Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UW Data Science Seminar: Sir Philip Campbell

Wednesday, April 5, 3:30 p.m. in Physics/Astronomy Auditorium A118

Sir Philip Campbell, editor-in-chief of Nature, will be presenting “Pressures on principal investigators and their need of support: A consultation” at next week's Data Science Seminar. The Data Science Seminar is free and open to the public.

The role of PIs in sustaining the progress and robustness of research is critically important,and yet the pressures on them - some well advised, some not - seem to keep growing. To help Nature's future coverage of these issues, I will present an overview of some of the key pressures on PIs and invite insights and proposals into how funders, universities and journals might best mitigate them.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

New Tools for Data Exploration


The University of Washington Libraries now subscribe to Data-Planet, an "interactive database [that] allows you to create tables, maps, and figures from a variety of licensed and public data sources" (find it anytime in the A-Z list of databases here). Access the database on-campus or log-in with your NetID for off-campus access. For information about the datasets included in the repository or for an introductory video, visit the Data-Planet libguide.


The UW Libraries are in the trial phase of PolicyMap, an online U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform that does not require any software download. Users can interact with data available on PolicyMap or upload their own spreadsheets to map data using just their browser. The trial period ends April 24, 2017 (find it in the A-Z list of databases here). Currently access is only available on-campus.