The SSH Training Discovery Toolkit provides an inventory of training materials relevant for the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Use the search bar to discover materials or browse through the collections. The filters will help you identify your area of interest.

 

Research Data Management

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QAMyData

QAMyData is an easy-to-use, open source tool that provides a health check for numeric data. The tool uses automated methods to detect and report on some of the most common problems in survey or numeric data, such as missingness, duplication, outliers and direct identifiers.

The tool offers a number of configurable tests that have been categorised into four types: file, metadata, data integrity, and identifiers, which can be run on popular file formats, including SPSS, Stata, SAS and CSV. A standard config file has default settings for each test, such as a threshold for pass or fail on various tests (e.g. detect value label that are truncated, email addresses identified as a string, or undefined missing values) which can be easily adapted to meet the user’s own desired thresholds. The configuration feature allows the creation of a unique Data Quality Profile. The software creates a ‘data health check’ that details errors and issues as both a summary and detailed report, providing a location of the failed test. New tests can easily be added. Data depositors and publishers can act on the results and resubmit the file until a clean bill of health is produced.

Dissertation Guide

Guide designed to be used as a resource for encouraging better data management and research integrity in undergraduate dissertations, and is aimed at RDM trainers and teachers supervising research projects and students undertaking them. The resource consists of a number of practical templates and exemplars, and a link to the slides for teaching is also included. These can be adapted and modified to suit various project needs and different disciplines.

Qualibank

QualiBank is an online tool for browsing, searching and citing the content of selected qualitative data collections held at the UK Data Service.

DMPonline

DMPonline is a web-based tool that supports researchers to develop data management and sharing plans. It contains the latest funder templates and best practice guidelines to support users to create quality DMPs.

Within the tool you will find custom guidance and example answers to help you develop your DMP. These are offered by the DCC, research funders and many research organisations. You can also browse the growing list of public DMPs published by other users of the tool for inspiration.

The service is free at the point of use for researchers to develop DMPs regardless of whether their institution or funder is a customer. DMPonline is also available on subscription for institutions that require a customised service.

RDM for librarians

Content for a three-hour introductory RDM session for librarians. The course covers:

  • Research data and RDM
  • Data management planning
  • Data sharing
  • Skills

The materials consist of presentation slides and an accompanying handbook.

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DANS Training

Data Archiving and Netwrked Seorvices (DANS) is the Netherlands institute for  permanent access to digital research resources.

Since 2005, DANS has been supporting researchers, data professionals, other data archives, research institutions and research financiers with questions in the field of data management, certification and topics such as FAIR, open access and software sustainability.

In addition to data services, DANS also offers training and consultancy.

Do you want to know more about depositing, sharing and reusing data? Or, for example, about research data management, digital sustainability, certification, FAIR, open access or software sustainability?

The expertise built up in national and European projects is reflected in the training courses and advice provided by DANS, intended for researchers, research institutions, research funders, data professionals and other archives. Examples can be found on the DANS Training site.

FD Mentor

Roadmaps, recommendations for action and good practice examples for the strategic development and improvement of research data management at German-speaking universities are developed for subsequent use. The focus is on the development of tools for strategy development for research data management, models for institutional research data policies, and a consulting and training concept

European Commission Open access & Data management

European Commission guidance on the context and Horizon 2020 rules on open access to scientific publications, open access to research data and research data management. Contains multiple reference documents.

 

Digital Curation Centre

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is a centre of expertise in digital curation with a focus on building capability and skills for research data management. They provide expert advice and practical help to research organisations wanting to store, manage, protect and share digital research data.

Amongst the many resources they provide, they have a section of training materials available for developing and/or delivering research data management training. This includes their own DC 101 training materials for training researchers, as well as training materials for librarians and research administrators. They also point to training materials made available by other providers.

 

Research Data Mantra

Free online course for those who manage digital data as part of the research process. It has been created for the use of post-graduate students, early career researchers, and also information professionals.

 

There are eight online units in this course and four data handling tutorials that will help you:

  1. Understand the nature of research data in a variety of disciplinary settings
  2. Create a data management plan and apply it from the start to the finish of your research project
  3. Name, organise, and version your data files effectively
  4. Gain familiarity with different kinds of data formats and know how and when to transform your data
  5. Document your data well for yourself and others, learn about metadata standards and cite data properly
  6. Know how to store and transport your data safely and securely (backup and encryption)
  7. Understand legal and ethical requirements for managing data about human subjects; manage intellectual property rights
  8. Understand the benefits of sharing, preserving and licensing data for re-use
  9. Improve your data handling skills in one of four software environments: R, SPSS, NVivo, or ArcGIS

Each unit takes up to one hour, plus time for further reading and carrying out the data handling exercises. In the units you will find explanations, descriptions, examples, exercises, and video clips in which academics, PhD students and others talk about the challenges of managing research data.