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Library Workshops for Researchers

The university libraries are holding these excellent workshops that will be of considerable interest to our college. The first of these is a workshop on managing qualtiative data, which will be particularly useful. Freel free to contact the libraries for more details.

Managing and Sharing Data from Qualitative Research

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
12 – 1 p.m.
Location: Online

As funder and journal expectations around research data management and sharing evolve, researchers’ strategies for managing their data must also advance. Research using qualitative methods generates data that pose specific challenges requiring particular approaches. In this Libraries-hosted workshop, staff from the Qualitative Data Repository ( will discuss some of the idiosyncrasies inherent in qualitative data management and provide an overview of the QDR.

Intro to Research Data Repositories: Finding a Home for Your Data

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Online

Have you recently found yourself in the process of submitting a manuscript for publication, only to be confused by a request to upload your data to a repository for public access? Have you applied for grant funding that specifies data sharing as one of the terms of award? This workshop will introduce the topic of data repositories – what they are, what they should be used for, and how to find an appropriate one for your data. We will also introduce the Dryad Data Repository, NC State’s local solution for data sharing.

Research Data Management 101

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
1 – 5 p.m.

Location: East Learning Lab A 2112, Hill Library

Managing your data and other research projects is an integral skill for researchers, but rarely taught in graduate curricula. Starting a research project is a daunting prospect and many of the decisions you make will have a significant effect on the final quality of your research products. This workshop will provide a framework to understand the decisions that need to be made during the course of a research project. We will provide guidance on best practices and tools available to help you more efficiently manage your research. At the end of the workshop you will create an initial working plan for managing your data you can use for your own research.