Looking after your research data

Code: LIB201 , Offered By: Research Study Skills

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, ideally between 6 and 12 months into their PhD. 

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

Assessments

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

Jez Cope  

Sessions

Tue, Feb 13th 2018, 10:00

Venue: Information Commons , Room: Classroom 1.20

Tutor: Jez Cope

Additional Information

The session lasts 2 hours. 
It focuses on research data management in Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.
25 Places Available
Closing Date: February 12th, 2018

Tue, Mar 20th 2018, 10:00

Venue: Information Commons , Room: Classroom 1.20

Tutor: Jez Cope

Additional Information

The session lasts 2 hours. It focuses on research data management in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
38 Places Available
Closing Date: March 19th, 2018

Tue, May 15th 2018, 10:00

Venue: The Diamond, Room: Workroom 1

Tutor: Jez Cope

Additional Information

The session lasts 2 hours. It focuses on research data management in Arts Humanities and Social Science. 
39 Places Available
Closing Date: May 14th, 2018

Wed, Jun 6th 2018, 10:00

Venue: The Diamond, Room: Workroom 2

Tutor: Jez Cope

Additional Information

The session lasts 2 hours. It focuses on research data management in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
39 Places Available
Closing Date: June 5th, 2018

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