Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use

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Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use
25 Jul 2016

Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use

 

What is the event about & what will you learn?

This Five-day training workshop is organised by the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the UK Data Service for people interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse (part of the ICPSR summer school).

Participants will learn about best practices and tools for data curation, from selecting and preparing data for archiving to optimizing and promoting data for reuse. ICPSR social science quantitative datasets and UK Data Archive qualitative and cross-disciplinary data collections will serve as case studies and participants will track the datasets as they make their way through the data assessment, review, processing and curation pipeline.

Participants will learn about and gain proficiency in the full range of life cycle activities: data review and preparation; confidential data management; effective documentation practices; how to create, comply with, and evaluate required data management plans; digital repository requirements and assessment; and running user support and promotional activities for data. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on exercises demonstrating curation practices and on discussion for sharing local experiences and learning from others. Additional context and expertise will be provided through invited keynote lectures by research data experts.

How is this relevant for the RDA Community?

This training workshop is for data librarians, data archivists, and data producers actively engaged in the curation and management of research data for sharing and reuse. Participants will leave with knowledge and experience of how to review, assess, curate, and promote data collections for long-term preservation and access.

Where is the workshop taking place?

University of Lisbon, Portugal

Where can you find further information?

Visit the event web site or contact Veerle Van den Eynden, UK Data Archive - veerle[at]essex.ac.uk