Doing Journalism with Data

Doing Journalism with Data

Are you interested in data journalism in the newsroom, finding data to support stories, finding story ideas with data analysis, and/or telling stories with visualization? If so, this online course might be of interest to you.

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New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum Site is Live

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum offers openly available materials that librarians can use to teach research data management best practices to students in the sciences, health sciences and engineering fields, at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The materials in the curriculum are openly available, with lecture notes and slide presentations that librarians teaching RDM can customize for their particular audiences. The curriculum also has a database of real life research cases that can be integrated into the curriculum to address discipline specific data management topics.

You can visit the site at:

Research Data MANTRA Renewed | U of Edinburgh

U of Edinburgh Renews Research Data MANTRA 

Edinburgh University Data Library has announced that Research Data MANTRA, the free online course designed for researchers or others planning to manage digital data as part of the research process has been refreshed.

Shortlisted by the Research Information Literacy and Digital Scholarship (RILADS) project ( as one of 15 good practice examples designed to enhance information literacy skills MANTRA has been upgraded to Version 2 of Xerte Online Toolkits, the e-learning development environment used to create the MANTRA learning materials.

This has the ability to deliver content using HTML5 rather than the Flash Player. This has a number of advantages in that you can deliver content to a much wider range of devices, and specifically you can deliver content to devices that do not support Flash.

The new MANTRA also highlights aspects of the learning materials that may be of particular interest to a range of discreet personas including research students, career researchers, and senior academics.

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DMPTool Webinar Series |

DMPTool Webinar Series Continue

Many of you have heard much about the DMPTool by now. Those who are still unfamiliar with a data management tool called DMPTool, and for those who are interested to learn more about the DMPTool, here is a reminder of a webinar series that would be useful for introducing the tool, communicating how to use it effectively, and describing how it can be customized for institutional needs. More information is available here.

<<Webinar Schedule>>

28 May Introduction to the DMPTool Recording and Slides
4 Jun Learning about data management: Resources, tools, materials you can use Recording and Slides and Bibliography
18 Jun Customizing the DMPTool for your institution Recording and Slides
25 Jun Environmental Scan: Who’s important at your campus Recording and Slides
9 Jul Promoting institutional services with the DMPTool; EZID as example Recording and Slides
16 Jul Health Sciences & DMPTool – Lisa Federer, UCLA Recording and Slides
30 Jul Digital humanities and the DMPTool – Miriam Posner, UCLA (rescheduled from July 23) Recording and Slides
13 Aug Data curation profiles and the DMPTool – Jake Carlson, Purdue Recording and Slides
27 Aug Talking points for meeting with institutional stakeholders Recording and Slides
24 Sep Beyond funder requirements: more extensive DMPs Registration Link
15 Oct Tools & resources that work with/complement the DMPTool (details soon) Registration Link
5 Nov Case studies – How librarians have successfully used the tool
TBD TENTATIVE: Outreach Kit Introduction

Computing Skills for Data Analysis from Johns Hopkins University | Coursera

Computing Skills for Data Analysis from Johns Hopkins University| Coursera

Are you interested in learning the fundamental computing skills necessary for effective data analysis? In this upcoming Coursera course, you will learn to program in R and to use R for reading data, writing functions, making informative graphs, and applying modern statistical methods.

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research

Just something to keep in mind as you think about data-related projects and working with those who are doing work with data…

The Center for Statistical Consultation and Research (CSCAR) provides  statistical consulting to all UM faculty, staff, and graduate students with the design, planning, analysis, and presentation of research studies.

CSCAR also presents workshops on statistical methods, statistical software, and qualitative data analysis. Fall, Winter and Spring workshop offerings include Statistics Review, SAS, SPSS, Stata, SEM and Analysis with R.

Visit the CSCAR web page for current offerings for additional information.