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Managing research data well

Article dated: 14-May-09

On 30 June and 1 July 2009, the UK Data Archive (UKDA) in collaboration with the RELU Data Support Service (RELU-DSS) is organising two workshops for researchers on how to manage research data to ensure their high quality and longevity, especially with the view of enabling the sharing, archiving and future re-use of research data. managing data image

Good data management is the foundation for good research. If data are properly organised and looked after, and their accuracy and integrity are controlled at all times, the result is high quality data, efficient research and the saving of time and resources. Good management ensures that data can be preserved and remain accessible in the long term and re-used in future research.

This hands-on workshop covers key issues in data management, providing key information, practical examples, case studies and discussion on:

  • data quality control, data formats and preservation, versioning and authenticity, data storage
  • data security and controlling access
  • describing and documenting data
  • data copyright, rights management and the use of existing data sources

Four modules will be run throughout the day in parallel sessions, with researchers able to attend each module. During lunch time participants will have the opportunity for a one-to-one surgery session with course leaders to discuss particular data issues relevant to their research.

The workshop is aimed at researchers from the social and natural sciences, and humanities. It is free to attend, but places are limited, so booking is essential. Lunch is provided.




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