Because good research needs good data

Comparing Notes: Training Librarians for Research Data Management and Open Science Support

11 February 2015 |

A full day train-the-trainer style workshop showcasing five training courses for liaison librarians and other support staff on research data management and open science. The aim is to raise awareness of existing materials, give participants ideas for reusing or combining the content, and to share lessons to inform future training courses. By sharing freely available training materials and advice on how they could be best implemented, the workshop will enable other librarians and support staff to run their own courses more easily.

The workshop will begin with a series of brief presentations to introduce existing training courses and we will invite further contributions from the floor to hear about training initiatives in other countries. The afternoon session will be more reflective. Initially a breakout discussion will consider the skills gaps and how these  are addressed via the presented courses. A panel session will also consider lessons learned from implementing the courses. Each presenter will be asked to share their top tips based on what worked well and what had to be adjusted as each course evolved. The event will close with details of where all the course materials can be found to encourage others to reuse them.

Storify of the event

Agenda

Time

Session

Speaker/chair

09.00

Registration

 

09:15

Round of introductions

- What is your role in terms of libraries, RDM & open science?

- What are you hoping for from the workshop?

- Is there existing training on these topics in your country?

Sarah Jones, DCC

09.30

Welcome & context

Dan North, LIBER

09.45

Existing courses (15 mins each + 15 discussion at end):

- Essentials 4 Data Support

RDMRose - Wicked Ways

DIY Research Data MANTRA

 

Ellen Verbakel, RDNL

Andrew Cox, Sheffield

Stuart Macdonald, Edinburgh

10:45

Coffee break

 

11:15

Existing courses (15 mins each + 15 discussion at end):

- supportDM

RDM Support

 

Stephen Grace, UEL

Mariëtte van Selm, UvA

12:00

Hearing from the floor

- What other courses or initiatives are there?

- Which models are of most interest and why?

- What is the librarian’s role in open science?

Sarah Jones, DCC and Mariëtte van Selm, UvA

12:30

Lunch

 

13:30

Comparing the coverage of different courses [pdf version]

Sarah Jones, DCC

13:45

Group discussion

The skills gap: what topics need to be covered and how

 

All

14:45

Coffee break

 

15:00

Panel session

Lessons learned from implementing courses

 

Training course reps

15:45

Where you can find training materials to reuse

Dan North, LIBER

16:00

Close

 

 

Delegate pack handouts

Costs and Registration

Registration has now closed as the event is fully booked