Category: Data Sharing

DataUp is Merging with Dash!

Exciting news! We are merging the DataUp tool with our new data sharing platform, Dash. About Dash Dash is a University of California project to create a platform that allows researchers to easily describe, deposit and share their research data publicly. Currently the Dash platform is connected to the UC3 Merritt Digital Repository; however, we […]

If Game of Thrones Had Mass Transit…

What would a mass transit map for Westeros and Essos—The Known World from The Game of Thrones—look like? Michael Tyznik decided to find out and created these wonderful maps that both explain and poke fun of the complicated story lines of the book and HBO series. Inspired by the work of Cameron Booth and his …

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Book Review: Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice by Louise Corti et al.

Research funders across the world are implementing data management and sharing policies to maximize openness of data, transparency and accountability of the research they support. This guide aims to cover guidance on how to plan your research using a data management checklist, how to format and organize data, and how to publish and cite data. This is a useful guide for students and […]

What is Sexual Harassment? And, Kudos to Gentlemen Everywhere

Are you a guy, wondering what women consider harassment? Are you a female and you struggle to put into words something that is almost invisible? This poster does a great job of explaining every day examples of harassment. The author includes examples for men as to how they can react to shut down other men, …

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How Do Cultural and Intellectual Centers Re-locate Over Time?

Have you ever wondered why cities rise and fall, as do empires? “Charting Culture” is an animation that examines when and how “notable” people are born, stay or migrate, and where they die. Over 12,000 notable historical figures were tracked and the migrations display how people moved from city to city, empire to empire, between …

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Nomophobia? Can You Function Daily without Your Cell Phone?

Nomophobia is “the fear of being out of mobile phone contact”. The term, an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone phobia”, was coined during a 2010 study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. [Source: Wikipedia.] Do you ever disconnect from your mobile device? …

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A Guide to Cooking and Baking Substitutions

Yesterday I was baking muffins, and I realized I had no baking soda. Neither did I have baking powder and cream of tartar. So, the substitutions listed here would not have helped me very much — I still had to make a quick grocery store trip. May the cooking gods land on your side with […]

What is the Cumulative Impact of Human Activity on the World’s Oceans?

Have you ever wondered what the impact is of human activity on the world’s oceans? In short, a lot. This animation shows the cumulative impacts of human activity on the oceans. Green represents areas with less impact, and red represents areas that experience much greater impact. A study by Dr. Kenneth Casey in Feb 2008 […]

Sharing is caring, but should it count?

The following is a guest post by Shea Swauger, Data Management Librarian at Colorado State University. Shea and I both participated in a meeting for the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries on 11 July 2014, where he presented survey results described below.   It shouldn’t be a surprise that many of the people who collect and generate research data […]

Unicorn Data Sharing

A few years ago I created a little video about data sharing using an online application called Xtranormal. Alas, the application has gone bust and and it’s hard to access the videos created on that site. As a result I’m adding my video here so you can still enjoy it.