Love Data Week 2024 – February 5th – 9th

Conversations around issues and methods in data creation, analysis, and visualization

Love Data Week is an international event intended to engage researchers in dialogues around issues and methods in data creation, analysis, and visualization. As federal and foundation funders increase their focus on rigor and reproducibility, conversations about data are more important than ever.

Eight sessions will be in-person in the Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery, 4th Floor Laupus Library and live streamed on Panopto. Four virtual training sessions will be delivered on Teams: Data structure and types of measurement in statistics, Basic REDCap, Intermediate REDCap, and Qualtrics.

All sessions are open to ECU Faculty, Staff, and Students.

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Schedule of Events

Monday, February 5th

Data governance at ECU

Lee Cline, ITCS
Brittany Clark, ITCS
Scotty Stroup, ITCS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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Scotty, Lee, and Brittany will discuss the Data Governance program that was implemented at ECU in 2016. The presentation will detail what the Data Governance program entails as well as how it is structured at ECU. In addition, they will review guidelines being developed for the use of institutional data with generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems, present the recently deployed Metadata Management system Microsoft Purview, and talk about the Data Literacy training program that is being established to offer the University Faculty and Staff a means to better understand the overall data lifecycle at ECU.

Data structure and types of measurement in statistics

Dr. Hui Bian, Office for Faculty Excellence
1:00 – 3:00 p.m., VIRTUAL ONLY

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Understanding data structures and measurement types is very important in research. It aids not only in data analysis, but also in survey design. This workshop helps you understand basic concepts about data. It focuses on how to create a dataset, data layout or structure, variables in the data, variable types, variable coding, and measurement types. SPSS will be used for the demonstration. You can request and download SPSS 29 and download workshop materials before the meeting.

Tuesday, February 6th

Animal models of molecular neuroresilience against Alzheimer’s disease

Dr. Erzebet Maria Szatmari, Department of Physical Therapy, CAHS
10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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Individuals who retain normal cognitive function despite of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD)-associated pathology are considered resilient to AD. Identifying the underlying mechanisms can lead to novel therapeutic approaches. In this talk Dr. Szatmari will summarize the current view and research on molecular neuroresilience against AD. She will also present research from her lab related to the genetic and molecular factors associated with resilience.

Understanding national trends in bullying and cyberbullying using meta-analysis

Dr. Reeve Kennedy, School of Social Work, HHP
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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Dr. Kennedy will discuss how meta-analysis can be used to examine National bullying and cyberbullying victimization trends. She will show how this method can be used to examine differences in trends by race/ethnicity, gender, age, type of bullying, and bullying prevention. Dr. Kennedy will provide an overview of the use of meta-analysis and the strengths and limitations of the method. Finally, Dr. Kennedy will discuss how the findings from a meta-analysis can be used to improve bullying prevention and intervention efforts.

Wednesday, February 7th

Plain language summaries: A tool for scientific communication & inclusivity

Dr. Kerri Flinchbaugh, Assistant Director, University Writing Program
9:00 – 10:00 a.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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Presentation Slides

A Plain Language Summary (PLS) is an incredibly effective science communication tool that allows researchers to reach a wider audience by summarizing their work in terms that are more inclusive and accessible to people outside of a specific field or scientific circle. This presentation explores rhetorical aspects of these summaries along with tips and tricks for thinking through the composition of an effective PLS. Participants will be asked to consider the meaning of ‘understandable language’ along with what it means to write for a broader audience.

Data pipeline: From collection to analysis to modeling

Ciprian Popoviciu, College of Engineering and Technology
Colby Sawyer, The Center for IoT Engineering and Innovation
Randall Etheridge, College of Engineering and Technology
Sinan Sousan, Public Health, Brody School of Medicine
Rui Wu, College of Engineering and Technology
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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This multi-presenter session is structured to cover the lifecycle of data, from collection to domain specific curation, to modeling. Each presenter will discuss the importance and the presenter’s contribution to a given phase in the data lifecycle. The presenters are ECU researchers who collaborate on research projects enabled by the Platform for IoT Open Networks (PITON) which aims to enable collaboration across ECU and beyond.

The complex world of data as intellectual property

Kerry Sewell, Research Development Director for the College of Health & Human Performance
2:00 – 3:00 p.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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In the evolving world of data management and sharing expectations from federal and major foundation funders, questions related to data as intellectual property have come increasingly to the forefront. Competing claims from funders, institutions, human research participants, and the researchers who collect or create the data can lead to considerable confusion and occasional disputes. This session will highlight the components of various intellectual property and access claims to research data and considerations related to data transfer and sharing.

Thursday, February 8th – Virtual Training Day

For more information about REDCap contact

REDCap user access form

ECU REDCap help site

REDCap Basic User Virtual Training

Chris Motteler, ITCS
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
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REDCap Intermediate User Virtual Training

Gary Wallace, ITCS
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
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Qualtrics User Virtual Training

Gary Wallace, ITCS
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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Friday, February 9th

Oral microbiome quantum leap: Moving beyond commensalism/parasitism

Ramiro Mendonça Murata, School of Dental Medicine

This session has been cancelled.

Dr. Murata will help the audience understand the effect of small molecules on virulence factors of C. albicans, how to identify the flavonoids with anti-HIV activity, and to understand the Influence of oral microbial metabolites on HIV infection.

Unlocking Data Insights: Leveraging and Optimizing Reporting of REDCap Collected Data

Jhojana Infante Linares, Lennen Madere, and Jedediah Smith from the Office of Data Analysis and Strategy, Brody School of Medicine
1:00 – 2:00 p.m., 4th Floor Gallery, Laupus Library

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Discover how REDCap’s API (Application Programming Interface) opens doors to connect with systems like Microsoft PowerBi, enabling powerful reporting and deeper insights into your collected data. Learn how this integration empowers users to efficiently gather, analyze, and derive meaningful conclusions from their data, revolutionizing how insights are gained and utilized from data collected via survey and form developed in REDCap.