What data management training do we offer?

What RDM training is available? 

We offer an introductory training course in best practice in research data management for staff and for postgraduate research students.

Postgraduate taught students or undergraduates who are interested in learning more about data management are welcome to complete RSDC 6037, Introduction to Research Data Management (PGR), but should first read our advice on data management for PGTs and undergraduate students. 

We can also offer bespoke training on any aspect of research data management or open access for any staff or student group on request. Please email research-datamanagement@glasgow.ac.uk if you are interested in arranging a special training session. 

 

Courses for PGR Students 

Introduction to Research Data Management (PGR) 

RSDC 6037 

Moodle course (approx 1 hour). 

This course is mandatory for first year postgraduate researchers in MVLS and CoSE and strongly recommended for PGRs in the College of Arts and College of Social Sciences. 

When data are created as part of academic research, they should be carefully stored, managed and, wherever possible, shared.  

Through this online course students will learn about data management in an accessible way that they can apply to their own work. Topics include compliance with the University's and funders' policies; managing and storing data safely; and what should happen to your data when you graduate.  

The session will be illustrated with real-life examples of good research data practices. This course will also help researchers to prepare their data management plans, which are now a mandatory component of the first Annual Progress Review.   

This course is suitable for any research students who are collecting data or gathering findings, regardless of their subject area or approach.  

Once students have completed the online course, they will be invited to join a follow-up webinar where they can discuss issues in research data management with the Research Information Management team. 

You can enrol on the course in Moodle.

 

Writing a Data Management Plan with DMPOnline (PGR) 

RSDC 6030  

Delivered by the Research Information Management Team via webinar (1 hour). 

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.  

This course is intended for researchers who are at a stage of their projects where they are ready to produce a Data Management Plan. It is recommended that researchers first complete the online Introduction to Research Data Management course (RSDC 6037).  

You can book a place on this course through MyCampus.

 

Courses for Staff 

Introduction to Research Data Management (Staff) 

RDCR 

Moodle course (1 hour).  

When data are created as part of academic research, they should be carefully stored, managed and, wherever possible, shared.  

In this online course attendees will learn about data management in an accessible way that they can apply to their own work. Topics include compliance with the University's and funders' policies; managing and storing data safely; and depositing data in appropriate repositories. 

The session will be illustrated with real-life examples of good research data practices. This course will also help researchers to prepare their data management plans, which are a common component of funding applications. 

This course is suitable for researchers who are collecting data or gathering findings, regardless of their subject area or approach, and for administrators supporting research projects.

Once attendees have completed the online course, they will be invited to join a follow-up webinar where they can discuss issues in research data management with the Research Information Management team. 

You can enrol on the course in Moodle.

 

Writing a Data Management Plan with DMPOnline (Staff) 

RIDMP 

Delivered by the Research Information Management Team via webinar (1 hour).  

The University and most funding bodies now require researchers who collect data of any kind 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. 

This course is intended for researchers who are at a stage of their projects where they are ready to produce a Data Management Plan. It is recommended that researchers first complete the online Introduction to Research Data Management course (RDCR).

You can book a place through the HR Self Service Portal.

 

Our course materials are available for re-use

Offline versions of our course materials are available through EdShare, and are licenced with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence.

Intro to RDM for PGRs: https://edshare.gla.ac.uk/940/

Intro to RDM for Staff: https://edshare.gla.ac.uk/941/