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Tartan Datascapes is a biweekly blog featuring snapshots of the data landscape across the entire Carnegie Mellon University campus, from researchers in the College of Fine Arts to the School of Computer Science. Each snapshot will feature an individual researcher or research team and highlight how their work contributes to the broader datascapes of CMU. Researchers from across the spectrum of domains are doing amazing work with data at our institution, and Tartan Datascapes is a great place to read about this work!

Featured with each blog are quick tips for managing your data through research data management (RDM) techniques, and information on how the University Libraries can assist you with your myriad data needs through workshops, outreach, and consultations!

For more information about Tartan Datascapes or to request a feature of your research, please contact Hannah Gunderman, Research Data Management Consultant, at hgunderm@andrew.cmu.edu


The Carpentries: Where Learning Data and Computational Skills Isn’t so Spooky

Hello Datascapers! We’ve now arrived at my favorite month of the year, where I like to change my Twitter handle to something a bit more spooky, drink lots of hot apple cider, and take all the flannels stored in my closet and move them into my regular rotation of outfits. In the name of the season, I’d like to start off this week’s post with a short horror story: 

Welcome to Tartan Datascapes!

Hello CMU! My name is Dr. Hannah Gunderman and I am your new Research Data Management Consultant at the University Libraries. I’m thrilled to share the first installment of Tartan Datascapes with you all. This introductory blog post will describe a bit about me, what I do, and what Tartan Datascapes will offer you as a reader.

A few things to know about me: