SSCC's Fall Training Schedule

There are still a few SSCC training opportunities available this semester including Stata Programming, Managing Your Citations with EndNote, and Matlab. Remember that all SSCC training sessions require preregistration.

Need to learn a statistical package but missed the class? The SSCC Knowledge Base is always available, and includes Stata for ResearchersStata for Students, SPSS for Students, Multiple Imputation in Stata, and much more. R for Researchers will be added to the knowledge base soon. QSR also has a set of online NVivo tutorials.

New Statistical Consulting Schedule

Now that we have three statistical computing specialists, we've expanded the SSCC's open statistical consulting hours:

10:00-12:00 Mark Banghart
12:00 - 1:00
1:00 - 2:00 Doug Hemken
2:00 - 4:00 Russell Dimond

No appointment is needed during these hours: just stop by and speak with whoever is on duty. If you'd like to make an appointment, the help desk web page has links for doing so.

Policy Reminder Regarding Encryption of Sensitive Data

University of Wisconsin-Madison policy specifies that restricted/sensitive data that is located on a laptop or desktop computer at the University MUST be encrypted (except for specified exceptions).

Any researchers who are working with IRB/RSP approved restricted data contracts who store data on their desktop or laptop computers must encrypt their data. If you are working on restricted data that has been put on a restricted Linux or Windows network drive, and your contract specifies that your output goes to that network drive, you do not need to encrypt your data. If you are working on restricted data on a removable hard drive in one of the SSCC cold rooms (Rm. 2403 or 2404 Social Science), you do not need to encrypt your data. 

The University policy also discusses "sensitive" information kept on laptop or desktop computers. Visit SSCC's Resources for Working with Sensitive Data web page for links to University policies on sensitive data.

Questions about the mechanics of encryption should be addressed to SSCC's Help Desk. Questions about whether your laptop/desktop restricted/sensitive data needs to be encrypted should be addressed to Data & Information Services Center (DISC).