Things to do with data – a series of lunchtime talks

The ‘Things to do with Data’ seriesResearch data Oxford logo of Wednesday lunchtime talks is back! Aimed at researchers from all disciplines who generate, gather, or delicately prise out pearls of data, this series looks at software, services, and techniques to help you make the most of that data. Covering aspects of data management from planning to re-use, these talks are intended to inspire whilst also considering the practical requirements of research funders and issues surrounding data sharing.

Last term we covered data security in the cloud, resources for research data managers, tools to help describe and share data in the life sciences, supercomputing data, and lab data management environments amongst other things. This term we have talks lined up on data visualization, network analysis, systems for managing medical data, and data as intellectual property, along with introductions to tools and services that might just help you look after your data more effectively. Featuring a mixture of IT staff and researchers from Oxford and beyond, ‘Things to do with Data’ will be making Wednesdays better between weeks 2 and 7.

Slides and recordings of last term’s talk are available from

This term’s programme is as follows:

22nd October, 2014An introduction to research data management (Dr Meriel Patrick, IT Services)
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29th October, 2014The Online Research Database Service (ORDS)  (Dr James A J Wilson, IT Services)

5th November, 2014 - Computer analysis of texts and interviews (Justin Lane, Institute of Cognitive & Evolutionary Anthropology)
*sold out!* the talk will be webcast via for the benefit of those of you unable to attend.

12th November, 2014Biomedical research databases & data publishing (Dr Jonathan Tedds, Director of Health And Research Data Informatics, University of Leicester)

19th November, 2014Four levels of data visualization (Prof. Min Chen, Oxford e-Research Centre)

26th November, 2014 - Data ownership, IPR, and the Cloud (Rowan Wilson, IT Services)

The talks will be hosted by the Research Support team and the IT Learning Programme, and will be held at IT Services in the 13 Banbury Road building.

All talks begin at 12:30 and conclude at 1:30.

We hope to see lots of you there!

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