In great demand: Open course on data management

On June 16, 2020, an open online course titled “Love your data! Data management basics for studies and research“ took place. It was organized by the Göttingen eResearch Alliance and the Bausteine+ project of the SUB.

The courses focused on the following questions:

  • What are the motivation, definition and tasks of research data management?
  • How do Backup, Archival and Depositing differ in storing data?
  • How can folder structure, file naming and versioning support data organisation?
  • How can I describe my data with metadata, and what are the FAIR Data Principles?
  • Why should and how can I share my data with others?
  • What support is being offered at the Göttingen Campus regarding research data management?

The 90 minutes course was attended by roundabout 115 students and researchers, most of which came from the Göttingen Campus. The group of participants turned out to be rather heterogeneous. With 43%, PhD students and research assistants formed the largest group, followed by 33% of bachelor and master students. A majority of 60% of the participants had a background from the natural or structural sciences.

As the feedback from the course was extraordinarily positive, it will be offered again in the coming months – also in an English version. Stay tuned.

You can find the slides from the course (in German) here.

The questions and answers (in German) from the course can be found in this Pad.

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