Looking after and managing your research dataAn ESRC Advanced Training Network course
Date: 26-27 April 2012
Location: UK Data Archive, University of Essex, Colchester
There is a deficit in the training of early career researchers in the areas of handling and management of the research data they produce.
While many PhDs are acquiring the skills to collect and analyse data, the skills required to enable longer-term re-use of those data rarely feature in training, and are often only learned later on the job when working on large and well co-ordinated research projects.
This workshop will enable participants to develop an awareness of the knowledge and professional skills in this area. Our two-day workshop will cover presentations and interactive activities that focus on all kinds of social science data - quantitative and qualitative across the following seven areas of data management identified by the UK Data Archive:
- 'why share' data and the benefits of good data management
- data management planning for researchers and research centres
- documenting and contextualising your data
- formatting your data
- storing your data, including data security, data transfer, encryption, and file sharing
- ethics and consent
- data copyright
After attending the workshop you will:
- have a greater understanding of what it means to manage and store research data
- appreciate the professional skills required to look after research data properly
- understand how roles and responsibilities can be assigned to projects to meet ethical and legal requirements
- be empowered to feel confident to take back issues to your own research environments
This course is offered as part of the ESRC Advanced Training Network. These training courses offer social science postgraduates the opportunity to access high quality advanced training both within and outside of their home institution, whether in their own discipline, a particular research method, or in a different area of research in order to develop new skills and knowledge.
There is a fee for this workshop, which is non-refundable unless notice of cancellation is received within 5 working days of the event. The course fee is £60 for UK-registered students; £120 for staff from UK academic institutions/research centres), ESRC funded researchers and UK registered charitable organisations; and £440 for all other participants. The course fee includes course materials, lunch and morning and afternoon refreshments. Travel and accommodation are to be arranged and paid for by the participant.
Bookings are now closed.