Open Science at CMU Newsletter - July 2021

Summer is in full swing! Don’t miss this opportunity to take advantage of the OSDC’s summer programming before the stress of the fall semester catches up with you! 

This month we’re giving you one more way to enjoy our popular foundational data science workshops with Minis2Go - our abbreviated Introduction to R and Data Visualization with R workshops in a new self-guided format so you can learn at your own pace! For those Python or fMRI experience, consider volunteering with our first neuroimaging workshop from the Carpentries Incubator. Finally, check out the opportunity to win a $100 gift card while contributing to important research in Open Data!

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Learn foundational data science skills at your own pace with Minis2Go!

Scatterplot created in RIf you missed out on either of our recent  Introduction to R or Data Visualization with R Mini Workshops, don’t despair! Starting this month, we’re making our curriculum available 24/7 and adding a number of supplementary materials to let you learn at your own pace!

Complete this form to let us know how we can best support you in your learning journey and to join our mailing list, where you will receive personalized emails with suggested learning templates, helpful tips and tricks, and links to sign up for weekly office hours where you will have the chance to ask questions and connect with peers.



Seeking volunteers to teach or help with a neuroimaging Carpentries pilot lesson

Carpentries logoDo you have experience with Python or fMRI and want more teaching opportunities? We are looking for volunteers to serve as helpers or co-instructors for our first neuroimaging workshop from the Carpentries Incubator this fall - no experience with the Carpentries necessary! The first day of this virtual workshop is a 2 hour lesson in Introduction to MRI Analysis. On the second day, we will cover Functional Neuroimaging Analysis in Python. If you are interested in volunteering or have questions, please contact Melanie Gainey ( We are always excited to expand our Carpentries community!


Participate in the 2021 State of Open Data survey

This year’s State of Open Data survey from figshare and Springer Nature in association with Digital Science is open for responses. (Carnegie Mellon’s research repository, KiltHub, runs on the figshare platform.) Now in its 6th year, The State of Open Data is the longest-running longitudinal study of open data practices. The survey’s aim is to discover researchers’ experiences, attitudes, and challenges with sharing their research data. The survey closes July 30th, and you could win one of five $100 gift cards for participating!