Category: UC3

NSF EAGER Grant for Actionable DMPs

We’re delighted to announce that the California Digital Library has been awarded a 2-year NSF EAGER grant to support active, machine-actionable data management plans (DMPs). The vision is to convert DMPs from a compliance exercise based on static text documents into a key component of a networked research data management ecosystem that not only facilitates,… Read more »

Co-Author ORCiDs in Dash

Recently, the Dash team enabled ORCiD login. And while this configuration is important for primary authors, the Dash team feels strongly that all contributors to data publications should get credit for their work. All co-authors of a published dataset now have the ability to authenticate and attach their ORCiD in Dash. How this works: Data… Read more »

Managing the new NIH requirements for clinical trials

As part of an effort to enhance transparency in biomedical research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have, over the last few years, announced a series of policy changes related to clinical trials. Though there is still a great deal of uncertainty about which studies do and do not qualify, these changes may have significant… Read more »

Dash Enables ORCiD Login

The Dash team has now added a second way to login and submit. In addition to using Single Sign-On, users now have the ability to login with ORCiD. This means that not only can you authenticate with ORCiD, but once you have logged in this way, your ORCiD ID will connect to your Dash account.… Read more »

What We Talk About When We Talk About Reproducibility

At the very beginning of my career in research I conducted a study which involved asking college students to smile, frown, and then answer a series of questions about their emotional experience. This procedure was based on several classic studies which posited that, while feeling happy and sad makes people smile and frown, smiling and… Read more »

Dash: The Data Publication Tool for Researchers

This post has been crossposted on Medium We all know that research data should be archived and shared. That’s why Dash was created, a Data Publishing platform free to UC researchers. Dash complies with journal and funder requirements, follows best practices, and is easy to use. In addition, new features are continuously being developed to better integrate with… Read more »

From Brain Blobs to Research Data Management

If you spend some time browsing the science section of a publication like the New York Times you’ll likely run across an image that looks something like the one below: A cross section of a brain covered in colored blobs. These images are often used to visualize the results of studies using a technique called… Read more »

Building a Community: Three months of Library Carpentry.

Back in May, almost 30 librarians, researchers, and faculty members got together in Portland Oregon to learn how to teach lessons from Software, Data, and Library Carpentry. After spending two days learning the ins and outs of Carpentry pedagogy and live coding, we all returned to our home institutions, as part of the burgeoning Library… Read more »

Building an RDM Guide for Researchers – An (Overdue) Update

It has been a little while since I last wrote about the work we’re doing to develop a research data management (RDM) guide for researchers. Since then, we’ve thought a lot about the goals of this project and settled on a concrete plan for building out our materials. Because we will soon be proactively seeking… Read more »

Disambiguating Dash and Merritt

What’s Dash? What’s Merritt? What’s the difference? After numerous questions about where things should go and what the differences are between our UC3 services, we got the hint that we are not communicating clearly. Clearing things up A group of us sat down and talked through different use cases and what wording we were using… Read more »