How Do You Manage Your Data? Let Us Know!

Do you have a great file-naming system that everyone in the lab uses, or have you “lost” files because lab members moved on and you’re not sure how their files were labeled? Do you have a protocol for sharing your data, or do you still have questions about credit and proper usage? Do you have a data management plan in place, or do you need help coming up with one? We would love to have a conversation with you to discuss all of these issues and more.

Image Credit: DataONE. Retrieved January 20, 2015.

HSLS is conducting a research study to collect information on researchers work flows and data management practices. Participation in the study will require one interview, conducted in the researcher’s lab space and taking an average of 45–60 minutes.

Our intention is that participation in this interview will benefit you and your research laboratory by bringing to light possible modifications that could be made regarding management of data in your research setting.

The data received will be used for research purposes and library educational efforts. Your responses will remain confidential and data will be saved on a password protected server.

To participate, or if you have questions, please contact the study PI: Melissa Ratajeski.

~Carrie Iwema