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Online Headlines: Microbiome Meets Big Social Science

From the UW-Madison News: A September workshop sponsored by the Center for the Demography and Health and Aging and the Center for Demography and Ecology, sought to bring UW-Madison biologists and social scientists together to explore the microbial dimensions of human health. “Until … Continue reading

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Open Access, Open Data @ UW: Thu. 10/24

From the Research Data Services Group at UW-Madison Libraries: Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 Location: DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 330 N. Orchard Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Sponsors: UW-Madison Libraries, Research Data Services Group Registration: https://uwmadison.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8wZ5LpYks9Hcqax Description: The libraries of the UW are committed … Continue reading

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2014 ICPSR Research Paper Competition

From the ICPSR web site: ICPSR invites submissions for our 2014 Research Paper Competition from undergraduates and master’s students at member institutions. The purpose of the competitions is to highlight exemplary research papers based on quantitative analysis. We are holding … Continue reading

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Sources for Federal Data During the Shutdown

For multiple U.S. Bureaus and Agencies: ProQuest Statistical Datasets (UW-Madison subscription) Provides access to statistical information produced by U.S. federal agencies, states, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Information available in tabular and graphical form; tables and graphs can be reformatted … Continue reading

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Online Headlines: Without Key Jobs Data, Markets And Economists Left Guessing

Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics website remains online on Day 4 of the U.S. federal government partial shutdown, the last update to the site was made on September 30.  The Department of Labor announced on Thursday that the monthly … Continue reading

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Workshop, UW-Madison, Oct. 8: Tools for Research Data Management

Rebecca J. Holz Series in Research Data Management October 8, 2013, noon-1pm: Tools for Research Data Management Presenters: Jan Cheetham, DoIT Academic Technology; Barry Radler, UW-Madison Institute on Aging; Emily Utzerath, Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence; Cid Frietag, DoIT Academic … Continue reading

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U.S. Federal Data Websites and the Shutdown

Beginning October 1, 2013, the U.S. government entered a partial shutdown.  Major federal data web sites have been affected to varying degrees. As of October 8 (updated): Census Bureau — OFFLINE.  “Due to the lapse in government funding, census.gov sites, … Continue reading

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Introduction to GIS Workshop – Friday, Sept 20th

Introduction to GIS Workshop – Friday, Sept 20th Science Hall – Room 380- 4pm to 6pm Instructors:  Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and GIS Data Librarian, Robinson Map Library Karen Tuerk, GIS Certificate Program Manager, Department of Geography Level:  Beginner Cost:  Free … Continue reading

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SETUPS Voting Behavior: 2012 Election – New Module for Teaching with Data

From ICPSR comes the announcement of a new data instructional module called Voting Behavior: 2012 Election.  The module is a “SETUPS” which stands for Supplementary Empirical Teaching Units in Political Science. From the authors of the project: Charles Prysby and … Continue reading

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New in the DISC Archive: Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE)

The DISC Online Archive is now distributing the Research on Early Life and Aging Trends and Effects (RELATE) study, under the direction of principal investigator Mary McEniry.  The RELATE study compiles cross-national data containing information that can be used to … Continue reading

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