Looking after your Research Data / Making a DMP

Code: LIB201 , Offered By: Research Study Skills

For April and May 2020 this session has been moved online.  Your link to Blackboard Collaborate will be emailed to you before the session.  Please look at our training and guidance at the following links, and email your queries to us at rdm@sheffield.ac.uk beforehand or bring them to type into the chat.



This workshop will help you to get the most out of your data by keeping it safe and secure, organising, describing, archiving and sharing it, and by augmenting it with pre-existing data from a variety of sources. You will have the opportunity to put what you learn into practice by starting a data management plan for your own research.

Please note: this workshop will not include methods of data analysis or detailed advice on research ethics

Recommended For

All non-final-year doctoral researchers. 

Aims Objectives

The key aims of the training are:

  • to introduce the concept of research data management (RDM)

  • to give you an overview of the current context and drivers for managing data

  • to help you start planning how you will look after your own data

  • to give you some practical data management tips to start using straight away

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:

  • assess the risk of losing or disclosing data and plan accordingly

  • organise and describe your data to help in finding, using and reusing it

  • search for data for reuse in your research area

  • discuss advantages, disadvantages and mechanisms for data sharing

  • write a simple data management plan for your research project

Teaching Methods

Seminar & discussion


There will be no formal assessment. We suggest you use the objectives and learning outcomes above to reflect on what you have learned in this session and record this in your DDP e-portfolio.

Other Information

If you would like to know more about research data, visit the University's Research Data Management webpages or contact rdm@sheffield.ac.uk 

Staff Contact

Bev Jones  


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