Research data management – training resources

CC BY-NC-SAThe Research Support team makes many of its research data management training resources available for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike licence. Subject to the terms of this licence, you are welcome to adapt these materials for your own purposes.

Please note that as these presentations were designed for use with Oxford researchers, they may contain references to tools and services that are not available outside the University of Oxford.

Training courses

These are designed to last between ninety minutes and three hours, and include a mixture of presentation and practical exercises.

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Preparing Your Research Data for the Future

Preparing Your Research Data for the Future: What You Can Do Now to Avoid Problems Later (social sciences focus)
A 2-hour course for social sciences graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term data management strategies.
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Handouts: RDM key resources handout; 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 focus)
A 2-hour course for humanities graduate students and researchers, focusing on long-term strategies for the management of data and other research material.
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Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Introduction to Research Data Management (medical sciences focus)
A 3-hour course for graduate students and researchers working in the medical sciences, providing an overview of key data management issues.
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Handouts: RDM key resources; Sample dataset for documentation exercise; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Introduction to Research Data Management (sciences focus)
A 3-hour course for graduate students and researchers working in mathematical, physical, and life sciences, providing an overview of key data management issues.
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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
A 90-minute course for graduate students and researchers, providing an overview of data management plans, plus an introduction to tools and templates that can be used to create one.
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Handouts: Course handbook on ITLP Portfolio; Data management planning – key resources; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Shorter presentations

These are designed to last between twenty minutes and a hour.

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Research Data Management: An Overview

An Introduction to Research Data Management
A general overview for graduate students and researchers from all disciplines.
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Research Data Management: An Overview (humanities focus)
A short taster session for humanities graduate students and researchers.
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Handout: RDM key resources

Keeping On Top of Your Research Data (social sciences focus)
A presentation for social sciences graduate students and researchers, offering some practical strategies for staying in control of research data.
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Handouts: RDM key resources; Data management plan template; David Shotton’s Twenty questions for RDM

Resources for Research Data Managers
An overview of resources for management and support staff whose responsibilities include planning and implementing data management strategies.
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Handout: Resources for research data managers

Induction resources

For resources designed for use at induction events for new researchers, please see the separate induction resources page.

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