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

Events for Trinity Term are currently being scheduled: details will appear here in due course.

Past Events (most recent first)

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

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.
View slides on SlideShare
Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan templates

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.
Download slides (PDF); Course handbook (PDF); Sample database file for exercises

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.
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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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