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Research Data Management in Life Sciences

Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of what Research Data Management is, and why it is important in academic research.  They should have an understanding of the FAIR data principles, and how they can make data more FAIR. They should be able to successfully manage all types of research data and to document both the research itself, as well as the data in a comprehensive way. 

ELIXIR Train the Trainer (ONLINE)

This course aims to provide trainers with guidance and tips for developing and delivering training in bioinformatics, exploring a range of methods appropriate to different learning styles and examining the requirements for a successful course (both scientific and logistic).

This event is organized as part of the Horizon 2020 ELIXIR-EXCELERATE project.

The training room is located on the first floor and there is currently no wheelchair or level access available to this level.

Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to Book or register Interest by linking here.''

Best practices in research data management and stewardship

This two-day course (27 and 28 May, 2020) is aimed at project managers, researchers and graduate students in the biomedical sciences who wish to improve their skills on data handling. The course will introduce the concepts of the FAIR principles for data, the concept and implementation of data stewardship as well as practical aspects of day to day data management and data management plans, which are required in many grant applications.

Reproducible Research and Data Analysis

Reproducible research is at the heart of science. There has been an increased need and willingness to open and share research from the data collection right through to the interpretations of results. This has come with its own set of challenges, which include designing workflows that can be adopted by collaborators in a way that does not compromise the integrity of their contribution. This module will introduce the necessary tools required for transparent reporting which is reproducible and readable.

 

Open Research Software and Open Source

Software and technology underpin modern science. There is an increasing demand for more sophisticated open source software, matched by an increasing willingness for researchers to openly collaborate on new tools. These developments come with a specific ethical, legal and economic challenges that impact upon research workflows. This module will introduce the necessary tools required for transforming software into something that can be openly accessed and re-used by others.

Open Research Data

Open research data refers to the publishing the data underpinning scientific research results so that they have no restrictions on their access. Openly sharing data opens it up to inspection and re-use, forms the basis for research verification and reproducibility, and opens up a path to broader collaboration. In this module, you will gain insight into the importance of data sharing for reproducible research and how to curate and share your own research data.

Managing Evidence: A CAEL Module

In this era of evidence-driven reform, school leaders must learn to harness an array of data to drive improvement. In this module, you will explore key concepts in performance measurement, research design, and data analysis (qualitative and quantitative) to understand what can be gleaned from different sources. With your cohort, you will discuss the data you have available and learn how to draw on multiple forms of evidence to make more informed policy and programmatic decisions.

Train-the-Trainers package

This Train-the-Trainers (TTT) package forms an addition to the CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide which was developed by the CESSDA Training Working Group in 2017 and 2018.

This package contains different materials that trainers can use in developing and giving Research Data Management and Discovery trainings for (social science) researchers.

Materials for instance include workshop outlines, slides and exercises that can be reused and adapted by local RDM trainers. The package contains five different types of materials: Workshop Outlines, Exercises, Presentations, Documents and Handouts, and Images. A full overview of all materials in this TTT Package is giving below.

Webinar recordings

Recordings of past webinars organised by the UK Data Service.

Data management videos

Short online video tutorials demonstrating practical data management aspects such as writing a data management plan, encrypting data files, backing up data, etc.