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Research Data Management Training and Support


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Presented by Robin Rice of EDINA/Data Library of the University of Edinburgh, at the OpenAire / LIBER Workshop, in Ghent, 28 May 2013.

Presented by Robin Rice of EDINA/Data Library of the University of Edinburgh, at the OpenAire / LIBER Workshop, in Ghent, 28 May 2013.

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  • 1. Research Data ManagementTraining and SupportRobin Rice, Data LibrarianEDINA and Data LibraryUniversity of EdinburghOpenAire / LIBER WorkshopGhent: 28 May 2013#elag2013
  • 2. Overview About the Data Library University of Edinburgh RDM activity:o Research Data Management Policyo Roadmap to implement policy Data Management Support in Roadmap The DIY Research Data Management Training Kit
  • 3. What is a data library?“A data library refers to both the content andthe services that foster use of collections ofnumeric, audio-visual, textual or geospatialdata sets for secondary use in research.”Focus on re-use of data
  • 4. Data Library service at Edinburgh:since 1983finding…accessing …using …teaching …4ChartsBin and mkandlez on flickr
  • 5. Data Library & consultancy
  • 6. Where data librarians meet…Follow #iassist2013 this week!
  • 7. U of Edinburgh’s RDM Policy Passed Senate in May, 2011 Ten brief principles Sets out roles and responsibilities Aims to enable researchers to achieve goodpractice Wide consultation organised by Library-ledcommittee set up by the Vice Principal
  • 8. What does the policy look like?
  • 9. Our Research Data ManagementRoadmap (to implement the policy)Involvement from across University and Information Services
  • 10. Data Management SupportGeneral consultancy and support servicethroughout the research process
  • 11. The Data LifecycleSlide borrowed with permission from Anthony Beitz,Monash University. Presented at OR 2012, EdinburghCollaborateConceive Design Experiment Publish ExposeAnalyseDesignDataManagementPlanningExposeNational Repository orInstitutional Repository orElectronic Journal orCommunity PortalResearch Data ManagementPlatformCollaborateExperiment PublishAnalyse
  • 12. Supporting and trainingresearchers• Online guidance for academic staff• Embedding RDM training into postgraduateprogrammes (MANTRA); bespoke training• Awareness-raising and service roll-out acrossschools and research units• Data management consultancy; grant-costed effortsuch as in-depth planning or metadata support• Training librarians & IT staff
  • 13. Online guidance for staff
  • 14. Online training for PhD studentsonline training course
  • 15. Another peak: wordle from oneMANTRA unit
  • 16. Liaison librarian training (2012-13) Information Services staff need training to buildconfidence in engaging in RDM activity andproviding support Data Library had already created MANTRA, anonline RDM training course for PhD students Aimed to reuse MANTRA in a blended learningapproach for academic liaison librarians Idea inspired by Data Intelligence 4 Librarians andMonash University Library
  • 17. 17Sam Searle & Robin Rice at Monash University, January 2009//
  • 18. DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians:CC-BY
  • 19. Approach: pilot librarian training Librarians are professionals with ownexperience and concerns to bring to training Obtain buy-in from start, from participants aswell as their managers Small group (4 plus facilitator), private setting,plenty of time for discussion, sharing stories Emphasis on facilitation rather than teaching
  • 20. Five topics / modules Data management planning Documenting & organising data Data storage & security Ethics & copyright Data sharingTopics of interest agreed with participatinglibrarians before start of training. Loosecorrespondence to MANTRA units.
  • 21. Course structure: five sessions Each face to face session two hours duration Facilitated by an ‘expert’ (data librarian) Invited guest speakers to kick off each session Short talks followed by long discussions Interactive group exercises from UK DataArchive Train the Trainers workbook
  • 22. ‘Homework’ assignments Allow 2 weeks to complete prior to session MANTRA modules & recommended reading Reflective questions to think as a researcher Independent study: Interview a researcher Write up a Data Curation Profile The first builds confidence; the second practices what we preach(sharing)
  • 23. Contents of the training kit Overview for facilitators Course schedule Reflective questions for each session Selected group exercises from UK Data Archive Independent study assignment: Data CurationProfile, from D2C2, Purdue University Libraries Podcasts and presentations of short talks Evaluation formsAll CC-BY licensed so please reuse!
  • 24. LinksUniversity of Edinburgh policy data guidance online training University Data Library