De-identifying human subject data for sharing

JHU Data Management Services will be giving training sessions periodically, starting this spring, in which we offer tips and techniques for preparing human subject data for public access, for both quantitative and qualitative research. More and more funding agencies, publishers, and research communities are asking researchers to make results of funded studies publicly available to […]


Ways to Share Research Data

Many funders and some publishers are placing increasing importance on the sharing of research data. This trend for more access to research data will soon be increasing (see OSTP memo). As a consultant with JHU Data Management Services, I get asked by scientists how to share research data? The diagram below illustrates how research data […]


ArcGIS Workshops Resume!

The Sheridan Libraries GIS and Data Services Department is resuming its popular series of workshops, “Getting Acquainted With ArcGIS.” We welcome all to attend: the curious, the besieged, the beset, frequent GIS users, and novices, too! The workshops are being held on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. in on A Level of MSE Library. The […]


How do I share my research data?!

Any researcher who has either followed another’s work, or has helped another researcher follow his or her work, knows that it can take a lot of time and effort. I’ve done both; prior to joining Johns Hopkins Data Management Services, I conducted research in atmospheric science. In the course of my research, I’ve used the software and […]


Update: Open Access Promotion Fund

Back in October, 2012, during Open Access Week, the Scholarly Communications Group announced an initiative to help JHU authors publish their articles in Open Access journals. It’s Open Access Week 2013 and time to report on our progress.   47 JHU authors have received money from the JH Libraries Open Access Promotion Fund. It’s no […]


Baltimore Development Plans

Every large city, in looking to make decisions regarding building, zoning, transportation, park facilities, and economic renewal areas, spends a lot of time and money in developing plans for the possible future. The anticipated future sometimes does not happen the way it is foreseen: changes in financing (and general economic conditions), urban needs, population distribution, […]


Baltimore From Above, c. 1937-38

A happy conjunction of a US government crop acreage analysis in the 1930s and Baltimore’s City’s uncommon physical incorporation (surrounded by, but not part of, Baltimore County) has provided The Sheridan Libraries with a useful set of aerial map images to download, incorporate into geospatial information programs, or use to compare geographical features over time. […]


Geographic Information Systems Day!

Join us in Discovering the World of GIS, our theme for this year’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Day, Wednesday, November 14, from 12-6pm. On A-Level of the Eisenhower Library we’ll be showcasing the mapping and data manipulation tool that changed the way we visualize and think about plant Earth. 2012 GIS Day library events include: Where […]


Hitting the wall? Try visualization!

If you have entered the stunning new Brody Learning Commons from the B- level entrance, you couldn’t help but notice a feature that you might not expect to find in a library. The Balaur Display Wall is a 12 ft. x 7 ft. high-resolution video display made up of 12 screens driven by a single […]


The Election is Coming! The Election is Coming!

Now, it does not take the ride of Paul Revere to set the nation on its ear.  The Election is not just coming. It is upon us, all around us, and everywhere.  The deluge of political sound bites and chitchats from television, radio, newspapers, and all corners of cyber space seems overwhelming and inescapable. But […]