Free MOOC: Research Data Management and Sharing



RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT & SHARING online course will provide learners with an introduction to research data management and sharing

START of this Free Course : 30 January 2017. 

Today, an increasing number of funding agencies, journals, and other stakeholders are requiring data producers to share, archive, and plan for the management of their data.

In order to respond to these requirements, researchers and information professionals will need the data management and curation knowledge and skills that support the long-term preservation, access, and reuse of data.

Effectively managing data can also help optimize research outputs, increase the impact of research, and support open scientific inquiry. 

After completing this course, learners will understand the diversity of data and their management needs across the research data lifecycle, be able to identify the components of good data management plans, and be familiar with best practices for working with data including the organization, documentation, and storage and security of data.

Learners will also understand the impetus and importance of archiving and sharing data as well as how to assess the trustworthiness of repositories.

This course was developed by the Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education (CRADLE) Project in collaboration with EDINA at the University of Edinburgh.

Week 1: Understanding Research Data
Week 2: Data Management Planning
Week 3: Working with Data
Week 4: Sharing Data
Week 5: Archiving Data


RELATED FREE ONLINE COURSE  MANTRA - for those who manage digital data as part of their research project

  • Research data explained
  • Data management plans
  • Organising data
  • File formats & transformation
  • Documentation, metadata, citation
  • Storage & security
  • Data protection, rights & access
  • Sharing, preservation & licensing
  • Data handling tutorials


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