Winter 2015 Workshop Series

Winter 2015 Workshop Series

Participants may sign-up for one or all 5 of the data management workshops. 

Participants that attend all 5 data management workshops (Jan 22-Feb 19) will receive a certificate of Data Management training for their UMN training records. 
The Data Management workshop series will take place over the Winter Break in January 2015 in a "flipped classroom" format where participants will watch a 3-9 min video before attending an hour-long workshop. In class we will focus on hands-on participation and activities. 

The University Libraries' course on data management is designed for graduate students at the University of Minnesota who seek to prepare themselves as “data information literate" scientists in the digital research environment. Detailed videos and in-class workshop activities will help you prepare for the specific and long-term needs of managing your research data. Experts in digital curation will describe current sharing expectations of federal funding agencies (like NSF, NIH) and give advice on how to ethically share and preserve research data for long-term access and reuse.

Students will get out of this course:
  • Five workshop sessions to gain hands-on skills for managing digital research data accompanied with 3-9 min video lessons that you can watch anytime online or download to your device.
  • A Data Management Plan (DMP) template with tips on how to complete each section. Your completed DMP can be used in grant applications or put into practice as a protocol for handling data individually or within your research group or lab.
  • (Optional) Feedback and consultation on your completed DMP by research data curators in your field.  

Participants that attend all 5 data management workshops in this series (Jan 22-Feb 19) will receive a Certificate for their UMN training records. If you have any questions please contact the instructors.

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