Research data management/FAIR data

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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.


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.

Analytical Information Systems

Learn about the use of programming for data analysis, data management, and statistical analysis techniques.

Data Management, Advanced Programming and Automation using Stata

During the workshop, participants will learn how to efficiently handle problems of data management with Stata, and how to avoid repetition by automating (and programming) tasks. The workshop is not an introduction to Stata, but will feature "best practice" of Stata usage in order to modify existing do-files (or create new ones) to be reproducible, maintainable and efficient. The tips and tricks will refer mainly to data preparation and management, but they can also be used or automation of data analysis. The workshop will present some ideas about these topics, but focus on the interactive work where participants shall learn producing efficient Stata syntax by themselves.


UKDS training workshops, events and webinars

Training workshops, webinars and events on various data managemnet topics organised by the UK Data Service.

Slides of all events are made available on the past events pages. Recordings of webinars are made available on the UKDS YouTube channel. All can be used for training activities,.

DANS Data Game

DANS has developed a game especially for researchers: the DANS Data Game. The game gives an impression of the research data landscape and was specially produced for the 15th anniversary of DANS. The game can also be used in Trainings to engage researchers and start discussions. The game can be ordered online free of charge and will later also be available digitally. 

Personal Data Protection

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