What data management training do we offer?

What data management training do we offer?

Staff courses (book through the HR Self Service Portal)

RDCR Managing your research data 

Upcoming courses: 05 Dec 2018, 14 Jan 2019, 14 Feb 2019.

Publicly funded research is a public good. When data are created as part of academic research, they should be carefully stored, managed and, wherever possible, shared. Research Councils and funding bodies increasingly require evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation in grant funding applications.

This course is for researchers and research support staff who want to learn more about developing good data management and curation practices. Attendees will learn about data management in an accessible way that they can apply to their own work. Topics will include: the data lifecycle; funder compliance; managing sensitive data; and what should happen to your data after the end of a project. The session will be illustrated with real-life examples.

 

RIDMP Understanding Data Management Plans 

Upcoming courses: 06 Dec 2018, 15 Jan 2019, 15 Feb 2019.

The University and most funding bodies now require researchers who collect data of some sort as part of their work to write a Data Management Plan (DMP). Plans typically state what data will be created and how, and outline the plans for sharing and preservation, noting what is appropriate given the nature of the data and any restrictions that may need to be applied.

This course is for any staff who may be required to write or review DMPs, as well as all researchers who collect data as part of their work, and for support staff. It offers an introduction to data management planning, using example DMPs to help demonstrate what makes an effective plan. By the end of the session, researchers will be comfortable writing and reviewing DMPs, and will understand where to seek further guidance. The course will also provide guidance on using DMPonline, an online tool supporting data management planning. 

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Postgraduate courses (book through MyCampus)

RSDC 6033 How to organise, store and share your research findings for Arts and Humanities

Bi-monthly courses from Nov 2018.

Research findings in the arts and humanities can include text, spreadsheets, images, sound and video files. If you are creating materials like this as part of your research then there are new requirements that you need to know about on how to plan, manage, store, and share these appropriately. Course topics will include practical ideas on how to manage your research findings, compliance with university and funder policies, and what should happen with your findings when you graduate. We will illustrate the course with real-life examples.

The course is designed for research students at the College of Arts in their first year of postgraduate study but is also suitable for students in other years who have not received training on this topic.

 

RSDC 6024 Research Data Management for Social Sciences

Bi-monthly courses from Oct 2018.

Research data in the social sciences can include text, databases, spreadsheets, images, sound and video files.  If you are creating data like this as part of your research then there are new requirements that you need to know about, covering how to plan, manage and store and share these data appropriately.

Topics will include: the data lifecycle; practical security and data protection; funder compliance; and what should happen to your data when you graduate. The session will be illustrated with real-life examples. The course is designed for research students in their first year of postgraduate study but is also suitable for students in other years who have not received training in research data management.

 

RSDC 6025 Research Data Management for MVLS and Science and Engineering

Monthly courses from Oct 2018.

Publicly funded research is a public good. When data are created as part of academic research, they should be carefully stored, managed and, wherever possible, shared. This course will introduce students to examples of good research data practice. Students will learn about data management in an accessible way that they can apply to their own work. 

Topics will include: the data lifecycle; funder compliance; and what should happen to your data when you graduate. The session will be illustrated with real-life examples. The course is designed for research students in their first year of postgraduate study but is also suitable for students in other years who have not received training in research data management.

 

RSDC 6030 How to write your data management plan

Monthly courses from Oct 2018.

The University and most funding bodies now require researchers who collect data of some sort as part of their work to write a Data Management Plan (DMP). Plans typically state what data will be created and how, and outline the plans for sharing and preservation, noting what is appropriate given the nature of the data and any restrictions that may need to be applied. We recommend that researchers use DMPonline, a flexible web-based tool, to create DMPs. 

The course will provide guidance on using DMPonline and an introduction to data management planning. After an introduction, students will have an opportunity to draft a DMP with support from instructors.

This course is intended for research students who are at a stage of their projects where they are ready to produce a Data Management Plan. It is recommended that students first attend the general Research Data Management course (RSDC 6024/6023/6033).

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