A Year of Teaching Data Skills with Animal Crossing

On March 20th, 2020, "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" was released, gaining millions of players across the world in its first year. During that time, Research Data Management Consultant Hannah Gunderman has not only played it in their personal life but has also used it in their work at the Libraries to help bring a fun, lighthearted element to teaching data concepts. 

Open Access Publishing with Cambridge University Press

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Cambridge University Press have entered into a three-year read and publish agreement that allows researchers to publish in Cambridge's suite of journals without incurring article processing charges (APC). This agreement will extend the benefits of open access to CMU faculty who are publishing in Cambridge journals and help remove access barriers to research worldwide.

Big Data Accelerates Biodiversity Research

As the planet continues to warm and humans encroach on more wilderness areas, scientists warn of the unfolding sixth mass extinction on the planet. To evaluate the progression of this catastrophe, researchers need a large amount of high-quality data that contains detailed records of plant and animal biodiversity across the planet. The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) provides the largest open-access biodiversity data network for researchers, conservation agencies, and ultimately, policy makers.

Love Data Week

Every year around Valentine’s Day, universities and libraries around the world participate in Love Data Week (February 8 - 12, 2021), an effort to raise awareness related to managing, sharing, preserving, and reusing research data. The Carnegie Mellon University Libraries is no exception! This year, we’ll be offering a host of virtual events and online engagement activities with the theme “Exploring your Relationship with Data,” and encouraging the CMU community to consider the importance of loving and caring for their research data!

Hackathon: Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic

University Libraries is partnering with DNAnexus and the OpenCravatGroup at Johns Hopkins University to host a virtual hackathon titled "Bringing Genomic Data to the Clinic" on January 6-8, 2021. A variety of exciting projects will be revealed to hackathon participants prior to the hackathon, and will build off of previous National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) hackathons and community projects.

COVID-19 Makes Open Science More Relevant than Ever

As researchers from across multiple disciplines grapple with the challenges of COVID-19, the open science movement and its themes of sharing well-curated, reusable data and conducting research collaboratively and transparently appear more relevant than ever. Advocates argue that open science can accelerate discovery, enable rapid and robust peer-review, and enhance the public impact of research. 

Virtual Office Hours

dSHARP Office Hours are informal consultations with library experts in all things digital- and data-related. And now, through the end of the semester, they're virtual!

dSHARP and the Data CoLab are co-hosting virtual open consulting/open office hours on Wednesdays from 1 - 4 p.m. During this time, join us for small group and one-on-one consultations. You can connect via a public channel in Slack: #virtual_consult