Announcing our New Website!
Biomedical Research Data Management: New and Improved
The Harvard Longwood Medical Area Research Data Management Working Group has a fresh look! We hope our newly improved website will continue to provide LMA researchers with the information and resources to better support research throughout the data lifecycle.
We've introduced original content, resources, and media including:
  • Interactive Data Lifecycle: You can now click on a stage of the research data lifecycle to learn more about the activities and resources relevant for that section.
  • RDM Seminar Series: Looking for training and tutorials? Explore a listing of over 30 recorded webinars and explainers to learn about research data management. 
  • Clinical Data: Working with human subjects data? We have a new page dedicated to research data strategies for handling this type of sensitive data.
  • Roles and Responsibilities: Learn about clearly defining and assigning research data management roles throughout the research lifecycle.
  • Collaborative Tools & Software: There are many tools available to support efficient and effective workflows and the management of data.
  • Scholarly Products: We impart some ways to facilitate sharing (and get credit for) your efforts in academic research, beyond peer-reviewed publications.
And more! Please send us feedback so that we may continue to improve this vital website.
Explore the New Site
In the Spotlight:
Invest in Research Data Management: Get a Data Manager
“If you were struck by lightning, would other people be able to access and understand your data?”

Sarah Arena shares her experience joining the Laboratory of Systems Pharmacology (LSP) as a Data Manager during the COVID pandemic, and how a commitment to data management can lead to creating more accessible and reproducible research.
Read the Blog Post
Upcoming Events:
Harvard DataFest January 19-22, 2021

This year, DataFest will occur virtually over four days, with an opening Keynote by Latanya Sweeney, Director of the Data Privacy Lab in IQSS at Harvard University.

The bootcamp will provide support to participants as they develop their own research project focusing on COVID-19.

Each day will cover key parts of the research data lifecycle (data acquisition, cleaning, visualization, analysis, and dissemination) and highlight best practices. Datafest registration is open to Harvard affiliates. Registration will close on Sunday, January 17th.
Register for DataFest
Love Data Week: Resource Tour February 8-12, 2021
Love Data Week is dedicated to spreading awareness of the importance of research data management, sharing, preservation, and reuse. Research data are the foundation of the scholarly record and crucial for advancing our knowledge of the world around us.

Join us in February for a week of webinars featuring available resources to the Harvard community to help you implement good data practices.
Register for Love Data Week
Hot Topics:
Open Scholarship 
  • The latest Harvard Data Science Review issue is dedicated to Reproducibility, Replicability, and Reliability of science with many insightful articles.
  • Digital Science has published their fifth State of Open Data report. The 2020 report outlines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on research and how this has influenced researchers' data sharing behavior. 
  • Interesting Editorial in the Croatian Medical Journal exploring the role of the medical journal in our current world. "With time…journals [may cease] being the primary provider of original research, [& instead] will curate, interpret, & prioritise research data released elsewhere, & package it for delivery to their consumers in different formats on multiple channels."
  • A new PLOS Blog post considers changes to scientific publishing and open science in the context of four fundamental functions that publishers should provide: dissemination, verification, recognition, and community building.

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