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Invited presentation given at OpenAire/LIBER workshop in Ghent, 28 May, 2013.

Invited presentation given at OpenAire/LIBER workshop in Ghent, 28 May, 2013.

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  • A data library is normally part of a larger institution (academic, corporate, scientific, medical, governmental, etc.) established to serve the data users of that organisation.
  • IASSIST is the international organisation of data librarians and other data professionals, and it’s meeting ‘nearby’ (3 hours by train) in Cologne this week.
  • 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 & Robin Rice at Monash University, January 2009http://jisc-datashare.blogspot.com/2009/02/data-walkabout-7-melbourne.htmlFeb, 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
  • Slide from Sam Searle’s presentation at UoE: Library roles in research data management – visit from Sam Searle to UoE, 22 March 2011

Research Data Management Training and Support Presentation Transcript

  • 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//jisc-datashare.blogspot.com/2009/02/data-walkabout-7-melbourne.html
  • 18. DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians:CC-BYImage by David Shankbone, wikimedia commons
  • 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), privatesetting, plenty of time for discussion, sharingstories 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 policyhttp://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-data-policyResearch data guidancehttp://www.ed.ac.uk/is/data-managementMANTRA online traininghttp://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra/Edinburgh University Data Libraryhttp://www.ed.ac.uk/is/data-library