We aim to start offering—early in 2013—an introductory 1-hour workshop on managing your research data, aimed at early-career researchers and postgraduate research students. In particular, we want to promote this training through three avenues:
- As part of the Lincoln Graduate School‘s standard timetable of postgrad training;
- Directly, to PhD students in the School of Engineering (our pilot group);
- To researchers who completed our Data Asset Framework questionnaire.
The training will be supported by documentation (written and maintained through WordPress and a dedicated RDM reading list), presented through the main Orbital “bridge” site, which we’re starting to treat as a VRE.
Here’s an outline of the initial workshop. I’m meeting the Graduate School this afternoon to agree this.
“Managing your research data”
- Definitions, terminology and scope (what do we mean by research data?)
- Policies and laws affecting your data
- University draft RDM policy
- Funding mandates
- Legal restrictions
- The “research data lifecycle“
- Data Management Planning (DMP)
- Practical tools for looking after your data
- Data publishing and citation
- Where to go for further help and support