Posts Tagged ‘Data’

Stanford Digital Repository for Data

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Are you…

  • a grad student looking for somewhere to publish supplementary data for a journal article?
  • a faculty member looking for an easy way to make high-quality research data accessible to others?
  • an institute’s data manager looking for a robust and reliable means to preserve irreplaceable data?
  • a research grant administrator looking for a way to meet data sharing requirements for a grant proposal?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, then The Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) may be the answer for you!

In this session, you will learn more about Stanford Libraries’ robust and secure preservation system, and how you can use it to preserve and share research data, creative outputs, and other types of scholarly works.

You’ll also find out about choosing materials for deposit, preparing data and metadata, how the online deposit tool works, and how to get started using the SDR now.

High-End Computing Resources at Stanford: New Data Center, New Capabilities

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Need to analyze data or run simulations at a scale beyond that of what your laptop or lab group’s server can handle?

During this Tech Briefing, the technical team from the Stanford Research Computing Center talked about high-end computing systems, tools, and resources at Stanford and beyond.

For more information on Stanford Research Computing Center, please visit:

International Travel Data Security

Friday, May 31st, 2013

What would happen if you left your iPhone in a taxi in London? What do you need to do to prepare to travel to China? Is it safe to use wi-fi while traveling?

This Tech Briefing covered the basics of international travel data security for high risk and lower risk countries. Learn what tools are available to you to travel safely and how to prepare your computer and mobile phone for travel. During the presentation, Ammy and Mark showed off one of the new Travel iPad Kits, providing information about how to get one for upcoming travel.

Presentation available here.

Qualtrics for Online Surveys and Data Collection at Stanford

Friday, October 19th, 2012

IT Services, along with partners across campus, provide a campus license for Qualtrics, an online survey tool.

Whether you are new to online surveys or have experience with other tools such as SurveyMonkey or Zoomerang, you’ll want to view this session to see how Qualtrics can save you money while giving you all the features you could possibly want!

Qualtrics is used by more than 1000 members of the Stanford community who find the tool more fully featured, flexible, and robust than other online tools. The tool is available at no charge to all Stanford faculty, staff, and students with a full-service SUNet ID.

This session dicussed the basics of Qualtrics, including how to create, edit, and distribute surveys, as well as view the results. The presenter also discussed how Qualtrics facilitates many different types of data collection on campus (applications, experiments, registrations, etc.).

Experienced Qualtrics users may also want to view the video to see demonstrations of some of Qualtrics more advanced features.

For more information about Qualtrics, visit

Google Analytics: Data for the Evolving Digital World

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

Google Analytics not only lets you measure sales and conversions, but also gives you fresh insights into how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how you can keep them coming back.

In this session, Andy Granowitz of Google Analytics demonstrated how to reap the full benefit from this powerful tool – from data collection to action. Andy also discussed recent developments in the digital world and how analysis tools are adapting.