Education

Data Management Courses

The Odum Institute posts short video classes, video presentations from classes held at Odum, and video presentations regarding information on our services and tips on using specialized software.  Please note that these are best viewed using Internet Explorer and may not run smoothly on older versions of Firefox.

Overview of REDCap and CDART Clinical Data Management Systems

November 27: 1–2 p.m.

Clarence Potter, Clinical Data Manager, NC Translational and Clinical Science Institute (NC TraCS)

This talk provides a brief introduction to the REDCap and the CDART clinical data management systems that the NC TraCS Institute provides to the university community. These two systems enable Electronic Data Capture (EDC) and are hosted and managed by TraCS. REDCap is a tool that investigators can use themselves to create the forms for storing data related to their research projects. CDART is a more extensive tool for complex/multi-center trials and requires programmer support (at this time) to develop the forms and reports.

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Services and Resources for Research Computing at UNC-Chapel Hill

October 31, 2012: 11 a.m.-12 noon

14 Manning Hall

Presenter: Mark Reed, Director, ITS Research Computing

This session provides a brief introduction to the services, resources and projects Research Computing makes available to the university community. Attendees will hear how they can use these resources and services to better serve their research needs. Some of the topics to be covered include the Virtual Computing Lab, Training Opportunities, Compute Clusters, Software, Mass Storage, TarHeel Linux, and Secure Data Exchange.

The Data Management Short Course series was initiated in November 2010 to examine funders' data management plan requirements and discuss resources available to assist researchers in preparing plans.

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DMPTool

April 26, 2012: 12-1 p.m.
14 Manning Hall

As of January 2011, the National Science Foundation began requiring the submission of data management plans with grant proposals, and many other funders have followed suit (e.g., NEH, IMLS). The DMPTool provides general guidance and assistance for researchers needing to create a data management plan. This tool is the product of a collaborative endeavor and is a service of the University of California Curation Center (UC3) and the California Digital Library. This brown bag session will demonstrate the functionality of the DMPTool, will provide a tutorial on how to use it, and will offer some basic information on the importance of data management plans. In addition, the session will share the added resources the UNC community has at its disposal as a participating institution.

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Data Security: Policies and Regulations Impacting Research Data

March 20: 10-11:30 a.m.

This course will address various aspects of managing and protecting sensitive research data. Panelists will discuss campus policies, human subjects protection requirements and government regulations that impact how research data is managed. Presenters include:

  • Stan Waddell, Director ITS Security - UNC data security policies/requirements
  • Marc Tillett, Associate Director for Infrastructure and Operations, Office of Research Information Systems - IRB requirements for data security
  • Dennis Schmidt, School of Medicine OIS Director and HIPAA Security Officer - HIPAA requirements for data security
  • Juli Tenney, Research Compliance Officer – Privacy, FISMA and other regulations applicable to research data, and how breaches are treated by Federal and NC State Law
For the Waddell lecture slides, click here.
For the Tillett lecture slides, click here.
For the Schmidt lecture slides, click here.
For the Tenney lecture slides, click here.

Click here for the online presentation.

Considerations and Strategies for Handling Sensitive SPATIAL Research Data

May 10, 2011: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
14 Manning Hall

Presenter: Brian Frizzelle, Head, Carolina Population Center's Spatial Analysis Services

Research data involving human subjects present significant challenges for data sharing, but even more so when the data are analyzed in Geographic Information Systems (i.e., dynamic mapping software) and presented on maps. Brian Frizzelle from the UNC Carolina Population Center (CPC) will discuss key considerations for researchers for protecting sensitive data when presenting GIS analyses.

The course is second of several which will address various aspects of managing and protecting sensitive research data.

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Considerations and Strategies for Handling Sensitive Research Data

March 29, 2011: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
14 Manning Hall

Nancy Dole, Deputy Director for Research Services and Joyce Tabor, Add Health Project Data Manager
(both of the Carolina Population Center)

Research data involving human subjects present significant challenges for data sharing as promoted by funding agency requirements. Nancy Dole and Joyce Tabor from the UNC Carolina Population Center (CPC) will discuss key considerations for researchers collecting personally identifiable information and other sensitive data. They will present the CPC's National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) Project (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth ) as a case study of a research study involving sensitive data and discuss strategies utilized in this project for managing, protecting, de-identifying and sharing that data.

This course is the first of several which will address various aspects of managing and protecting sensitive research data.

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For the slides, click here.

Understanding Data Management Plans and Funder Requirements

November 9, 2010: 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
14 Manning Hall

As funding agencies move to require data management plans in all proposals, planning for research data management is not only good practice, but increasingly a necessity. In this session, we will discuss key considerations for managing research data, examine the details of the recently released NSF data management plan requirements, and identify campus and other resources to assist researchers in preparing data management plans.

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Data Management Resources at UNC: The Dataverse Network and the Carolina Digital Repository

November 16, 2010: 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
14 Manning Hall

UNC has an abundance of data and information management resources. In this session, we will describe some of the local repository resources and help researchers decide which are most appropriate for their application. Details of services provided by the Carolina Digital Repository and the Dataverse Network will provide insight into these services.

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For the slides, click here.

Creating Your Own Dataverse Network (DVN)

Click here to watch a Mediasite presentation on how to create your own DVN.

(Recorded in March, 2009)