This webinar will be available in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.
Research data management is a critical component of the research process that involves the planning, organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data. This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the basics of research data management, offering valuable insights for researchers, academics, and professionals looking to enhance their data handling practices.
The presentation will explore data lifecycle management, emphasizing the stages of data creation, usage, and retention. Additionally, the presentation covers best practices for data organization, metadata creation, and data storage solutions, addressing the challenges associated with data volume and data formats. It explores the significance of data preservation and backup strategies, including data curation, to ensure data longevity and accessibility. Furthermore, the presentation discusses the role of data management plans and their integration into the research process. It also highlights the benefits of open science and reproducibility in research.
By the end of this presentation, attendees will have a foundational understanding of research data management, empowering them to handle their research data effectively, ethically, and in compliance with best practices. Proper research data management not only enhances the quality and impact of research but also contributes to the overall advancement of science and innovation.
Rebecca Koskela is the past Executive Director of the Research Data Alliance US. Rebecca has a background in scientific data management, bioinformatics, and high-performance computing. She was Executive Director of DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth) and led the cohort of data repositories assembled to apply for the CoreTrustSeal certification as part of the AGU Coalition Enabling FAIR Data Project. Her bioinformatics positions include Life Sciences Informatics Manager for Alaska IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Core Manager for the Center for Alaska Native Health Research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, member of the senior management team at the Aventis Cambridge Genomics Center, bioinformatics specialist at the Mayo Clinic, Director of Informatics in the Department of Genetics at Stanford University and member of the staff at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. In addition to her bioinformatics experience, Rebecca specialized in system performance and analysis at Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cray Research, Intel, and IBM.