Category Archives: Data and Statistics

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading