Science and Informatics

Check out Dataset Catalog beta from the National Library of Medicine

Earlier this year, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the launch of the beta version of a new online tool called the Dataset Catalog. This tool is intended to be the “PubMed of datasets” to help users search, find and retrieve datasets in multiple repositories through a single, user-friendly interface. Dataset Catalog beta currently  [Read more]

Announcements, Science and Informatics

Check out our New and Improved WUSTL REDCap Confluence Documentation!

The WUSTL REDCap Confluence Documentation recently received a major upgrade following the migration from version 7 and system update to version 14.  The documentation contains several pages of information, shareable links, and tools to help WUSTL REDCap users work more efficiently in the WUSTL Instance of REDCap.  Some highlights include: 1. A new Frequently Asked  [Read more]

Mastering Information, Science and Informatics

How to Make Your Protocols Complete, Interactive, and Citable

Are you frustrated by incomplete methods in publications that lack critical details? Are you seeking a simple solution to document comprehensive step-by-step protocols, complete with information on reagents and equipment, and a dedicated space to note any protocol deviations? In research settings, reproducible experimental methods are of utmost importance. Fortunately, protocols.io offers a solution where  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Extensive Research Computing Resource: O’Reilly Online Learning Platform

Start with the basics or boost your current research computing and programming skills with self-paced on-the-go online trainings availble in the O’Reilly Online Learning platform. The platform provides over 30,000 full-text e-books and videos on computing, databases, networking, operating systems, programming, software engineering, .NET, Cisco products, Web design, Java, XML and more. The platform is  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

Free Bioinformatics Training at WUSM

Becker Medical Library offers free trainings to introduce researchers to the fundamentals of biomedical research computing, basic programming concepts and tools, and to prepare researchers for ongoing learning. Have you participated in any of the introductory genomic data analysis workshops through Becker Medical Library?  Are you interested in additional in-depth training to learn more about  [Read more]

Mastering Information, Science and Informatics

Introducing the FDP NIH Data Management and Sharing Pilot

Are you working on a Data Management and Sharing (DMS) Plan for your NIH grant application under the 2023 NIH DMS policy (NOT-OD-21-013) and curious about the evaluation metric? Check out NIH’s ongoing pilot with DMS Plan templates Alpha and Bravo. The Federal Demonstration Partnership (FDP) NIH DMS Pilot, launched on March 1, 2023, is  [Read more]

Mastering Information, Science and Informatics

Listen: Designing training and support in a new era of democratized data

How can WashU transform to enable rapid cycles of learning, publishing, and implementation of ideas, all accessible to faculty and students alike? Chris Sorensen, PhD, Senior Support Scientist at the Becker Medical Library, joined the Talk Data Podcast from MDClone to discuss how WashU has designed its training and support in a new era of  [Read more]

Science and Informatics

January and February R Workshops: Slides, Code and Recordings Available

Becker Library’s Research Computing group provides the following free introduction to R workshops geared towards those new to programming and R: • Introduction to R – Data Exploration and Manipulation Using R base • Introduction to R – Data Visualization Using R base • Introduction to R – Data Visualization in R Using ggplot2 •  [Read more]

Mastering Information, Science and Informatics

Introduction to PIDs: What They Are and How to Use Them

Persistent Unique Identifiers (PIDs), also known as Digital Persistent Identifiers (DPIs), are globally unique, persistent, machine-resolvable digital identifiers with an associated metadata schema. A PID identifies and locates an entity regardless of where it is hosted or published and enables its unambiguous and long-term identification. PIDs are an essential component of the research ecosystem, linking  [Read more]

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