Open Science at CMU Newsletter - September 2019


Registration is now open for the second annual Open Science Symposium on November 7, and we have a number of workshops related to Open Science and Research Data Management coming up in September and October. Read more about these training opportunities and discover our new Data Collaborations Lab below.

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Registration open for the second Open Science Symposium on November 7

We are excited to invite you to join us at the second CMU Open Science Symposium, taking place at the Mellon Library on November 7, 2019. The symposium will build awareness and support for open research practices and encourage innovative ideas about data sharing in the life sciences and related disciplines.

The full day program will feature talks from guest speakers including researchers, tool developers, and publishers, panel discussions, an interactive poster and demo session on research using open methods, and a networking reception.

We have 12 speakers lined up from a variety of disciplines including molecular biology, neuroscience, machine learning, and data science.

You can register for the symposium and view the full list of speakers here.

If you are a trainee (student or postdoc) and sign-up to present a poster or demo during the reception on using open science methods or tools in your research, we will waive the $20 registration fee. Simply click the Submit a Poster or Demo button on our webpage.

Please contact if you have any questions.

Join us for the Data Collaborations Lab Open House on September 12

University Libraries is piloting Data Collaborations Lab to connect the research community across disciplinary borders, and facilitate collaborations between data producers and data scientists. The goal of this new initiative is to match researchers who need help with their datasets with individuals who have data science and computer science skills to work together. Information professionals from the University Libraries will provide support on research data management and project documentation.  


You are cordially invited to join us for an open house / information session to kick off the program: 


Time: Thursday, September 12, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Location: Sorrells Library Den, Sorrells Library, 4th Floor Wean Hall 

Lunch will be provided on a first come, first serve basis. 


If you are interested in finding potential collaborators, building some consulting experience, or to learn more about this program, stop by the open house, have some good food, and chat with others who share the same interest! 

Check out our new Open Science Program website
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Upcoming workshops on Open Science and Research Data Management
CMU Libraries is offering the following workshops on Open Science and Research Data Management in September and October:

Data Management Tips and Tricks to Organize your Research / September 23, 1:00 p.m.
Ana Van Gulick & Hannah Gunderman
This workshop will introduce data management best practices to keep all the materials of your research projects organized, secure, backed-up, and well documented. These tips and tricks can be applied to single research projects or whole labs and encourage collaboration, efficiency, transparency, and reproducibility.
Register here.

Managing Your Research and Collaborations with Open Science Framework / October 3, 12:30 p.m.
Melanie Gainey & Ana Van Gulick
In this hands-on workshop, we'll cover how to get started with creating projects and sharing your work with collaborators in OSF, a research reproducibility and project management platform.
Register here.

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