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Engaging students with research data management – the modular approach - Sewell

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Engaging students with research data management – the modular approach - Sewell

  1. 1. OSC Office of Scholarly CommunicationOffice of Scholarly Communication Engaging Students with Research Data Management Claire Sewell Research Support Skills Coordinator Office of Scholarly Communication, Cambridge University The Modular Approach ces43@cam.ac.uk@ces43
  2. 2. OSC • What is RDM? • Teaching RDM at Cambridge • Example module(s) • Activity: Create your own workshop • Group feedback • Strategies for engagement Workshop outline
  3. 3. OSC Managing and sharing the data produced by research Required by many funders (& good practice) Links to library skill set What is RDM? !Data means different things to different people! OSC Data Website
  4. 4. OSC Research Data Facility: RDM@Cambridge • Programme of events and training • Data repository • Funder guidance • Consultancy services • Advocacy and outreach Research Data website
  5. 5. OSC Teaching RDM at Cambridge
  6. 6. OSC Modular approach Icons via Iconfinder (Alfredo via CC-BY)
  7. 7. OSC Modular approach Icons via Iconfinder (Alfredo via CC-BY)
  8. 8. OSC Example module
  9. 9. OSC • Data backup • File sharing • Data organisation • Sharing your data • Funder policies • Data management plans Workshop structure
  10. 10. OSC Module example Data Organisation Science, Technology and Engineering (STEM)
  11. 11. OSC Organising your data
  12. 12. OSC How do you organise your data? Vincent Gaggioli
  13. 13. OSC How do you organise your data? Vincent Gaggioli
  14. 14. OSC How do you organise your data? Vincent Gaggioli
  15. 15. OSC Which one is better and why? Slido.com: #2088 A B
  16. 16. OSC Be consistent Be meaningful to you and your colleagues Enable you to find files easily Would you be able to easily get hold of your own files? Your strategy needs to:
  17. 17. OSC Image (used with permission): http://www.vukovicnikola.info/folder-structure-for-research/ Develop a structure
  18. 18. OSC Physical samples
  19. 19. OSC How do you organise physical samples? Vincent Gaggioli
  20. 20. OSC Management of physical samples Marta Teperek, PhD physical sample organisation
  21. 21. OSC Create maps of your samples • can be simple Excel spreadsheets • and keep them up to date! Reference your samples: • dates in notebooks • supplier’s name/code Add any relevant notes Management of physical samples
  22. 22. OSC File naming strategies
  23. 23. OSC Image (used with permission): http://10pm.com/ *** *** Do file naming conventions matter?
  24. 24. OSC Do file naming conventions matter? In 3 years time would you know what these are?
  25. 25. OSC File naming conventions http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/files/gdl_tilsdocnaming_v1_20090612.pdf
  26. 26. OSC File naming conventions http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/files/gdl_tilsdocnaming_v1_20090612.pdf
  27. 27. OSC Module example How to Organise Information Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)
  28. 28. OSC Organising your data
  29. 29. OSC Which one is better and why? Slido.com: #2088 A B
  30. 30. OSC Be consistent Be meaningful to you and your colleagues Allow you to find files easily Would you be able to easily get hold of your own files? Your strategy needs to:
  31. 31. OSC Mendeley Zotero Training is available via departmental libraries Reference managers
  32. 32. OSC File naming strategies
  33. 33. OSC Image (used with permission): http://10pm.com/ *** *** Do file naming conventions matter?
  34. 34. OSC Do file naming conventions matter? In 3 years time would you know what these are?
  35. 35. OSC File naming conventions http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/files/gdl_tilsdocnaming_v1_20090612.pdf
  36. 36. OSC File naming conventions http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/files/gdl_tilsdocnaming_v1_20090612.pdf
  37. 37. OSC Describing your information
  38. 38. OSC Create a small Lego model – use all the bricks Write a description of your model (NOT step by step instructions) Describing your information
  39. 39. OSC Swap your instructions with another group Can you recreate their model? Activity designed by Eleanor Barker, Joyce Heckman and Kirsten Lamb Describing your information
  40. 40. OSC End of the module
  41. 41. OSC • Same basic structure • Changes in terminology • Tailored examples • Different activities for different disciplines • Length of module Things to note
  42. 42. OSC Activity: Create your own workshop
  43. 43. OSC You have been asked to develop an RDM workshop for the audience in your packs How will you use the elements available to create a bespoke workshop? Activity: Create your own workshop
  44. 44. OSC Feedback
  45. 45. OSC • Talk to your audience about their needs • Make the workshop meaningful • Attainable level of learning • Make learning a group activity • Allow your audience to be an active participant in shaping the workshop • Make it fun! Strategies !One size DOES NOT fit all!
  46. 46. OSC Questions?
  47. 47. OSC Thank you!
  48. 48. OSC Image credits Images via: Pixabay Pexels Iconfinder CC0 unless otherwise noted

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