Resusable Research Data Made Shiny Workshop

Do you have reuse in mind when collecting your research data? Do you know how to tidy your data to make it reusable?

Join Michelle Edwards, Director of Agri-food Data Strategy and Lucas Alcantara, Manager of Research Centre Data from the University of Guelph to learn the best practices for data organization, documentation, and sharing. Participants will receive hands-on training and guidance, as well as the opportunity to network with other researchers and learn about the latest data management and sharing development.

Workshop agenda

This workshop is available online and in-person with limited spaces available for both options.

Getting started

Use this guide to learn how to navigate GitHub and Posit Cloud, which are needed for this workshop.

Day 1: Data governance and metadata

What do I have to offer and who can use it?

Day 2: Research data reusability mindset

From collection to storage

Tour at the Ontario Dairy Research Centre

The Ontario Dairy Research Centre (ODRC) in Elora, Ontario, is leading dairy innovation through education and collaboration. It is a state-of-the-art 175,000 square foot facility for discovery, learning and outreach. This centre is a partnership between the Agricultural Research Institute of Ontario, OMAFRA, the University of Guelph and the Ontario dairy industry.

Learn more about the ODRC at https://uoguel.ph/sopr9.

Tour will not be available synchronously for online participants. Instead, 360º Virtual Tours are available at the Ontario Agri-Food and Innovation Alliance YouTube channel: @AgInnovationON. Please find the direct links below:

Hint: Use your mouse or touch pad to move, zoom in, or zoom out the view.

  1. Maternity and Special Needs: https://youtu.be/OiMbjdyZXBw
  2. Robotic Milking System: https://youtu.be/2DYhSSAFMIc
  3. Rotary Parlour: https://youtu.be/VulIFAv0jNE
  4. Calf Nursery: https://youtu.be/HdMAsASf43Q
  5. Lactating Cow Housing: https://youtu.be/lJncYUAeSRY

Day 3: Basic R programming skills

Tidying your data

Day 4: Advanced research computing skills

Data explorer dashboard

For in-person participants: Please bring your own laptop for the hands-on R programming training on days 3 and 4, as one will not be provided for you. Breakfast will be available daily at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

Press release


This event was made possible by funding from Compute Ontario.