Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

Time lord, jack-of-all-trades and extra-terrestrial - Doctor Who is an undeniable piece of British pop culture. The show's main character, the Doctor, offers a heroism and never-ending arc that have been winning viewers over since 1963. Hannah Gunderman, Cultural Geographer and Research Data Management Consultant at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, studies the show. Her research … Continue reading Doctor Who as data: fandom as a coping mechanism

Bioinformatics: juggling big data, complex file types and multiple projects

Genomics data sets are highly sophisticated and multi-layered. Now, possibly more than ever before, we need those data sets to be publicly available, reproducible and transparent. It's not an easy task but researchers around the globe are finding a way to make it happen... Eva Chan, bioinformatician at Garvan Institute of Medical Research is an … Continue reading Bioinformatics: juggling big data, complex file types and multiple projects

STEM research and instruction: how to do it remotely

People in all types of industries are thinking about how (and if) they can get their jobs done from home right now. If you're a STEM researcher or instructor there's a good chance you are, too. 'Remote work' sounds reserved for writers, coders, web designers and the like but STEM industries can 'go remote' if … Continue reading STEM research and instruction: how to do it remotely

Implementation: what it looks like when it’s a breeze

Columbia University's LabArchives enterprise license ensures that everyone on campus has access to the platform. Researchers, PIs (primary investigators), lab managers, instructors, students, post grads - all can leverage LabArchives for their unique purposes. But this alone doesn't mean that they will. Last month, LabArchives team members travelled to Columbia to do what they do … Continue reading Implementation: what it looks like when it’s a breeze

A step towards compliance at Thomas Jefferson University

Mandated use at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), a step towards data compliance and protection In 2017, TJU set out on a digital journey. It all began with a vision to institute electronic research notebooks at TJU, followed by Theodore Taraschi, PhD, Senior Associate Provost for Research Conduct and Compliance. Dr. Taraschi amassed the key elements … Continue reading A step towards compliance at Thomas Jefferson University

LabArchives x Duke Workshop

Last week, LabArchives team members Debbie Cole and Hannah Clark visited our users at Duke University for a one day intensive workshop. This workshop ‘Promoting Better Research through Data Management with LabArchives’ started as an in-house idea and soon became a collaboration between LabArchives and Duke's ASIST Office (Advancing Scientific Integrity, Services and Training). Rebecca … Continue reading LabArchives x Duke Workshop

Forget formatting fears and general publishing pain

The scientific publishing process can be: Time consumingTediousStressfulFull of formatting woesVery slow LabArchives and Qeios have teamed up to take on this process. These two products streamline both parts of the equation (inquiry/analysis and publication) to empower researchers and put their findings to work faster. And the best part? You can use both platforms for … Continue reading Forget formatting fears and general publishing pain