Research Data Events

UC Love Data Week

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Date and Time: Monday, February 13-Friday, February 17, 2023

Guest Speakers:

Experts from across the University of California system. 

UC Love Data Week is a week-long offering of presentations and workshops focused on data access, management, security, sharing, and preservation. Whether you're working on qualitative or quantitative data, we've got events for you! All members of the University of California community are welcome to attend. Make sure to register with your UC-campus email.

Previous Research Data Brown Bag Events

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. 

Attend a Berkeley Library drop-in workshop this fall for guidance on adapting to the new NIH Data Management and Sharing policy.

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. 

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.