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Researching in Troubled Times: A Community Exchange About Impacts of COVID-19

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 4:30am to 5:30am
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The current pandemic has disrupted nearly every aspect of normal life across the globe. Researchers at Berkeley also face particular challenges: funding losses and interruptions; lack of access to lab spaces and equipment; loss of data and specimens; and for those working with community partners and underrepresented populations, new vulnerabilities and inequities. Graduate and post-doctoral students also face a tough job market, and early career researchers are disproportionately affected in terms of tenure, promotion, and grant prospects. At the same time, some Berkeley researchers have emerged as leaders and innovators in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, and shifting priorities, new collaborations, and new funding streams are creating other opportunities.

 

 

Workshops & demos for researchers: Reproducibility, Security, HPC, and Cloud. Feb 11-14 is Love Data Week!

Love Data Week 2019, graphic

Please join us for a series of events on February 11th-15th during Love Data Week

This nationwide campaign is designed to raise awareness about data management, security, sharing, and preservation. Students, researchers, librarians and data specialists are invited to attend these events to gain hands on experience, learn about resources, and engage in discussion around data needs throughout the research process.

Getting the sources you need for your text mining project

Text mining sources flowchart

You have a great research question that you want to answer with text data mining (TDM) methods, and you've got some Python under your belt or you've decided to see what you can learn from a browser-based tool like Voyant. You're ready to get started on a computational text analysis project. But wait!

Where do you get the texts?

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Go from Analog to Digital Texts with OCR

An early modern text (English)

A collection of digitized texts marks the start of a research project —  or does it?

For many social sciences and humanities researchers, creating searchable, editable, and machine-readable digital texts out of heaps of paper in archival boxes or from books painstakingly sourced from overlooked corners of the library can be a tedious, time-consuming process.

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Survey launched about “Understanding researcher needs and values about software”

Software is as important as data when it comes to building upon existing scholarship. However, while there has been a small amount of research into how researchers find, adopt, and credit software, there is currently a lack of empirical data on how researchers use, share, and value software and computer code.

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