Research Matters dives into big data projects, management services at UO

After a three-year hiatus, Research Matters is back in print with a fresh approach to the Center for the Study of Women in Society’s mission to create, fund, share, and support research on gender.

Rather than sharing the end results CSWS faculty affiliate research, the new issue aims to support faculty and graduate students at the beginning of their projects by looking into the challenges and opportunities of “Diving into Big Data.”

With most federal funders now requiring data management plans with application, scientists and humanists alike are seeking trainings and consultations with UO Knight Library’s Data Services. The spring issue of Research Matters features interviews with three CSWS faculty affiliates whose work spans the quantitative-qualitative divide, as well as interviews with Data Services staff about how they can help faculty and students across campus prepare for their data-based projects.

“The humanities, the social sciences, the hard sciences — they’re all taking a look at these materials as new ways of exploring interesting questions,” said Jonathan Cain, interim director of digital strategies in the Knight Library.

Click here to read the new issue.

Update on library services for Spring term

While the coronavirus crisis has closed campus buildings, the UO Libraries are still open for business and ready to support your research and teaching needs.

According to an update from Cain, “Data Services has transitioned all our services to support remote learning, teaching, and research. Schedule remote statistical and research data management consultations via our department websiteClick here for instructions on accessing our virtual drop-in statistical consulting desk, which is available from 11-4, Monday through Friday during the Spring term.”

In addition, Cain says, “Consult our workshop pages to view and register for our full slate of remote workshops. The Aerial Photography Research Service continues to fulfill academic research requests, and we offer GIS and Map reference remotely.”

UO Libraries also offers many Services for Remote Teaching and Services for Remote Learning to support faculty and staff during this unique time.  

—By Jenée Wilde, CSWS Research Dissemination Specialist, Career Instructor of English