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It’s Love Data Week 2021!

From 8-12 February, QUT Library is celebrating the role research data plays in improving the lives of people around the world by adopting the international theme of ‘Data: Delivering a Better Future’.  The purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, analysis, sharing, preservation and re-use and library-based research data services.

 QUT Library is facilitating four data workshops in celebration of Love Data Week and we hope you can attend.

Network Know-how & Data Handling

Monday, 8 February

10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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A ‘train-the-trainer’ workshop for those with little to no technical knowledge, on jargon busting, network literacy and data movement solutions, providing a peek at some collaborative research tools such as Jupyter Notebooks and CloudStor, and sharing knowledge about networks, integrated tools, data and storage and where all these things fit in the researcher’s toolkit.

This workshop is targeted at research support staff who would like to be more confident in giving advice to researchers about the options available to them, as well as researchers who would like to know more about these tools. It is especially tailored for those with little to no technical knowledge and will include a hands-on component, using basic programming commands, but requires no previous knowledge of programming.

Facilitated by Sara King, eResearch Analyst at AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network)

Data Storytelling

Thursday, 11 February

9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

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This workshop will show you how to use data, visuals and narrative to bring together the story of your research.

On completion, you will be able to:

  • use visualisation to highlight feature of your data,
  • use digital tools to visualise different kinds of data,
  • identify different visualisation types,
  • select the most appropriate visualisation type for your data.

This workshop will test out your newfound skills on open data and have you conveying the insights from your research in a memorable, contextual way.

Facilitated by Amanda Miotto, Senior eResearch Analyst, QCIF and Masami Yamaguchi, Librarian, Griffith University

Introduction to Jupyter Notebooks

Monday, 15 February

10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

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This workshop will introduce you to Jupyter Notebooks, a digital tool that has exploded in popularity in recent years for those working with data.

You will learn what they are, what they do and why you might like to use them. It is an introductory set of lessons for those who are brand new, have little or no knowledge of coding and computational methods in research. By the end of the workshop you will have a good understanding of what Notebooks can do, how to open one up, perform some basic tasks and save it for later. If you are really into it, you will also be able to continue to experiment after the workshop by using other people’s notebooks as springboards for your own adventures!

This workshop is targeted at those who are absolute beginners or ‘tech-curious’. It includes a hands-on component, using basic programming commands, but requires no previous knowledge of programming.

Please check that you have access to cloudstor.aarnet.edu.au. If you do not have Cloudstor access you can still attend, just advise the trainer beforehand so arrangements can be made.

Facilitated by Sara King, eResearch Analyst at AARNet (Australia’s Academic and Research Network)

Datasets for research

Thursday, 18 February

10:00 am – 11:00 am.

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Familiarise yourself with accessing secondary research datasets in the STEMM and social science disciplines, learn more about financial and longitudinal research datasets available for your use, as well as datasets offered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Join the conversation via Twitter #lovedata21 @qutlibrary @QUTHackyHour

Written by Philippa Frame, Research Data Librarian

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