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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Research Data Management and Sharing by The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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About the Course

This course will provide learners with an introduction to research data management and sharing. After completing this course, learners will understand the diversity of data and their management needs across the research data lifecycle, be able to identify the components of good data management plans, and be familiar with best practices for working with data including the organization, documentation, and storage and security of data. Learners will also understand the impetus and importance of archiving and sharing data as well as how to assess the trustworthiness of repositories. Today, an increasing number of funding agencies, journals, and other stakeholders are requiring data producers to share, archive, and plan for the management of their data. In order to respond to these requirements, researchers and information professionals will need the data management and curation knowledge and skills that support the long-term preservation, access, and reuse of data. Effectively managing data can also help optimize research outputs, increase the impact of research, and support open scientific inquiry. After completing this course, learners will be better equipped to manage data throughout the entire research data lifecycle from project planning to the end of the project when data ideally are shared and made available within a trustworthy repository. This course was developed by the Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education (CRADLE) Project in collaboration with EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. This course was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under award #RE-06-13-0052-13. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Hashtag: #RDMSmooc...

Top reviews


Mar 19, 2020

It was a very useful course but I think it needs more examples about using this course in many work. It was a great experience for me that I learned new field out of my studies and I won't regret it.


Apr 23, 2020

The course was well-paced, well-organized, and clearly expressed. A wealth of resources were provided while keeping the instructional videos concise but detailed. Thoroughly enjoyable!

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By Mojdeh Z

Jul 12, 2019

I found this course pretty useful without lots of information. I currently work in a research environment which involves lots of multi-site studies and data management task and was familiar with some of the aspects of this course, but I still found it useful.

By Shalini S

Jun 27, 2020

Excellent course. Can do this at your own pace. Wonderful instructors and concise content. Great for busy individuals to get a foot hold into data management techniques

By Jenny I

Feb 11, 2018

Good introduction to research data management. The course is well structured with relevant lectures, reading, quiz exercises and peer review assignments. Easy to follow.

By Asako Y

Aug 19, 2020

The course introduced me the basic concepts for research data management and data curation and preservation and was very helpful.

By Nten-Osowo M

Nov 17, 2022

It's a great course and it's very helpful. However, I wish more case studies and real life situations were included.

By Andrés M

Jun 15, 2020

I would love this MOOC to be more inclusive. Most interviewed people were white, and that does not reflect academia.

By Georgina N N

Jun 9, 2020

It was an eye opener. The course content was relevant and the instructor made it interesting and easy to follow.

By naman p

Nov 7, 2022

Good knowledge pack in data management and archiving data regulated by proper policies.

By Ronald O

Oct 23, 2020

The presnters are very knowledgeable. The explanation of different contents was clear


Aug 2, 2020

Provides a great overview of what's needed to manage research data for reseachers

By Shah

Jan 3, 2022

One of the best course for data management and sharing

By Hilda T A

Feb 3, 2017

Excellent resources and extraordinary lectures!

By Cedron W

Nov 21, 2016

It is a really great course! I learnt a lot!

By Christina J

Sep 21, 2020

Need more response from the course team.

By Gibin G

Jul 16, 2020


By Gareth P

Apr 4, 2022

A good overview of RDM issues.

By Aditya P

Aug 10, 2020

Nice course and really helpful.

By Mahesh M

Nov 14, 2022

good and understandable

By Johanna L

Jul 23, 2020

New skills!

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By Dorien H

Dec 14, 2019

Tops: Very good introduction to/overview of research data management and considerations that need to be made in sharing data. Doable for all disciplines. Does not take up too much time. Good summaries at the end of each topic.

Tips: videos could be more engaging (mostly "talking head" style + slow talking), I would have liked it if the slides shown would be available as well (i.e. not in a video)

By Roland K

Mar 25, 2016

This is a an important topic and more scientists (and students in the sciences) should learn about this but the quizzes are not great as a learning aid and my motivation is running through lows.

By Brandon E A

Oct 7, 2016

This course provided some god information on version control and file naming conventions, but a lot of the lessons just refer to the DDI protocol.

By Aaron M

Jun 16, 2021

Great course, it has helped me a lot.

I t has opened my eyes to tghings that i never knew