Spring 2022 virtual RAMS mini-forums recordings
VCU research dashboard: an overview from various viewpoints (April 20, 2022): This session provides an overview of the VCU research dashboard, an online system that displays financial and award information for sponsored projects. A panel of experts delves into how engagement with the dashboard differs for various roles and how common issues are identified and resolved.
One VCU Research Strategic Plan: What’s in it? (February 23, 2022): Kathleen Rudasill, PhD, associate dean for research in the School of Education, shares details about the types of research being undertaken in each of the four initiatives of the plan, giving you a better idea of the work being done at VCU to improve the human condition.
Data: Why should I care? (September 23, 2020): Panelists Danielle Dick, PhD; Tina Cunningham; Barry Lanneau, Jr. provide a variety of viewpoints on data, including how data is viewed by the researcher, how our understanding of data may change over time, and how data’s overall importance has implications to the past, present, and future. Each panelist shares a unique perspective with one common theme: why we all should care.
Data through the Years and VCU Data Terms and Terminology (October 1, 2020): John Leonard, PhD discusses the evolution of data and how these changes work and do research and Monal Patel provides information about VCU’s Data Information and Management Council and how information and assets are integral to supporting the university in achieving its mission, including central data resources available to everyone.
Data Responsibility and Building Trust (October 29, 2020): Dan Han, VCU Chief Information Security Officer, discusses how data collection is happening at every turn in our personal and professional lives, including how to be sure those collecting our data are being responsible with it, our responsibilities to keep the data we collect safe, and how to ensure that trust is built and maintained around data.
Disparities and Bias in Data (November 12, 2020): Derek Chapman, PhD, Interim Director for VCU’s Center on Society and Health, provides insight about the nuances of data, including where disparities and bias can still be found. Dr. Chapman sheds light on the ways that data is sometimes presented in ways that are misleading or not entirely straightforward, and how you can better consume the information you’re provided.
It’s All Data to Me: Documentation, Records, and Data Management in Research Teams (April 30, 2020): Nina Exner, PhD, VCU research librarian, talks about how different parts of a study interact in the digitally-fragile remote work environment, provides common strategies for managing research data, data documentation, and study records, and opens the floor for mutual sharing of data and documentation management challenges and solutions.