Online tutorial

Bringing data to life 2020

Data management for the biomolecular sciences

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Time to complete:

> 3 hours

This course includes:

  • Quizzes
  • Videos

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Last reviewed:

March 2021


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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.

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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.

This online tutorial is part of the Introductory bioinformatics pathway: A curated set of EMBL-EBI online courses, which provides an introduction to bioinformatics, a brief tour of the resources available from EMBL-EBI and more details about some of those resources, including Ensembl, UniProt and Expression Atlas.

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.

DOI: 10.6019/TOL.Data_Management-w.2018.00001.1

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