Data Services News

Mapping Project Illuminates St. Louis’ LGBTQ History

By Dorris on November 1, 2019

Mapping LGBTQ St. Louis, a cross-disciplinary project involving the Washington University Libraries and campus and community partners, is bringing attention to an important facet of St. Louis history. Through the creation of a digital map plotted with locations related to LGBTQ culture, the initi...

New Electronic Lab Notebook Resource Now Available

By ksinger on October 30, 2019

In Fall of 2019 the university subscribed to LabArchives, which is an electronic lab notebook (ELN). ELN’s allow researchers to record fieldwork traditionally done on paper via digital tools. All affiliated researchers have access to LabArchives with their WUSTL Key. There’s functiona...

Celebrate Geography Awareness Week with the Washington University Libraries

By Dorris Scott on October 28, 2019

Geography Awareness Week (GAW) takes place November 10-16. An international event that promotes the importance of geography in people’s lives, GAW was created by a joint resolution in the U.S. Congress in 1987 and is held annually on the third week of November. To celebrate the week, on November ...

A Month of Open Access Workshops and Events

By Jennifer on October 3, 2019

Don’t miss this month-long series highlighting trends in open science, open data and open access! Hosted by Becker Medical Library in collaboration with the University Libraries! Open October Oct-4 10-10:30 a.m. – ORCID ID Overview Learn about ORCID – a unique identifier for your work...

Workshop on Increasing Openness and Reproducibility (Jan 17)

By Melissa Vetter on September 27, 2019

January 17 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. John M. Olin Library Level 1, Room 142 There are many actions researchers can take to increase the openness and reproducibility of their work. Please join us for a day-long workshop, led by Ian Sullivan from the Center for Open Science, to learn easy, practical steps...

Moore appointed Head of Data Services

By Jennifer on September 26, 2019

Jennifer Moore has been appointed Head of Data Services, effective October 1, 2019. In this role, Jennifer will direct the Data Services unit in advancing the University Libraries’ research services and programmatic initiatives at Washington University in support of data curation, GIS, research d...

ORCID News for Washington University in St. Louis

By Jennifer on September 25, 2019

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently announced that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards will be re...

Research Data Compute Training Offered October 1, 2019

By Melissa Vetter on September 18, 2019

October 1, 2019 EPNEC Conference Center Washington University Medical School You are invited to attend research compute training on October 1, 2019 at the EPNEC Conference Center. Research compute services are being developed to allow you to process and analyze large amounts of data via the data ...

LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook Pilot Begins

By Melissa Vetter on September 8, 2019

This week, the Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) group—part of Washington University Information Technology — will begin piloting WashU ELN, an electronic lab notebook service powered by LabArchives. The LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebook is a cloud-based application that facilitates the cr...

Research Data for Lunch: a Discussion of Data Literacy

By Jennifer on July 18, 2019

Data services is holding a discussion session on Wednesday, July 24th at 12pm to collectively think about data literacy and how it fits into services we collaboratively offer. The discussion is in Olin Library, Instruction Room 1. Here is the reading list: Situating Expertise in Practice: Domain-...