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ArcGIS Online Challenge
Sep. 28 – Oct. 30 | Virtual
Host: Center for Urban and Regional Analysis and Research Commons

This self-paced, 100% online challenge is designed to be completed over the course of five weeks, with 2-3 hours of work per week. Each weekly module consists of a mix of “lecture” content (i.e., blog posts or videos highlighting key concepts and use cases) and a “lab” exercise, where you will get some hands-on experience with the methods and tools covered in each module.
Registration required

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Emerging Trends in Corporate Data Ethics: Research Findings
Oct. 2 | 12-1 pm | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Series Keynote by U.S. Senator Chris Coons. Ohio State researchers will present their pioneering study of how leading companies view the ethical challenges associated with their use of advanced analytics, and of the policies, management processes, and technical tools that they employ to achieve better data ethics.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series.
Registration required

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Getting Started in R (2 sessions)
Oct. 5 and 12 | 1-3pm | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

Learn how to get started in R and Rstudio using a free Rstudio.cloud account. This workshop covers basic R functionality: objects, functions, vectors, and various data operations. Registering for this workshop signs you up for both sessions, as the sessions build upon each other.
Registration required

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Introduction to Data Visualization
Oct. 7 | 1-2 pm | Virtual
Host: Research Commons

For OSU graduate students. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to what data visualization is and why it is both an important and relevant skill to learn in this day and age; learn about the types of data visualizations and tools available; and explore resources available for learning more about different types of data visualizations and how to create them.
Registration required

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Substantive Data Ethics: Frameworks & Policies
Oct. 8 | 12-1 pm | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Industry and policy leaders will present real-world examples of principles, frameworks, informal risk-based determinations, and benefit-cost assessments.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series.
Registration required

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Management Approaches
Oct. 12 | 12-1 pm | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Corporate officers will discuss lessons learned while managing data ethics initiatives, addressing internal ethical review committees, modified institutional review boards, and data ethics officer roles.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series.
Registration required

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Webinar: Introduction to Supercomputing at OSC
Oct. 13 | 1-3 pm | Virtual
Host: Ohio Supercomputer Center

New OSC users or anyone who wants to learn how to use OSC resources are invited to attend this workshop. Activities include: Learning high performance computing concepts; Navigating our storage and file systems; Learning how to create an account and request a project in our client portal; Accessing our clusters using our web portal OnDemand; and and learning more about our batch system
Registration required

Tableau Users Group Monthly Meeting
Oct. 15 | 12-1 pm | Virtual

The Ohio State University’s Tableau User Group (TUG) will kick-off their first monthly meeting virtually from noon to 1 p.m. on Oct. 15. Join Tableau’s Catherine Skinner and Rick Evans for an overview of new features added to Tableau in 2020. TUG is open to any Ohio State affiliate with an interest in learning more about Tableau.
Registration required

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Statistical Analysis in R
Oct. 19 | 1-3 pm | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

This workshop builds upon the Getting Started in R workshop and gives participants a foundation for performing statistical analysis using R.  Participants should already have completed the Getting Started in R workshop or have a working knowledge of using functions, vectors and data frames in R.
Registration required

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Data Analytics Networking Night
Oct. 22 | 4:30-6 pm | Virtual
Hosts: Translational Data Analytics Institute, Covail, Women in Analytics, and the Big Data & Analytics Association

Join us on Thursday, October 22nd from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. for a virtual celebration of data analytics. We’ll celebrate innovations taking place in the data community, award the 2020 Annual Excellence In Analytics Award (Box Awards), and set aside time for students studying analytics at The Ohio State University and local data analytics professionals to network.
Registration required

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Federal, State and Local Budgets – Panel Discussion
Oct. 23 | 12-1 pm | Virtual
Hosts: Center for Urban and Regional Analysis

CURA will be hosting a panel discussion on October 23 moderated by Harvey Miller asking questions such as: “How much have federal, state, and local budgets been (or will be) impacted by COVID-19 and what will the implications of this impact mean going forward for communities? Did we learn anything from the Great Recession of 2008 that has helped or will help us during this financial crisis?”
Registration required

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Technologies for the Ethical Deployment of Algorithms
Oct. 23 | 12-1 pm | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Business leaders will convey technological methods for making corporate algorithm use more fair, accountable and transparent.  Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series.
Registration required

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Data Visualization in R
Oct. 26| 1-3 pm | Virtual
Host: Translational Data Analytics Institute

This workshop builds upon the Getting Started in R workshop and gives participants a foundational understanding of what makes good visualizations and how to create them in R. Participants should already have completed the Getting Started in R workshop or have a working knowledge of using functions, vectors and data frames in R. This workshop is held in partnership with the OSU Libraries Research Commons.
Registration required

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Webinar: Hands-On Introduction to Supercomputing at OSC
Oct. 28 | 1-5 pm | Virtual
Host: Ohio Supercomputer Center

New OSC users or anyone who wants to learn how to use OSC resources are invited to attend this hands-on activity workshop. Activities include: Learning high performance computing concepts; Navigating our storage and file systems; Learning how to create an account and request a project in our client portal; Accessing our clusters using our web portal OnDemand; and and learning more about our batch system
Registration required

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Regulation of Algorithms: Policymaker & Expert Perspectives
Oct. 29 | 12-1 pm | Virtual
Host: The Program on Data and Governance

Regulators and experts will discuss the present and future regulation of algorithms. Part of the Business Data Ethics Webinar Series.
Registration required

Data and Analytics Resources

Community Support

The Ohio State University Libraries support students, scholars, Buckeyes and beyond advancing research, teaching, and learning. It offers educational resources, services, and expertise that opens minds and forwards equity, inclusion, and diversity in the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.

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The Big Data and Analytics Association (BDAA) is the only undergraduate student organization of its kind, prioritizing the education of its members above all else. It focuses on the analytics community.

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  • Workshops
  • Special events
  • Weekly meetings

 

The Data Analytics Undergraduate Major is an interdisciplinary major co-directed by the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering. Students learn how to apply fundamental scientific principles to analyze large, complex data sets. Specializations within the major include Biomedical & Public Health Analytics, Business Analytics, Computational Analytics, Data Visualization, and Social Science Analytics.

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Computational Resources

The Ohio Supercomputer Center provides computational and storage resources for qualified projects. Additionally, OSC holds workshops that are relevant to using the resources at OSC but can be applied to other computing platforms.

 

The Office of the CIO may be able to provide computing services and is also able to facilitate the user of Amazon Web Services through direct billing.

 

The Research Commons provides a suite of resources and services to support researchers throughout all stages of the research lifecycle.

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Looking for more?

Looking for more resources? Check out the TDAI Resources & Support page for a list of TDAI partners on campus.

For additional information regarding resources, please email us at tdai(at)osu.edu.