Announcements, Science and Informatics

Becker Library to expand data management and sharing services

Starting with the Jan. 25, 2023, grant cycle, all NIH grant submissions will be required to include a two-page data management and sharing plan. The plan outlines how the investigator will store, protect, and ultimately share research data generated from NIH funds. In response to this new NIH requirement, as well as growing data management  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

WashU BioRender licensing helps users create professional scientific figures in minutes

You asked for it – now it’s here! Washington University Information Technology recently announced that BioRender is now available for purchase through the Software Licensing software catalog (please note you must be on a WashU network or connected via VPN to view this site). BioRender is a web-based application loaded with icons and templates designed to  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

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]

Science and Informatics

Research Computing Resources During COVID-19

The new Research Infrastructure Services (RIS) Scientific Compute Platform is a high performance computing resource open to all WashU researchers. Billing for services will be waived until FY22 to give researchers time to use the service and budget for usage. Recordings of the April compute platform training sessions are available via WUSTL Box. See the  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

The Case for Open Data

Last week, Becker Library premiered a new video, “The Case for Open Data,” during Open Access Week. The video features three researchers discussing the value and benefit of open science, open data and open access on their work. Scientists may be more or less familiar with these “open” concepts depending on their specialty as well  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Use Validated Data Collection Instruments and Avoid Reinventing the Wheel

Data collection instruments such as surveys, questionnaires and intake forms that have been rigorously tested for validity often exist but are not always easy to find. Using existing validated instruments reduces duplication of effort, promotes harmonization of data collection standards, adds credibility to results and allows for comparison of results across studies. Options for locating  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Research Data Storage, Data Curation, & Compute Seminar

Join the Research IT Services team and the University Libraries for an overview of high-performance research storage services available at WUSTL. The Research Storage Project provides access to 5TB of active high-performance data storage at no cost to WUSTL faculty members. This seminar will provide technical information and training on the storage services and research  [Read more]

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