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Anthropology Mini Lectures: A collective resource for online teaching in the time of COVID19

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This is a collection of mini lectures created by anthropologists and those in conversation with anthropology as supplimental material to assist college and university instructors who were made to shift their courses online because of COVID19.For more information, see here.To contribute, please create an OER author account and send your name and OER registered email to AnthropologyTeaching@gmail.com.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Homework/Assignment, Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading, Syllabus, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Zoe Wool, Brett Hill, Lauren Visconti, Geir Henning Presterudstuen, Laura Ogden, Jonathan Padwe, Sabra Thorner, Flosha Diliena Liyana Saran Arachchige Don, Heikki Wilenius, Jonathan Wald, Noah Theriault, Rosalyn Bold, Andrew Flachs, Emily Yates-Doerr, Rebecca Lester, Katrina Thompson, Emily Hammerl, Rose Wellman, Devin Proctor, Daniel Souleles, Kim de Rijke, Maira Hayat, Kate Fischer, Laura Story Johnson, Chloe Ahmann, Paige West

Biological Explanations and Interventions for Psychological Disorders: An Introduction

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An introductory video for biological explanations of and interventions for psychological disorders. This may be a helpful tool to introduce students to biological causes and biological treatments (medicinal and non-medicinal) related to psychological disorders. Suitable for Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and other courses that introduce basic knowledge of these topics.Runtime: 18:08

Material Type: Unit of Study

Author: Michael Mallott

Corona-land Simulator

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Corona-land is a simulator that visualizes how a virus like the coronavirus spreads and what we can do to contain it. This is an exploration and learning tool and is not a professional tool intended at decision making, planning or forecasting. Designed and developed by Thomas Riisgaard Hansen, Kite Invent og Aarhus Universitet Graphic Assistance by Tue Pico, Javira

Material Type: Data Set, Interactive, Simulation

Authors: Kite Invent og Aarhus Universitet, Thomas Riisgaard Hansen

Harry Potter and the Methods of Reproducibility

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"Harry Potter and the Methods of Reproducibility -- A brief Introduction to Open Science" gives a brief overview of Open Science, particularly reproducibility, for newcomers to the topic. It introduces the concept of questionable research practices (QRPs) and Open Science solutions to these QRPs, such as preregistrations, registered reports, Open Data, Open Code, and Open Materials.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Mariella Paul

Data.gov

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The home of the U.S. Government’s open data. Here you will find data, tools, and resources to conduct research, develop web and mobile applications, design data visualizations, and more. Topics include Agriculture, Business, Climate, Education, Energy, Ecosystems, Manufacturing and more.

Material Type: Data Set

Global Health Observatory (GHO) data

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The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.

Material Type: Data Set

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Databases

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Today the NIEHS is expanding and accelerating its contributions to scientific knowledge of human health and the environment, and to the health and well-being of people everywhere. It provides the following databases & galleries as resources to scientists: The Alu Pairs Database, The Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress Study (BOSS), Chemical Effects in Biological Systems(CEBS), The Drug Matrix, The Environmental Genome Project, The Environmental Polymorphisms Registry, The Human DNA Polymerase Gamma Mutation, The Microarray Center cDNA Clone Search, Mouse Genome Resequencing Project, The Nanomaterial Registry, The Roadmap Epigenomics Project Data, The SNPinfo Web Server and the Spin Trap Database.

Material Type: Data Set

UNHCR Statistics & Operational Data

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The refugee story in data and statistics: UNHCR contributes to coordination and informed decision-making in refugee operations by providing accurate, relevant and timely data and statistics. This key resource is used by all partners to respond to the needs of refugee populations. It provides data, reports, maps and other information essential for field operations. It also carries statistical reports on the people of concern to UNHCR: refugees, asylum-seekers, returned refugees, the internally displaced and stateless people. Detailed information on country of asylum, place of origin, gender, age, location and legal status of refugees is available. Indicators on the quality of refugee protection and UNHCR operations are increasingly being collected.

Material Type: Data Set

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Data

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EPA has many data sources available, these cover topics including but not limited to air, climate change, health risks, pollutants and contaminants, waste, and water. The data are downloadable and available through the Environmental Dataset Gateway (EDG). The EDG is a source of Web-based geospatial information and information services. It enables data consumers to discover, view, and access geospatial resources made available by EPA's program offices, regions, and labs.

Material Type: Data Set

United States Census Bureau

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Keeping pace with our dynamic economy and society constantly challenges the Census Bureau's data collections. Our users want more data, and want it sooner. The cost of using our existing methods keeps going up, while statistical budgets are tight. We stay current by making research the basis of everything we do at the Census Bureau. Our researchers explore innovative ways to conduct surveys, increase respondent participation, reduce costs, and improve accuracy. They analyze the data we collect and uncover trends that give us a deeper understanding of our complex society.

Material Type: Data Set

The Open Science Training Handbook

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Open Science, the movement to make scientific products and processes accessible to and reusable by all, is about culture and knowledge as much as it is about technologies and services. Convincing researchers of the benefits of changing their practices, and equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to do so, is hence an important task.This book offers guidance and resources for Open Science instructors and trainers, as well as anyone interested in improving levels of transparency and participation in research practices. Supporting and connecting an emerging Open Science community that wishes to pass on its knowledge, the handbook suggests training activities that can be adapted to various settings and target audiences. The book equips trainers with methods, instructions, exemplary training outlines and inspiration for their own Open Science trainings. It provides Open Science advocates across the globe with practical know-how to deliver Open Science principles to researchers and support staff. What works, what doesn’t? How can you make the most of limited resources? Here you will find a wealth of resources to help you build your own training events.

Material Type: Reading

Author: FOSTER Open Science

PsyTeachR

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Materials for the University of Glasgow Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology’s undergraduate and MSc methods courses + Experiences, insights, and materials for teaching R across all undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Material Type: Textbook

A Pilot Competency Matrix for Data Management Skills: A Step toward the Development of Systematic Data Information Literacy Programs

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Initial work in identifying data management or data information literacy skills generally went as far as identifying a list of proposed competencies without further differentiation between those competencies, whether by discipline, complexity, or use case. This article describes a significant innovation upon existing competencies by identifying a scaffolding (built upon existing competencies) that moves students progressively from undergraduate training through post graduate coursework and research to post-doctoral work and into the early years of data stewardship. The scaffolding ties together existing research that has been completed in research data management skills and data information literacy with research into the outcomes that are desirable for individuals to present in data management at each of the levels of education. Competencies are aligned according to application (personal, team, research enterprise) in such a way that the skills attained at the undergraduate level give students moving on to graduate work greater familiarity with data management and therefore greater likelihood of success at the graduate and then post graduate and data steward levels.

Material Type: Reading

Author: Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Project Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research (TIER)

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The Project Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research (TIER) develops methods and tools for enhancing research transparency through teaching. These can be used by faculty who teach quantitative methods or supervise student research. TIER further provides guidance to students who want to adopt transparent and replicable research practices independently.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Learning Statistics with R

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The book is associated with the lsr package on CRAN and GitHub. The package is probably okay for many introductory teaching purposes, but some care is required. The package does have some limitations (e.g., the etaSquared function does strange things for unbalanced ANOVA designs), and it has not been updated in a while.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Danielle Navarro

Ethical and practical issues to consider in the governance of genomic and human research data and data sharing in South Africa

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Genomic research and biobanking has undergone exponential growth in Africa and at the heart of this research is the sharing of biospecimens and associated clinical data amongst researchers in Africa and across the world. While this move towards open science is progressing, there has been a strengthening internationally of data protection regulations that seek to safeguard the rights of data subjects while promoting the movement of data for the benefit of research. In line with this global shift, many jurisdictions in Africa are introducing data protection regulations, but there has been limited consideration of the regulation of data sharing for genomic research and biobanking in Africa. South Africa (SA) is one country that has sought to regulate the international sharing of data and has enacted the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) 2013 that will change the governance and regulation of data in SA, including health research data, once it is in force. To identify and discuss challenges and opportunities in the governance of data sharing for genomic and health research data in SA, a two-day meeting was convened in February 2019 in Cape Town, SA with over 30 participants with expertise in law, ethics, genomics and biobanking science, drawn from academia, industry, and government. This report sets out some of the key challenges identified during the workshop and the opportunities and limitations of the current regulatory framework in SA.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Anne Pope, Antonel Olckers, Carmen Swanepoel, Ciara Staunton, Edward S. Dove, Jantina De Vries, Lyn Horn, Melodie Labuschaigne, Michele Ramsay, Natalie Harriman, Nicola Mulder, Nora Ni Loideain, Rachel Adams

Ethics and Big Data in health

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With the EU General Data Protection Regulation entering into force in 2018, the stage is set for international debate on Big Data sharing in health. Considering the fact that health data (and especially genetic data) are considered “sensitive”, is there a way to structure the debate on the barriers, and risk-benefit ratio that moves away from the traditional pros and cons of potential privacy and discrimination risks? Potential discrimination has been addressed in legislation and the balancing of privacy rights against the potential benefits of data sharing in intensive science is leading to a more proportionate approach. We postulate that an important catalyst that will further shift this debate from its traditional contours would be to activate the “right to science” as enshrined in international law. Of note, the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health has developed a Framework for Responsible Sharing of Genomics and Health-Related Data based on that human right. Similarly, recent guidelines from the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, as well as from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics contain provisions that promote data sharing indicating that data intensive science may gradually come to be founded on a more communal ethos.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Adrian Mark Thorogood, Bartha Maria Knoppers

Ethical sharing of health data in online platforms – which values should be considered?

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Intensified and extensive data production and data storage are characteristics of contemporary western societies. Health data sharing is increasing with the growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platforms devoted to the collection of personal health and genomic data. However, the sensitive and personal nature of health data poses ethical challenges when data is disclosed and shared even if for scientific research purposes. With this in mind, the Science and Values Working Group of the COST Action CHIP ME ‘Citizen's Health through public-private Initiatives: Public health, Market and Ethical perspectives’ (IS 1303) identified six core values they considered to be essential for the ethical sharing of health data using ICT platforms. We believe that using this ethical framework will promote respectful scientific practices in order to maintain individuals’ trust in research. We use these values to analyse five ICT platforms and explore how emerging data sharing platforms are reconfiguring the data sharing experience from a range of perspectives. We discuss which types of values, rights and responsibilities they entail and enshrine within their philosophy or outlook on what it means to share personal health information. Through this discussion we address issues of the design and the development process of personal health data and patient-oriented infrastructures, as well as new forms of technologically-mediated empowerment.

Material Type: Reading

Authors: Aaro Tupasela, Brigida Riso, Danya F. Vears, Heike Felzmann, Julian Cockbain, Michele Loi, Nana C. H. Kongsholm, Silvia Sullo, Vojin Rakic