Research data management – training courses and events

This page lists upcoming and past research data management training events taught by members of the Research Support team.

If you would be interested in arranging a course or presentation for your unit, please get in touch.

Forthcoming Events

Data Talks
The Data series of lunchtime talks will run on Fridays throughout Hilary Term 2016.

Databases: An Introduction to Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS)
Monday 15th February 2016 (5th week Hilary Term), 2pm-5pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A half-day introduction to a service for Oxford researchers. Developed in-house by IT Services, the ORDS offers researchers a place to host research databases, along with online tools to edit and share their data.
Further information and booking

Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Humanities Division)
Monday 22nd February 2016 (6th week Hilary Term), 2pm-4pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.
Booking link

Past Events (most recent first)

Research Data Management Planning: An Introduction for Researchers
Monday 8th February 2016  (4th week Hilary Term), 2pm-3.30pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
An overview of the basics of data management planning, plus a chance to try some tools for building your own data management plan.
View slides on SlideShare; Download course handbook; Data management plan templates

Introduction to Research Data Management (MPLS Division)
Wednesday 3rd February 2016 (3rd week Hilary Term), 2pm-5pm, Careers Service
A 3-hour course for graduate students and postdoctoral research staff in the MPLS Division, providing an overview of key data management issues.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Data management plan templates

Data Management and Archiving (NERC DTP)
Friday 11th December 2015 (9th week Michaelmas Term), 1pm-3pm, Zoology Department
A 2-hour course covering the basics of data management and archiving for NERC Doctoral Training Programme students.
Download slides
Handouts: NERC data management plan template; RDM key resources.

Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Humanities Division)
Monday 16th November 2015 (6th week Michaelmas Term), 2pm-4pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Databases: An Introduction to Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS)
Monday 2nd November 2015 (4th week Michaelmas Term), 2pm-5pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A half-day introduction to a new service for Oxford researchers. Developed in-house by IT Services, the ORDS offers researchers a place to host research databases, along with online tools to edit and share their data.
Download slides (PDF); Course handbook (PDF); Sample database file for exercises

Research Data Management Planning: An Introduction for Researchers
Wednesday 4th November 2015  (4th week Michaelmas Term), 2pm-3.30pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
An overview of the basics of data management planning, plus a chance to try some tools for building your own data management plan.
View slides on SlideShare; Course handbook
Handouts: David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM; Data management plan template

Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Medical Sciences Division)
Monday 8th June 2015 (7th week Trinity Term), 10am-12 noon, Room UGb, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, South Parks Rd
A 2-hour course for medical sciences graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term data management strategies.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM; MRC data management plan template (on MRC site)

Databases: An Introduction to Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS)
Monday 1st June 2015 (6th week Trinity Term), 2pm-5pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A half-day introduction to a new service for Oxford researchers. Developed in-house by IT Services, the ORDS offers researchers a place to host research databases, along with online tools to edit and share their data.
Download slides (PDF); Course handbook (PDF); Sample database file for exercises

Introduction to Research Data Management (Social Sciences Division)
Wednesday 27th May 2015 (5th week Trinity Term), 1pm-4pm, Seminar Room G, Manor Road Building
A 3-hour course for social science graduate students and postdoctoral research staff, providing an overview of key data management issues.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Humanities Division)
Wednesday 20th May 2015 (4th week Trinity Term), 2pm-4pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Research Data Management Planning: An Introduction for Researchers
Wednesday 13 May 2015  (3rd week Trinity Term), 2pm-3.30pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
An overview of the basics of data management planning, plus a chance to try some tools for building your own data management plan.
View slides on SlideShare; Course handbook (PDF)
Handouts: Data management planning – key resources; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM; Data management plan template

Things To Do With Data
A third series of Things to do with Data lunchtime talks ran on Wednesdays of weeks 2-7 of Hilary term 2015.

Data Visualisation Talks
The Research Support team hosted a series of lunchtime talks on data visualisation on Thursdays of Hilary term 2015.

Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Social Sciences Division)
Monday 2nd March 2015 (7th week Hilary Term), 2.30pm-4.30pm, Seminar Room C, Manor Road Building
A 2-hour course for social sciences graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term data management strategies.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Preparing Your Research Material for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (Humanities Division)
Monday 23rd February 2015 (6th week Hilary Term), 2pm-4pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Research Data Management Planning: An Introduction for Researchers
Wednesday 18th February 2015 (5th week Hilary Term), 2pm-3.30pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
An overview of the basics of data management planning, plus a chance to try some online tools for building your own data management plan.
View slides on SlideShare; Course handbook (PDF)
Handouts: Data management planning – key resources; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM; Data management plan template

Oxford’s Online Research Database Service (ORDS): An Introduction
Monday 16th February 2015 (5th week Hilary Term), 2pm-5pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
A half-day introduction to a new service for Oxford researchers. Developed in-house by IT Services, the ORDS offers researchers a place to host research databases, along with online tools to edit and share their data.
Download slides (PDF); Course handbook (PDF); Sample database file for exercises

Introduction to Research Data Management (MPLS Division)
Monday 9th February 2015 (4th week Hilary Term), 1.30pm-4.30pm, Careers Service
A 3-hour course for graduate students and postdoctoral research staff in the MPLS Division, providing an overview of key data management issues.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

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