Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management – Spring 2016

January 22, 2016

by Cameron Cook & Brianna Marshall

Research Data Services is an interdisciplinary organization committed to advancing research data management practice on the UW-Madison campus. We focus on providing researchers with the tools and resources that support their efforts to store, analyze, and share data.

We are also one of the services available to you through Digital Library Services. We can help manage your data, answer your questions about data management plans, or provide education and training to your classroom or lab.


The Rebecca J. Holz series in Research Data Management (also known as the Brown Bag Series) is a monthly lecture series hosted during the spring and fall academic semesters. Research Data Services invites speakers from a variety of disciplines to talk about the ways in which they work with data. The Holz series provides a chance to highlight the exciting research happening on our campus, as well as a way to build a community that is engaged in discussion around the emerging and fast-changing ways we interact with, use, and tell stories through data.

This spring, Research Data Services is excited to announce three new talks:

February 17th – “Community-Supported Data Repositories in Paleoecoinformatics: Building the Middle Tail” – Jack Williams & Simon Goring, Department of Geography

March 9th – “Computational Methods for the Social Sciences” – Alex Hanna, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology

April 13th – “labElephant: A Metadatabase Application for Managing the Research Endeavor” – Robert A. Haworth, Distinguished Scientist Emeritus

If you would like to see our past talks, you can find a write up of each on the RDS blog along with links to the archived slides. Research Data Services was lucky to hear from a wide variety of speakers this past fall – among them you will find UW’s Chief Data Officer Jason Fishbain, staff and faculty from the Department of Geography, a professor from the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, as well as a PhD student from the Department of English.

All talks are held in Memorial 126 from 12-1pm. Feel free to bring your lunch! We hope to see you there!