Becker Library releases FY20 annual report

Becker Library’s FY20 annual report is now available. It is easy to lose sight of all that Becker Library accomplished last year before the pandemic hit, but that work and those successes should not be overshadowed. So much is different now, yet, in many ways, the daily work of the library remains unchanged. Our commitment  [Read more]

Keep it simple when communicating about COVID-19

In the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the general public has been asked to learn many public health terms. “Novel virus,” “social distancing” and “contact tracing” are now part of our everyday language. Meanwhile, we know that the average adult struggles to understand health information. But it is even more complex when communicating about a  [Read more]

Preparing for the costs of data management and sharing plans

Data management and sharing plans are becoming a more common requirement from funders. The NSF requires a data management plan (DMP) for grant submissions, which includes a section describing how data will be shared. The NIH has released a draft of a data management and sharing policy that, when implemented, will require a description of  [Read more]