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As members of the research community, the Research Data Management Working Group is committed to supporting diversity and representation across all STEM fields, within and beyond academia. It is our responsibility to be educated on these matters, so please continue to read, share and grow. Here are some resources:

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In the Spotlight:
Promoting Research Consistency with the Church Lab
In collaboration with HMS IT Research Data Management, the George Church Lab developed customized Data Management Onboarding and Offboarding Checklists, designed to streamline and improve existing lab protocols and procedures. Introduced at a recent lab meeting, the checklists will be utilized to support the lab’s mission, while alleviating some of the administrative burden.

Congratulations to the Church Lab for all their hard work!
Read the Blog Post
Hot Topics:
Open Scholarship 
COVID19 Resources
  • The NIH has compiled freely available open-access data and computational resources related to COVID-19. It currently contains over 30 resources and continues to be updated. Explore these COVID-19 resources.
  • How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting research culture? Digital Science have compiled a report with some staggering figures. More than 3,100 clinical trials are underway, upwards of 42,700 scholarly articles have been published, and 420 datasets have been assembled. Read the full report.
  • On July 15 protocols.io is hosting a university panel on "Post COVID-19 Procedures for Safely Returning to the Lab" including Mansi Srivastava from Harvard OEB. Hear advice for getting back into the lab post COVID-19, and how protocols.io is being used to create and share safety procedures. Register for the webinar.
Upcoming Events:
Online Data Management Training
This summer, we are going back to the basics! Join us for free 30-minute webinars every week in July and August. Learn best practices for data management from research and library experts. Receive resources and tips to get your data cleaned up and organized this summer.

📜 Attend four or more sessions and receive a participation certificate at the end of the summer!
Register for Classes

What people are saying about the online data management training:


“Thank you so much for organizing these webinars. This pandemic happened and I finally managed to attend your seminars online! This is a great resource. I am looking forward to the next seminar.” Postdoc, Harvard University 

“I really liked this seminar. It was just a little interactive, but not overbearing. I also like the Zoom nature. I think even with COVID re-opening, I would be more likely to attend these kinds of seminars if they are still online rather than having to go in person.” Student, HMS

“These seminars are an incredible resource. Thank you for your support and desire to help everyone be successful, especially with this training while in a quarantine -- it has allowed me to learn and be exposed to a whole new world of resources.” Staff, Affiliated Hospital

“These are absolutely fantastic!! Please continue to host.” Research Affiliate, IQSS
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