Most researchers know that data management is essential for getting the most out of your data. But what exactly is it and how do you ensure that you’re managing your data well?
This course, focused around a series of webinars, introduces key concepts in data management and how to apply them in your research.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at biological researchers who are working with, or managing data and those who need to create data management plans. No prior knowledge of bioinformatics is required but an understanding of biology and biological research would be an advantage.
What will I achieve?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the data management cycle
- Discuss benefits and challenges of data sharing
- Explain what happens to data after it is shared
- Identify appropriate data repositories and their submission requirements
- Describe how ontologies and standards are used to annotate biological data
- Identify appropriate resources and tools for data management
What resources do I need?
There are no specific resources required to complete this course.
- What is data management?
- Managing and making the most of your data
- Why share your data?
- What happens to your data?
- Giving data context, structure and meaning
- Tools for data management planning
- Myths and best practice
- How and why to make your data open?
- Quiz: test your knowledge
- Your feedback
How and when to access the course
All our courses are designed with flexibility in mind. You can access them for free at any time, just click on the “Enter Course” button.
It is up to you how you use the course; you can either study the full course or you can focus on sections that are relevant to you. To jump between sections, use the navigation bar on the left or the arrows at the bottom of the page. You can also choose whether to complete the course in one go, or over several visits.
The average time to watch all of the webinars is 5 hours (not including exercises and external links). The time may vary depending on your prior knowledge and how you choose to work through the course.
Making the most of the course
Learning something new takes time and practice. We encourage you to:
- Use the activities and quizzes to help you check your learning, recall and apply key concepts. Look out for these icons:-
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- Revisit sections as and when you need them. Bookmark relevant pages in your browser or use the navigation panel to jump the relevant section.
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