

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How Almost Every TV Show Plays Out

Have you ever wanted to write for TV? You have? Well, the infographic below will help you in your plot development. Are you surprised by anything you read? I am surprised by how few plot lines there really are.
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Standards for scientific graphic presentation: Interactive figures could significantly improve understanding of data.

Over the previous hundred years, a lot of work has gone into standardizing the way scientific data is presented. All of this knowledge has been largely forgotten. Jure Triglav wants us to bring the past back to life. Drawing on lessons learned from the New York City subway system and the graphic standards of 1914, he argues for the modernization […]

Are You a Late Bloomer?

Are you an early bloomer? A late bloomer? Mid-life? I cannot answer that question, myself. I’ve been a life-long learner, and I’ve enjoyed every stage of my life. I’m curious, though, about how other people feel about their lives. [Via: Funders and Founders.]

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Announcing The Dash Tool: Data Sharing Made Easy

We are pleased to announce the launch of Dash – a new self-service tool from the UC Curation Center (UC3) and partners that allows researchers to describe, upload, and share their research data. Dash helps researchers perform the following tasks: Prepare data for curation by reviewing best practice guidance for the creation or acquisition of […]

Data: Do You Care? The DLM Survey

We all know that data is important for research. So how can we quantify that? How can you get credit for the data you produce? What do you want to know about how your data is used? If you are a researcher or data manager, we want to hear from you. Take this 5-10 minute […]

Dash Project Receives Funding!

We are happy to announce the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has funded our project to improve the user interface and functionality of our Dash tool! You can read the full grant text at http://escholarship.org/uc/item/2mw6v93b. More about Dash Dash is a University of California project to create a platform that allows researchers to easily describe, deposit and […]

New Project: Citing Physical Spaces

A few months ago, the UC3 group was contacted by some individuals interested in solving a problem: how should we reference field stations? Rob Plowes from University of Texas/Brackenridge Field Lab emailed us: I am on a [National Academy of Sciences] panel reviewing aspects of field stations, and we have been discussing a need for data archiving. One idea […]

The 10 Things Every New Grad Student Should Do

It’s now mid-October, and I’m guessing that first year graduate students are knee-deep in courses, barely considering their potential thesis project. But for those that can multi-task, I have compiled this list of 10 things that you should undertake in your first year as a grad student. These aren’t just any 10 things… they are 10 […]