OTGA Training Course: Research Data Management

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General information

Research Data Management (RDM) covers the planning, creating, storing, organizing, accessing, sharing, describing, publishing and curating of data. RDM is mandated by many funding agencies and increasingly by governments to provide access to funded research results.
The management of data, particularly large-scale data, has many challenges, and the roles of researchers, facilities that manage marine data, repositories and libraries are coming together to provide access, preservation and archive of this data and the scholarly products associated with it.

Learning Outcomes
- Recognize the importance of good research data management practice;
- Advanced knowledge in the current landscape of Research Data Management, organized efforts to develop standards and tools in this field;
- Understanding of the roles of Data Managers and Information Managers in Research Data Management and how they can become collaborators in this RDM;
- Develop skills in writing and implementing a Data Management Plan, including those associated with Funding agency requirements and mandates;
- Knowledge of the terminology of Open Access and Open Data as it applies to Research Data Management;
- Develop skills in writing data citations.

Course Topics
- Overview of Research Data
- Open Data
- Research Data and publication lifecycles
- Data organisation and standards
- Data Management Plan
- Organising Research Data
- Making Data available
- Access to Research Data
- Linked Data
- Towards integrated data and information systems

Target Audience
- marine researchers and postgraduate students;
- repository managers (data and/or documents);
- marine data librarians;
- marine information (library) managers.

Course Pre-requisites:
- Interest or new responsibilities in working with marine data and/or information
- Working knowledge of the English language


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Venue: Nova Southeastern University, Oceanographic Center, Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies
Dania Beach, United States

Nova Southeastern University, Oceanographic Center, Institute of Marine and Coastal Studies
8000 North Ocean Drive


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