A recent study in PLOS ONE showed that sharing your research data can lead to about a 70% increase in citations for your article! Making your data available is a great way to advance knowledge, but your data is no good to anyone if it doesn’t come with contextualizing information that will help others (and you!) make sense of it. Plus, if you’re submitting a data management plan to a funder, you’re required to specify how you’ll describe your data.
Join us to find out more about describing your data to make it easier for you to analyze and others to find and understand. In this hour-long workshop, you’ll learn how to:
- find and use the metadata standards that apply to your field of study
- adapt or create a metadata schema to describe your unique data
- use taxonomies, ontologies, and controlled vocabularies to ensure consistency in your description so your work will be easier to find
Class meets in UCLA Biomedical Library Classroom, May 22, 2013, 12-1 pm. Please register to reserve your space.
This workshop is the part of the Biomedical Library’s Data Wednesdays series. Join us the fourth Wednesday of every month to learn about a topic related to research data management.
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