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Spring 2018 Data Science Short Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services is offering a 1-credit data science course in Spring 2018 through the Data Science Institute: Data Wrangling in Python and the Public Interest Data Lab. Open to all, these courses are designed to provide short, guided training and practice on relevant data science skills. DS 6501 Data Wrangling in Python (1 credit, […]

Announcing the Data Purchase Program

Did you know that UVA Library will consider purchasing datasets for you?  It’s true! We are launching a new Data Purchase Program for UVA-affiliated researchers.  Awards are directed at smaller research needs (around $1,000 to $5,000).  However, the total amount available will depend on the number of applications and the potential overall impact on UVA’s […]

Endangered Data Week (April 17-21)

  The UVa Library is hosting a number of events as part of Endangered Data Week (April 17-21), a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. Below is the current […]

Fall 2017 Data Science Short Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services is offering a 1-credit data science course in Fall 2017 through the Data Science Institute: Data Wrangling and Exploration in R. DS 6559-001 Data Wrangling and Exploration in R (1 credit, meets the first five weeks of the semester) Clay Ford T,R 12:30-1:45 from 8/22/2017-9/21/2017 New Cabell Hall 489 This course covers […]

2017-18 StatLab Fellows

The UVA Library’s Research Data Services is seeking StatLab Fellows for the 2017-2018 academic year. Responding to growing interest in applied data science experience along with a developing movement to use data and data science for the public interest, the program provides up to four UVA graduate students experience working collaboratively, openly, and reproducibly on […]

Welcome Meagan

Meagan Christensen joined our Social, Natural, and Engineering Sciences team in August as our new Social Science Librarian, and we are thrilled to have her with us! Meagan will be working with the Economics, Politics, Psychology, and Sociology departments, engaging with students and faculty on their research and information needs — in the classroom, through […]

Welcome Jenn!

Jenn Huck joined the data services team in June as our new Data Librarian, and we’re excited to have her on board! Jenn will be working with researchers at all levels to find and access datasets and sources, building and representing the library’s data collections, and contributing her vision and expertise to keep advancing our […]

Fall 2016 Data Science Short Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services is offering a 1-credit short course series in collaboration with the Data Science Institute. The graduate-level short courses meet for 5 weeks, and are designed to provide some focused, hands-on training on different topics and tools; researchers from any discipline are welcome to join in the fun. To register search for Subject […]

UVA DataFest!

ASA DataFestTM is coming to UVA! Over the weekend of March 18-20, student teams can compete in a data analysis challenge, working on a surprise data set. At the end of the weekend, teams will present their insights to a panel of judges, with prizes for Best Insight, Best Visualization, and Best Use of External Data. […]

Data Science Sponsored Courses

The Library’s Research Data Services will be offering 1-credit short courses again this spring in partnership with the Data Science Institute: Data Wrangling in R and Applied Causal Inference. The graduate-level short courses meet for 5 weeks, and are designed to provide some focused, hands-on training on different topics and tools; researchers from any discipline are […]