The Do-It-Yourself
Research Data Management
Training Kit for Librarians
Robin Rice, Data Librarian, R.Rice@ed.ac.uk
EDINA ...
Overview
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RDM at University of Edinburgh

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New roles: supporting data management

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Research Data MANTRA – researcher...
Uni of Edinburgh’s RDM Policy
Our Research Data Management
Roadmap (to implement the policy)

Involvement from across University and Information Service...
Data Management Support

General consultancy and support service
throughout the research process
Supporting and training
researchers
• Online guidance for academic staff

• Training PhD students and early career researc...
New landing page for RDM
Research Data MANTRA
• Openly licensed online learning
self-paced course in RDM for
postgrads and early career
researchers...
course
Challenges for Librarians in RDM
• Finding time to pursue
new activities
• Establishing credibility in
a new area of exper...
Learning from Monash experience –
It’s about confidence building
Liaison librarian training (2012-13)
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Data Library and User Services
carried out training with two
groups of 4 liaison l...
Approach: pilot librarian training
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Librarians are professionals with own
experience and concerns to bring to training

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Five topics / modules
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Data management planning
Documenting & organising data
Data storage & security
Ethics & c...
Course structure: five sessions
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Each face to face session two hours duration

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Facilitated by an ‘expert’ (data libra...
‘Homework’ assignments
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Allow 2 weeks to complete prior to session

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MANTRA modules & recommended reading

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Reflecti...
Because we love librarians DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians
Contents of the training kit
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Course schedule
Reflective questions for each session
Selected group exercise...
Links
University of Edinburgh policy

http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-data-policy
Research data management home page
http:...
Building Confidence: Training Librarians in Research Data Management
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Research Data Management: Finding our Role
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Slide from Sam Searle’s presentation at UoE: Library roles in research data management – visit from Sam Searle to UoE, 22 March 2011
  • Building Confidence: Training Librarians in Research Data Management

    1. 1. The Do-It-Yourself Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians Robin Rice, Data Librarian, R.Rice@ed.ac.uk EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh Annual Workshop of the International Association of Scientific and Technological Libraries (IATUL) Research Data Management: Finding our Role University of Oxford: 6 December 2013
    2. 2. Overview  RDM at University of Edinburgh  New roles: supporting data management  Research Data MANTRA – researcher training  Edinburgh liaison librarian training in RDM  Disseminating opportunities: the DIY Training Kit
    3. 3. Uni of Edinburgh’s RDM Policy
    4. 4. Our Research Data Management Roadmap (to implement the policy) Involvement from across University and Information Services
    5. 5. Data Management Support General consultancy and support service throughout the research process
    6. 6. Supporting and training researchers • Online guidance for academic staff • Training PhD students and early career researchers • Awareness-raising and service rollout • Data management consultancy; grant-costed effort such as embedded librarians or data librarians • Training librarians, preparing IT staff for rollout
    7. 7. New landing page for RDM
    8. 8. Research Data MANTRA • Openly licensed online learning self-paced course in RDM for postgrads and early career researchers • Grounded in three disciplines, working with post-graduate schools • Video stories from researchers in variety of settings • Data handling exercises in four software analysis packages http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra
    9. 9. course
    10. 10. Challenges for Librarians in RDM • Finding time to pursue new activities • Establishing credibility in a new area of expertise • Learning new skills; ‘getting techie’ • Getting hands dirty with unpublished material
    11. 11. Learning from Monash experience – It’s about confidence building
    12. 12. Liaison librarian training (2012-13)  Data Library and User Services carried out training with two groups of 4 liaison librarians  Aimed to reuse MANTRA in a blended learning approach for academic liaison librarians  Idea inspired by Data Intelligence 4 Librarians hybrid course from 3TU Delft
    13. 13. Approach: pilot librarian training  Librarians are professionals with own experience and concerns to bring to training  Obtain buy-in from start, from participants as well as their managers  Small group (4 plus facilitator), private setting, plenty of time for discussion, sharing stories  Emphasis on facilitation rather than teaching
    14. 14. Five topics / modules      Data management planning Documenting & organising data Data storage & security Ethics & copyright Data sharing Topics of interest agreed with participating librarians before start of training. Loose correspondence to MANTRA units.
    15. 15. 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 Data Archive Train the Trainers workbook
    16. 16. ‘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)
    17. 17. Because we love librarians DIY RDM Training Kit for Librarians
    18. 18. Contents of the training kit        Course schedule Reflective questions for each session Selected group exercises from UK Data Archive Independent study assignment: Data Curation Profile, from D2C2, Purdue University Libraries Podcasts and presentations of short talks Evaluation forms Completed curation profiles All CC-BY licensed so please reuse!
    19. 19. Links University of Edinburgh policy http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/research-data-policy Research data management home page http://www.ed.ac.uk/is/data-management MANTRA online training http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra Edinburgh Data Blog http://datablog.is.ed.ac.uk

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