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Managing your research data – introducing good practice with MANTRA

Careful management of your data is vital for the health of your research project and having a robust research data management plan is increasingly required by funders.

A good research data management plan will ensure that:

  • you create, collect, store, structure and use your data in the most effective way for your particular research needs
  • your data is safely backed up and preserved for the future
  • you can make your data available to others where appropriate (and when mandated by your funder)
  • sensitive and confidential data is kept securely

Although having an effective research data management plan is really important, it can be difficult to know where to start.     One option is to come along to the Bodleian Libraries iSkills workshops on research data management.   The next workshop in this series will take place on  Tuesday 21 February 14.00-15.30 and will introduce MANTRA, an online learning course covering best practice in research data management.  During the workshop you will have an opportunity to start the tutorial with help at hand from the Bodleian Libraries’ Data Librarian and to ask him questions about managing data for your own research project.  >Book a place on Bodleian iSkills: Get managing your data off to a good start with MANTRA

Data, data, data…for Social Scientists

If you need data for your Social Science research then you should come to next Thursday’s Bodleian iSkills workshop on Social Science Data Archives and Statistical Databases.  The workshop will cover both macro and micro  data sources including national data archives, subscription services and databases available at Oxford University,  economic and business data and more.  The session which will be led by the Bodleian Libraries Data Librarian and will not only introduce the main databases and tools but also discuss how to use them effectively in your research.

Booking for this workshop which will take place on Thursday  3 November 14.00-16.00 at the Social Science Library is essential.

Discovering and depositing research data in Social Sciences

Calling all researchers looking for statistical data (or creating their own data) in the Social Sciences. This Friday Bodleian Libraries will be running a workshop looking at key data archives for tracking down statistical data to support your research and how to access and cite the data that you find.

In addition, we will talk about Oxford’s own data repository, ORA-Data where you can deposit any data that you generate as part of your own research.

The workshop will take place Friday 28 Ocotober 9.15-12.15 at IT Services, 13 Banbury Road. Please be sure to book your place online.

Data for your research

Social Science data services provide archives of data for use by researchers and students. To find out more, come along to  Bodleian Libraries workshop, “WISER:  Social Sciences Data Services” on Tuesday 20 Novemeber 2.00-4.00 pm.      The session will provide an overview of the available services and exercises with the Economic and Social Data Service and ICPSR (Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research).

Please book your place online.