Because good research needs good data

An introduction to Research Data Management for research support staff

13 April 2016 |

While Open Access publishing is quite well established in most Universities, managing data to facilitate sharing is less well understood. This event will provide an introduction to research data management (RDM) and sharing, including its drivers and benefits, and introduces a number of tools and resources that can be freely accessed in order to support these changes in practice.The session will also include an introduction to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Open Data pilot. 


09:00 Coffee and registration  
09:30  Welcome and Introductions Daina Ostrovaska, RTU
09:45 Open Access, Open Data, Open Research: definitions, drivers and benefits  Jonathan Rans, DCC 
10:15 Developing an institutional RDM policy and roadmap Joy Davidson, DCC
10:45 Coffee break   
11:15 Exercise – reviewing institutional policies (Overview of UK Institution RDM Policies) All 
11:45 Introduction to data management planning Jonathan Rans, DCC 
12:15 Demonstration of DMPonline Joy Davidson, DCC
12:30 Lunch   
13:30  Managing active data and depositing in data repositories  Jonathan Rans, DCC 
14:00  Overview of training landscape and introduction to reusable training materials  Joy Davidson, DCC 
14:20 Exercise - considering in-house training and considering gaps  All 
15:00  Coffee break   
15:30  Longer term preservation, access and reuse Joy Davidson, DCC 
16:00 QA, wrap up and close  Joy Davidson, DCC 


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Costs and Registration

Participation is by invtation only to research support staff at Riga Technical Unviersity. For further details please contact Daina Ostrovska.