Data Management Planning Workshops – Starting June 30th

Join the University of Cincinnati Libraries for a series of workshops on data management planning! The workshops will address universal data management best practices for health science, science and engineering students and professionals. While much of the focus is on STEM fields, this course will be useful for anyone interested in learning more about data management practices and principles. Each workshop will include a teaching portion and hands on activities. We recommend that registrants attend all five workshops if possible. Workshops will be held in the Health Science Library (HSL) Electronic Classroom G005G.

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Workshops and Dates:

  • June 30th, 3-4:30p – Overview of Research Data Management (Research Data Management Module 1)
    This workshop will discuss definitions of research data, outline reasons for managing and sharing research data, list common data management issues, describe best practices and resources for managing data, and discuss data services available from UCL.
  • July 14th, 3-4:30p – Types, Formats, and Stages of Data (Research Data Management Module 2)
    This workshop focuses on stages of the research data life cycle, storage file formats for long term access, quality control techniques and technical standards, and disciplinary data collection recording practices.
  • July 21st, 3-4:30p – Contextual Details Needed to Make Data Meaningful to Others (Research Data Management Module 3)
    This workshop will help users define metadata, understand the “what” and “why” for metadata, identify standards for documenting and capturing metadata, and identify an approach to creating metadata for a project.
  • August 4th, 3-4:30p – Data Storage, Backup, and Security (Research Data Management Module 4)
    This workshop focuses on understanding why data storage, backup, and security of research data are important and to discuss current and best practices for creating a data storage, backup, and security plan for a project.
  • August 11th, 3-4:30p – Legal and Ethical Considerations for Research Data (Research Data Management Module 5)
    This workshop addresses issues such as who owns research data, how do intellectual property laws and/or copyright protections relate to research data and researchers, what is a data citation, and what ethical and privacy considerations one needs to be aware of when using another’s data or sharing your own data.

For more information, contact Ted Baldwin, Director, Science and Engineering Libraries, (513) 556-4211.