Introduction to Research Data Management

30 November 2016
Friends House, London

Overview

Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. Funding body mandates are reflecting this change, and they now place emphasis on providing evidence of appropriate provision for data management and curation in grant applications.

This half-day workshop will provide an introduction to the research data management landscape and will look at data sharing and data management planning in greater detail. The agenda will include a mixture of presentations and workshops, allowing opportunities for questions and discussion.

NB: Exercises include a practical element, if possible, delegates should bring a laptop to the event.

By the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand RCUK and EC funder requirements for data management and sharing
  • Learn how research data management and curation can facilitate data sharing and increase citations
  • Understand what a data management plan is and how to produce one
  • Be aware of some of the free tools and support services available

 

Who should attend?

This course will be of interest to researchers and HEI support staff looking for an understanding of the main issues around research data management and an introduction to ways in which these issues can begin to be addressed.

 

Agenda

Time

Session

Lead

9:00

Registration and coffee

 

09:15

Welcome and introductions

Sarah Jones            

09:30

Introduction to Data Management

  • What is research data management? 
  • What are the benefits to managing research data well? 
  • How do you do it?

Jonathan Rans

09:50

Exercise: barriers to data sharing

All

10:20

Sharing data

  • How do you make your data discoverable?
  • How do you ensure your data is reusable?
  • Increasing citations and tracking reuse

Jonathan Rans

10:40

Coffee

 

11:00

Exercise: finding a suitable data repository

  • Using Re3data to identify a repository for research data

All

11:40

Introduction to Data Management Plans and DMPonline

  • Why plan?
  • How to plan
  • Tools and support

Sarah Jones

12:00

Demo: Using DMPonline to create a data management plan

Sarah Jones

12:15

Further questions/wrap up

All

12:30

Lunch and close

 

 

Costs and Registration

The cost of the workshop is £150 and includes all refreshments and lunch. Register now.

Full day registration is £270 and includes Introduction to Research Data Management and Reviewing Data Management Plans