Wordle of Edinburgh RDM policy (2011) controlling for words research and data.
Planning: Support and services for planning activities that are typically performed before research data is collected or createdAD Infra: Facilities to store data that are actively used in current research activities, to provide access to that storage, and tools to assist in working with the dataStewardship:Tools and services to aid in the description, deposit, and on-going management of completed research data outputs…
Reminder slide to mention handouts and openly licensed MANTRA course
Wordle from one unit in MANTRA: Documentation and metadata
Sam Searle’s visit to UoE Feb, 2011: “The Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) Achievement Award recognises Sam’s work in leading activity in research data management across Monash University and her contribution to Australia’s research data management community to maximise the outcomes of researchers. … Ms Searle is the first person to be appointed to a library-based data management support role in Australia and one of very few research data librarians in the world. She hopes to use her award to attend a research data management workshop in the UK and to visit selected universities that are leaders in research data management, including the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford.” http://www.monash.edu.au/news/show/national-award-for-data-management-coordinator
DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians (PK)
The Do-It-YourselfResearch Data ManagementTraining Kit for LibrariansRobin Rice, Data LibrarianEDINA and Data LibraryUniversity of EdinburghScotlandPK session, IASSIST 2013Cologne: 30 May 2013Picture courtesy GESIS, IASSIST 2013 website
IASSIST’ers and librariansare doing it for themselves!Eurythmics and Aretha Franklin video (from YouTube). Press play!
Background The Data Library as part of Information Services University of Edinburgh RDM activity:o Research Data Management Policyo Roadmap to implement policy Data Management Support in Roadmap Edinburgh pilot training in RDM for librarians
Data Library service at Edinburgh:since 1983finding…accessing …using …teaching …managingChartsBin and mkandlez on flickr
Our Research Data ManagementRoadmap (to implement the policy)Involvement from across University and Information Services
Data Management SupportGeneral consultancy and support servicethroughout the research process
Supporting and trainingresearchers• Online guidance for academic staff• Training PhD students and early career researchers• Awareness-raising and service rollout• Data management consultancy; grant-costed effortsuch as embedded librarians or data librarians• Training librarians & IT staff to prepare for rollout
Research Data MANTRA• Openly licensed online learningself-paced course in RDM forpostgrads and early careerresearchers• Grounded in three disciplines,working with post-graduateschools• Video stories from researchers invariety of settings• Data handling exercises in foursoftware analysis packages http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantrabacklitbuddhaby.ashonFlickr
Online training for PhD studentsonline training course
A peak inside MANTRA (wordle)Wordle by Rocio von Jungenfeld
Challenges for Librarians in RDM• Finding time to pursuenew activities• Establishing credibility ina new area of expertise• Learning new skills;‘getting techie’• Getting hands dirty withunpublished material*Iblametheconferencelackofreliableinternetforthelackofattributionoftheseimages
Liaison librarian training (2012-13) Data Library agreed to pilottraining with 4 liaison librarians Aimed to reuse MANTRA in ablended learning approach foracademic liaison librarians Idea inspired by DataIntelligence 4 Librarians hybridcourse from 3TU Delfthttp://www.mcphee.com/laf/
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
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.
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
‘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)
Because we love librarians -DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians
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!