Category Archives: Data

Looking for statistical data for your Social Sciences research?

Picture of graphs and chartsCalling all Social Sciences researchers looking for statistical data (or creating their own data). On Tuesday 9 May Bodleian Libraries will be running a workshop looking at key data archives for tracking down statistical data to support your research and how to access and cite the data that you find.

In addition, we will talk about Oxford’s own data repository, ORA-Data where you can deposit any data that you generate as part of your own research.

The workshop will take place Tuesday 9 May 10.00-12.00 at the Information Skills Training Room in the Social Science Library. Please be sure to book your place online.

Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA

MANTRA is an acclaimed online independent learning course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management. We are running a workshop to introduce MANTRA and to look at how research data management forms an integral part of the research process. You will also have the opportunity to begin the online course. Aimed at postgraduates and researchers, this session will be particularly useful for DPhil students and early career researchers who are starting a research project.

Book online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA
(Monday 7th November 14:00-15:30)

Data, data, data…for Social Scientists

If you need data for your Social Science research then you should come to next Thursday’s Bodleian iSkills workshop on Social Science Data Archives and Statistical Databases.  The workshop will cover both macro and micro  data sources including national data archives, subscription services and databases available at Oxford University,  economic and business data and more.  The session which will be led by the Bodleian Libraries Data Librarian and will not only introduce the main databases and tools but also discuss how to use them effectively in your research.

Booking for this workshop which will take place on Thursday  3 November 14.00-16.00 at the Social Science Library is essential.

Help with the new REF Open Access requirements

Come along to this hands-on session in the Centre for Digital Scholarship to find out about the new REF Open Access requirements and how to deposit publications and data into ORA.  The session will cover:

  • Open Access (OA) at the University of Oxford, including author identifiers and mechanisms for funder / publisher compliance, followed by an opportunity to explore the Open Access Oxford website
  • resource discovery using the Oxford University Research Archive (ORA) and content indexing, including Google and Google Scholar, with an opportunity to put this into practice
  • Symplectic Elements – the university’s tool for REF compliance and the deposit mechanism for ORA, including time with the Symplectic Elements software
  • Research Data Management support at the Bodleian, including data deposit requirements by funders and a chance to deposit a dataset

There will be plenty of time for questions and practical support for publication and data deposit.

Bodleian iSkills: ORA – discovery and digital curation of scholarly output
(Wednesday 25th November 13.00-16.00) week 7
Presenters: iSkills in collaboration with Centre for Digital Scholarship, led by Sarah Barkla, with contributions from Juliet Ralph, Dr F Eugenio Barrio-Madias, Jason Partridge, David Tomkins.
Online booking is essential. >Book a place or visit the Bodleian Digital Scholarship Centre for further information.

Data for your research

Social Science data services provide archives of data for use by researchers and students. To find out more, come along to  Bodleian Libraries workshop, “WISER:  Social Sciences Data Services” on Tuesday 20 Novemeber 2.00-4.00 pm.      The session will provide an overview of the available services and exercises with the Economic and Social Data Service and ICPSR (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research).

Please book your place online.