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Data Topics

This guide provides links to the "Data Topics" series of workshops by Ryan Womack, Data Librarian.

Data Publication 1

Coming Fall 2025


Data Publication 2

Data Publication 2 (publishing to data repositories and creating R packages)

Start at the presentation website, or consult the data_publication_2 folder of the data_topics github repository.

Watch the Screencast version of the workshop.

For background on installing R and RStudio, see this video and accompanying guide.

Sharing your data and code is the essential step in maximizing the impact and usefulness of your research.

This workshop first reviews repositories for data publication such as Dataverse, ICPSR, OSF, Zenodo, and more. Then we turn to a detailed discussion of building R packages.

R Packages are an excellent way to distribute collections of data and code. Following on the release of the 2nd edition of Hadley Wickham's R Packages book, this workshop reviews the package creation process, covering prerequisites, the steps involved in creating a complete package, and following up on documentation and testing.

First presented, Fall 2023


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