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Storage Scores: Store and Back Up Data at McMaster

Storage Scores: Store and Back Up Data at McMaster Online

From very small tabular datasets to mid-size mixed methods records to the titan data for Advanced Research Computing, researchers at McMaster have a wide range of needs for storing research data. But what options are available? What are some workflows when you're working alone vs with a research team? What's available if you need a bit more?

Join us for a session on research data storage and backup. In this workshop, we'll start with an overview of different storage platforms available to you as a researcher, their features and drawbacks, and outline data backup and security principles. Then, we'll share information about the Digital Research Alliance of Canada's annual Resource Allocation Competition and how researchers can start working with large-scale computational resources.

Note: This webinar will be for researchers who are curious about the Resource Allocation Competition but have not accessed it yet. For those who are already accessing it and would like more information, please see the Intermediate High-Performance Computing session with Sergey Mashchenko.

Details: This virtual workshop will be recorded. The recording will be posted to the Sherman Centre's Online Learning Catalogue.

Facilitator Bios: John Fink's (he/they) talents lie in complex and innovative systems administration and project management. He also has an interest in the maker/hacker element in digital scholarship, and is frequently spotted tinkering with esoteric hardware. If you are interested in having the Sherman Centre support your project, John is an excellent first contact. Email John at jfink@mcmaster.ca.

Danica Evering (they/them) is McMaster's Research Data Management Specialist. They hold expansive experience with research support, education, project management, advocacy, and knowledge translation; with fluency in social practice art, healthcare, community research, data, and systems development. Danica supports students, postdocs, faculty, and staff with RDM through the data lifecycle—Data Management Plans, storage and backup, data security, data sharing. With an MA in Media Studies from Concordia, they are interested in fostering RDM within curious scholars and disciplines. Email Danica at everingd@mcmaster.ca.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
10:30am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

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