Curating and Managing Research Data for Re-Use
This five-day workshop is for individuals interested or actively engaged in the curation and management of research data, in view of data sharing and reuse, particularly data librarians, data archivists, data producers and stewards with responsibilities for data management. The course will assist individuals working with research data to apply efficient curation practices to ensure the usability, quality and safekeeping of data resources. Participants will learn about best practices for managing research data, how to apply them to daily operations, and the types of tools that can assist in curation efforts.
This workshop will explore and apply the concepts and benefits of life cycle principles 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. Examples of data from other scientific domains will also be integrated. 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 small group discussions for sharing local experiences and learning from others.
Participants will leave with knowledge and experience of how to review, assess, manage, curate, and promote data collections for long-term preservation and access.
Fee: Members = $1500; Non-members = $3000