This workshop introduces attendees to best practices in Data Management. Librarians will be introduced to a set of skills needed to serve in this capacity. Faculty members will learn how to manage data in an ethical way meeting the expectations and requirements of their universities, funders and the legislations.
In the age of big data, research communities are still facing multiple challenges in acquiring datasets for their research. All researchers do not have the resources they need to generate their own data, and data which are already generated by others are not easily found or accessed even on the same campus. Since data generation is quite expensive and time consuming, it should be well managed, so it can be easily retrieved, accessed and reused. This workshop targets librarians and faculty members. Upon the completion of the first part of the workshop ( for librarians only), librarians will be introduced to policies and procedures related to data management, they will learn about data repositories and metadata standards. This will enable them to understand the data management needs across the research data lifecycle and how they can be well equipped to serve in this capacity. In the second part of the workshop ( for both librarians and faculty), attendees will how to to organize and document data efficiently during the course of a project and how to write a data management plan. Attendees are encouraged to bring a sample of a dataset they are working on.