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Research Data Management workshops

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should be effectively stored and managed during a project, preserved for the future and – where possible – shared with other academics.  As part of the ‘iSkills workshops’ programme each term Bodleian Libraries runs the following FREE workshops on Research Data Management, covering data management planning; institutional funder and publisher requirements; sources of specialist data available at the University of Oxford and elsewhere; working with sensitive or restricted data; issues around preserving data and cybersecurity, confidentiality and informed consent; and where to get support.  These sessions are intended for Postgraduates and Researchers.

Click on any link for further information and to book a session.

Managing research data and Data Management Planning (DMPs)
Friday 1 February 10.00-12.00 – next session TBA in Trinity Term

Data sources for research – discovery, access & use
Monday 4 February 14.00-16.00

Introduction MANTRA for Research Data Management
Tuesday 12 February 10.00-11.30

Working with sensitive research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Wednesday 6 March 10.00-12.00

Working with sensitive research data in the Sciences and Medical Sciences
Thursday 21 February 14.00-16.00

Research Data Management workshops

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should be effectively stored and managed during a project, preserved for the future and – where possible – shared with other academics.  As part of the ‘iSkills workshops’ programme each term Bodleian Libraries runs the following set of FREE workshops on Research Data Management, covering data management planning; institutional funder and publisher requirements; sources of specialist data available at the University of Oxford and elsewhere; working with sensitive or restricted data; issues around preserving data and cybersecurity, confidentiality and informed consent; and where to get support.  These sessions are intended for Postgraduates and Researchers.  Click on any link for further information and to book a session.

Managing research data and Data Management Planning (DMPs)
Thursday 26 April 10.00-12.00

Data sources for research – discovery, access & use
Friday 4 May 10.00-12.00

Introduction MANTRA for Research Data Management
Friday 18 May 14.00-15.00

Working with sensitive research data in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Wednesday 30 May 14.00-16.00

Working with sensitive research data in the Sciences and Medical Sciences
Monday 4 June 14.00-16.00

 

Looking for statistical data for your Social Sciences research?

Picture of graphs and chartsCalling all Social Sciences researchers looking for statistical data (or creating their own data). On Tuesday 9 May 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 Tuesday 9 May 10.00-12.00 at the Information Skills Training Room in the Social Science Library. Please be sure to book your place online.

Working with sensitive or confidential research data?

Are you:
– Creating or using existing sensitive research data?
– Using suitable consent agreements?
– Protecting all your data?
– Aware of appropriate strategies?
– Documenting and creating metadata?
– Aware of the support at Oxford?

Our Bodleian iSkills workshop ‘Working with sensitive research data’ will guide you through the issues and key principles to bear in mind when creating, using and sharing sensitive or confidential research data.

The workshop will be suitable for those using sensitive data either obtained from third party sources such as data archives or for those creating data as part of their research.    It will be particularly suitable for DPhil students and research staff.  Please be sure to book your place online for:
Bodleian iSkills: Working with sensitive research data (Wed 1st March 14:00-16:00)

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.