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Biological Sciences: Home

Intro to Programming in R and Python

University Libraries is a member of the The Carpentries, a non-profit that teaches researchers basic programming and computing skills in R and Python. You can read more about our workshop series here and check out our calendar to look for future workshops.

OSF for Collaboration and Reproducible Research

Open Science Framework (OSF) is a free & open source project management web-based tool that is useful for:

  • organizing and managing research projects (projects can be private or public) in any discipline
  • viewing files that are stored across a number of platforms (i.e. DropBox, Google Drive, Box) in one place
  • sharing projects or parts of a project with collaborators
  • sharing conference materials
  • student projects
  • pre-registering a study
  • publishing a pre-print

 

CMU now has an institutional license for OSF. Use your Andrew email address to sign-up for OSF to take advantage of our institutional benefits including:

  • the ability to showcase your project on our CMU landing page if you choose
  • single sign-on
  • increased security

 

If you are interested in learning more about OSF or need help, you can read our OSF guide or contact CMU's OSF coordinators: Melanie Gainey (mgainey@andrew.cmu.edu) and Ana Van Gulick (anavangulick@cmu.edu).

 

Documenting Research Protocols with protocols.io

Supported by the University Libraries, protocols.io is an open source repository for scientists to record and share detailed up-to-date protocols for research and teaching purposes.  Carnegie Mellon University members can access their free Premium account by verifying their CMU email address. 

 

  • Protocols.io supports sharing protocols within a lab. This helps research groups organize their methods and ensures that knowledge is not lost as students and postdocs move on. 

 

  • Protocols.io supports reproducible research. All protocols are dynamic and interactive, can be shared privately and publicly, and support transparency and reuse.   

 

  • Protocols.io supports sharing protocols within methods courses. This helps students to follow instructions precisely, stay organized, and have the opportunity to interact with class content online. 

 

For more information on protocols.io, please visit our webpage: library.cmu.edu/protocols 

 
For additional support contact our research data services team: ul-dataservices@andrew.cmu.edu 

Biological Sciences Librarian

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Melanie Gainey
Contact:
Mellon Library
4th Floor Mellon Institute
412-268-3171

Bioinformatics & Computational Biology

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Huajin Wang
Contact:
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4th Floor Mellon Institute
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