Research IT Day brings researchers from across Emory

Photo of a lecture

Brad Sanford presents about protecting data at Research IT Day.

Library and Information Technology Services department hosted the first-ever Research IT Day this Tuesday in the Woodruff Library. This all-day conference offered an opportunity for Emory researchers to learn more about the research IT services, offerings, and topics available at Emory. The event featured a series of presentations, hands-on learning sessions, and collaboration opportunities with various service providers across our campus.

Opening remarks were made by Senior Vice Provost for Library Services and Digital Scholarship and Enterprise Chief Information Officer Rich Mendola, who talked about the importance of developing a strong suite of services and products in support of Emory‘s vital research mission.

Highlights of the sessions included:

  • Wayne Harris presents about LabKey.

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  • Techniques to visualize your data using Tableau
  • Ways to protect data and your personal information
  • Discussions of best practices for grant-required data management plans
  • Opportunities to meet and collaborate with research cores and service providers
  • Sessions to introduce you to tools, such as REDCap and LabKey
  • Information on Clinical Data Warehouses for research use at EHC, Grady
  • Training for AWS and Tableau

There were also vendor booths for:

  • Center for Data Science (SON)
  • Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Core (SPH)
  • Data Solutions
  • Emory Center for Digital Scholarship
  • Library Data Management
  • Research IT platforms (REDCap, LIMS, Tableau, etc.)
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Some of the Emory researchers who partook in Research IT Day.

The event drew nearly 100 researchers across the enterprise from areas such as the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, the Winship Cancer Institute, the School of Public Health, the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, the Woodruff Health Sciences Library, Emory Libraries, and the Goizueta Business School.

The event was coordinated by Campus and Community Relations. Tremendous thanks go out to all of those who worked on the project and service volunteers. Those folks include:

CCR: Ayana Bohannon, Maya Cody – Event Manager, Holly Crenshaw, Kathy Dixon, Norman Hulme, John Klingler, Wade Moricle – Coordinator, Leslie Wingate

ClassTech: Marvin Bailey, Barbara Brandt, Jason Brewer, Aaron Cooper, Geoff Huitt, Steve Witte

Communications: Madhusmita Behera (Winship), Mark Conde (SPH), Steve Ellwood (SON), Natalie Fields (SON), Judy Fortin-Lalone (Winship), Dan Harders (SOM), Jen King (SOM), Mike Luttrell (Yerkes)

Volunteers: Kat Boushell, Dawn Francis-Chewing, Carmen Cooper, Debbie Gray, Joanna Green, Sandra Harrison, Tiffany Miles, Patti Pate, Scott Swann, Michelle Wilson

Rose: Courtney Chartier, Rhonda Wynter

ECDS: Wayne Morse

Emory Libraries: Marty Ike, Terrence Jefferson

Presenters: James Anderson (AWS), Arya Basu, Blair Boyd, Jen Doty, Robin Frady, Wayne Harris, Jeremy Kupsco, Jonathan Lowe, Vadim Omeltchenko (AWS), Patrick Maloney, Sean Mann, Rich Mendola – CIO, Tyler Morris (Tableau), Brad Sanford, Circe Tsui, Jeff Weaver, Daniel Wu

Tables: Ken Register, Sharon Mason

If you are interested in participating or attending next year’s event, contact Marc Overcash.

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