Upcoming Research Data Events

Emerging Trends in Research Data

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Date and Time: Friday, October 11, 2024, noon-1pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speakers:

Eric Giegerich, Director, UC Berkeley IPIRA Industry Alliances Office (IAO)

UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) | Send or Receive Data or Materials

Research data has grown substantially in volume and prominence in recent years. Data is not only ubiquitous, but a new proficiency is now expected. Yet emerging regimes and contractual requirements for data security, privacy, management, and sharing have seen a parallel skyrocketing growth rate. The result is that despite its prevalence, data has become harder to receive, use, secure, and share. In this discussion, we will explore these emerging trends as well as what the university is doing, and what researchers can do, to overcome these challenges and get started on the research.

Eric Giegerich, JD, MA, is the Director of UC Berkeley’s Industry Alliances Office. IAO facilitates industry-university collaboration, including negotiating a variety of research agreements with industry. IAO also negotiates all incoming research data use agreements for the Berkeley campus.


Cybersecurity for Researchers

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Date and Time: Tuesday, October 22, 2024, 1-2pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speakers:

Information Security Office and Research IT

This webinar will focus on secure campus tools and services that Research IT and Berkeley IT offer to Researchers, tips on navigating campus cybersecurity responsibilities and processes, and cybersecurity best practices for keeping your research data and subjects safe.


Protecting Your Human Subjects Data

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Date and Time: Friday, October 25, 2024, noon-1pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speakers:

Adrienne Tanner, Assistant Director, Office for Protection of Human Subjects
Colleen Kohashi, Institutional Review Board Analyst/Administrator, Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS-2)

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects | Compliance Services

People who volunteer to participate as subjects in research do so with the understanding that the researcher(s) will protect their identity and the information obtained about them from inadvertent or inappropriate disclosure. All human subject research protocols must have in place an acceptable and documented procedure for the protection of identifiable and/or confidential information before the protocol will be approved. Assistant Director Adrienne Tanner and IRB Administrator Colleen Kohashi from the Office for Protection of Human Subjects will speak about general data security requirements and IRB review. Q&A to follow the presentation.


Traveling with your Research Data – Implications of Taking your Data Abroad

Registration information coming soon

Date and Time: TBD, Fall 2024, noon-1pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speaker:

Brian Warshawsky, Director of Research Ethics and Compliance

Learn about protecting research data while traveling. Research data are the property of The Regents of the University of California regardless of the medium or ownership where the research data is collected or stored. This includes research data that is collected or stored on personal devices.


How to Read Your Data Use Agreement

Registration information coming soon

Date and Time: TBD, Fall 2024, noon-1pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speakers:

Erica Ballinger, Industry Contracts Officer, UC Berkeley IPIRA Industry Alliances Office (IAO)

UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) | Send or Receive Data or Materials

You’re receiving data, and the provider sends you their Data Use Agreement. Come learn what the terms mean, what should be negotiated, what the Industry Alliances Office does and how we can help you, and how to manage the data set once you have it. Bring your questions for a vital Q&A.

Erica Ballinger is an Industry Contracts Officer in UC Berkeley’s Industry Alliances Office. IAO facilitates industry-university collaboration, including negotiating a variety of research agreements with industry. IAO also negotiates all incoming research data use agreements for the Berkeley campus.


Previous Research Data Brown Bags and Events


Sharing Your Data with Third Parties

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Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, noon-1pm PST

Guest Speakers:

Terri Sale, Associate Director, UC Berkeley IPIRA Office of Technology Licensing

UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) | Send or Receive Data or Materials

Data has grown in both importance and complexity, and sharing data with third parties is no exception. Come learn about data sharing agreements, both their challenges and opportunities. Bring your questions for a vital Q&A.

Terri Sale is an Associate Director in the UC Berkeley Office of Technology Licensing where she licenses UC Berkeley’s materials and innovations in gene editing, research tools, and other life science technologies.

How to Read Your Data Use Agreement

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Date and Time: Friday, May 3, 2024, noon-1pm PST

Guest Speakers:

Eric Giegerich, Director, UC Berkeley IPIRA Industry Alliances Office (IAO)

UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) | Send or Receive Data or Materials

You’re receiving data, and the provider sends you their Data Use Agreement. Come learn what the terms mean, what should be negotiated, what the Industry Alliances Office does and how we can help you, and how to manage the data set once you have it. Bring your questions for a vital Q&A.

Eric Giegerich is the Director of UC Berkeley’s Industry Alliances Office. IAO facilitates industry-university collaboration, including negotiating a variety of research agreements with industry. IAO also negotiates all incoming research data use agreements for the Berkeley campus.


Research and Data Security

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Date and Time: Thursday, April 25, 2024, noon-1pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speakers:

Kairi Williams and Brian Warshawsky

Undue foreign government influence and research security have become hot topics in recent years, and data is no exception. Come learn about best practices for research and data security in your lab. 

Kairi Williams is Assistant Vice Chancellor — Research Administration and Compliance.
Brian Warshawsky is the Director of Research Ethics and Compliance.


Complex Data Use Agreements in the Forum for Collaborative Research

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Date and Time: Friday, April 12, 2024, noon-1pm PST
Location: Virtual

Guest Speaker:

Chris Hoffman, IT & Operational Director, Forum for Collaborative Research

Forum for Collaborative Research, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The Forum for Collaborative Research in the School of Public Health is developing the Data & Analysis Center to bring together clinical trial data from multiple pharmaceutical companies and other sources. The required Data Use Agreements are particularly complex, and the Forum has relied on expertise in multiple campus offices. In this talk, Chris will describe how the DUA template was developed, the negotiation process with companies around GDPR and intellectual property issues, and resources like the SRDC Platform that are being used.

Chris Hoffman is the IT and Operational Director in the Forum for Collaborative Research, Berkeley School of Public Health. Prior to this position, Chris was Associate Director for Research IT and co-founder of the UC Berkeley Research Data Management program.


UC Love Data Week 2024

Date and Time: February 12 - 16, 2024

Guest Speakers:

Various

UC Libraries and their partners are collaborating on another UC-wide “Love Data Week” from February 12-16, 2024. This will be a jam-packed week of talks, presentations, and workshops all about data! All members of the UC community are invited to attend these events to gain hands-on experience, learn about resources, and engage in discussions about data.

Visit the UC Love Data Week Website to learn more.


Sharing Your Data with Third Parties

Date and Time: Thursday, November 9, noon-1pm PST

Guest Speakers:

Terri Sale, Associate Director, UC Berkeley IPIRA Office of Technology Licensing

UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) | Send or Receive Data or Materials

Data has grown in both importance and complexity, and sharing data with third parties is no exception. Come learn about data sharing agreements, both their challenges and opportunities. Bring your questions for a vital Q&A.

Terri Sale is an Associate Director in the UC Berkeley Office of Technology Licensing where she licenses UC Berkeley’s materials and innovations in gene editing, research tools, and other life science technologies.


How to Read Your Data Use Agreement

Date and Time: Thursday, October 19, noon-1pm PST

Guest Speakers:

Eric Giegerich, Director, UC Berkeley IPIRA Industry Alliances Office (IAO)

UC Berkeley Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) | Send or Receive Data or Materials

You’re receiving data, and the provider sends you their Data Use Agreement. Come learn what the terms mean, what should be negotiated, what the Industry Alliances Office does and how we can help you, and how to manage the data set once you have it. Bring your questions for a vital Q&A.

Eric Giegerich is the Director of UC Berkeley’s Industry Alliances Office. IAO facilitates industry-university collaboration, including negotiating a variety of research agreements with industry. IAO also negotiates all incoming research data use agreements for the Berkeley campus.


Research and Data Security

Date and Time: Friday, September 22, noon-1pm PST

Guest Speakers:

Kairi Williams, Assistant Vice Chancellor for UC Berkeley Research Administration and Compliance

Brian Warshawsky, Director, Berkeley Research Ethics and Compliance

UC Berkeley Research Administration and Compliance (RAC)

Foreign influence and research security have become hot topics in recent years, and data is no exception. Come learn about best practices for research and data security in your lab. Bring your questions for a vital Q&A.

Kairi Williams is Assistant Vice Chancellor — Research Administration and Compliance.

Brian Warshawsky is the Director of Research Ethics and Compliance.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) implemented a new Data Management and Sharing Policy on January 25, 2023, representing the agency's continued commitment to share and make broadly available the results of publicly funded biomedical research. 

Learn more through the following webinars.


How the UC Research Data Policy Supports the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

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Date and Time: Friday, October 6, 2022, 12pm

Guest Speaker:

Agnes Balla, Research Policy Manager, Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (RPAC), UC Office of the President

Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (RPAC) | UC Office of the President

Research data are the currency of the intellectual capital that advance the research enterprise. The value of research data in advancing academic scholarship is increasingly apparent. Many research funders support making research results openly available to stimulate further research, innovation and discovery, and impose obligations on award recipients to maintain and share results of the funding. For example, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) expect grantees to submit data management plans for making information available to others.

Both investigators and research institutions have rights and responsibilities with respect to research data. Come learn about the UC Research Data Policy, and how this policy supports the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy.

Agnes Balla is a Research Policy Manager within the Research Policy Analysis and Coordination (RPAC) unit of UC Office of the President. In her current position, she works collaboratively with others across multiple content areas to develop written guidance translating complex regulatory requirements into practical operational terms, particularly on topics related to human subjects research, data access and management, and cannabis research. She has written systemwide guidance documents and produced resources pertaining to the Common Rule, the NIH single IRB mandate, the NIH management data sharing policy, safeguarding information protected by federal Certificates of Confidentiality placed in the medical record, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, cannabis research requirements, and California state laws on surrogate consent and prisoner research, among others. Prior to this role, Agnes worked for the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she developed recommendations for the integration of mental health and substance use disorder services into combined behavioral health services. Agnes received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Public Health and her Master of Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Industry Alliance Office and Sponsored Projects Office.


Introducing the Secure Research Data and Compute (SRDC) Platform

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Date and Time: Friday, November 13, 2020, 12pm

Guest Speakers:

Chris Hoffman, Associate Director of Research IT

Research IT | at UC Berkeley

In this presentation and discussion, we will describe the SRDC Platform, a new research computing and data management platform for researchers working with highly sensitive data, that brings together high performance computing (HPC), virtual machines, and large data storage and movement. Research IT consultants work with researchers to help determine the security that is required for their research data and project, and can help steer researchers to the appropriate systems and resources, including the SRDC Platform.


Data and Privacy: FERPA and Recruiting Research Subjects

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Date and Time: Friday, November 6, 2020, 12pm

Guest Speakers:

Scott Seaborn, Interim Campus Privacy Officer

About the Privacy Office | Office of Ethics

As researchers in higher education look to capitalize on the vast treasure trove of student data held by universities, it is important to pause and consider the implications of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) on student data sets. In some ways, FERPA is more restrictive than other privacy laws such as HIPAA, and in other ways it is less restrictive. Campus Privacy Officer, Scott Seaborn, will discuss the implications of FERPA on research in higher education and provide some tools to help researchers ensure that their studies comply with FERPA.


How do I Purchase Data, and What is Appendix DS?

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Date and Time: Friday, October 30, 2020, 12pm

Guest Speakers:

Mike Murphy, Procurement Manager

Procurement | Supply Chain Management

For those that purchase sensitive data or may share institutional information with third-party suppliers, this discussion will provide a better understanding of how and when to incorporate the UC Appendix Data Security (PDF) terms and conditions into purchasing agreements/purchase orders with suppliers.


Protecting Your Human Subjects Data

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Date and Time: Friday, October 23, 2020, 12pm

Guest Speakers:

Adrienne Tanner, Asst. Director, Office for Protection of Human Subjects

Colleen Kohashi, Institutional Review Board Analyst/Administrator, Committee for Protection of Human Subjects (CPHS-2)

Office for the Protection of Human Subjects | Compliance Services

People who volunteer to participate as subjects in research do so with the understanding that the researcher(s) will protect their identity and the information obtained about them from inadvertent or inappropriate disclosure. All human subject research protocols must have in place an acceptable and documented procedure for the protection of identifiable and/or confidential information before the protocol will be approved. Assistant Director Adrienne Tanner and IRB Administrator Colleen Kohashi from the Office for Protection of Human Subjects will speak about general data security requirements and IRB review. Q&A to follow the presentation. 


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Introduction to containers on Savio: creating reproducible, scalable, & portable workflows

Introduction to containers on Savio: creating reproducible, scalable, & portable workflows

This training will introduce you to the key concepts and tools for using containers, in particular, Docker and Singularity containers. Containers make it easy to install software, move your computation between different computing environments, and make your workflow reproducible. The training will focus on the use of Singularity on Savio, the campus high-performance computing cluster, including how to use Docker images by Singularity in a cluster environment. Topics will include: -Overview of why you might use containers -Running containers (using Singularity) on Savio, including using Docker images -Building containers -Using containers for parallel computation with MPI -Using containers with GPUs -Where to find pre-built containers -Reproducibility Please follow these instructions to install Singularity ahead of the training. We will have consultants available starting at 3:15 to answer any questions in advance of the training.