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Data Management PlanResearch Data ArchivingMetadataData Management

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Approx. 14 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Understanding Research Data

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 37 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Research Data Defined4m
Types of Data and Metadata4m
Research Data Lifecycle2m
Why Manage Data?3m
Data Management Stakeholders4m
Data Management Across the Research Lifecycle7m
"What Are Data?"2m
"Why is Data Management Important?"3m
2 readings
Summary & Additional Resources10m
Summary & Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Understanding Research Data30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Data Management Planning

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 16 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Funding Agency Requirements2m
Data Management Plan Content6m
Data Management Planning Tools2m
1 reading
Summary & Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Data Management Planning30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Working with Data

4 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 56 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
15 videos
File Naming4m
Versioning2m
File Formats6m
Data Transformations2m
Documentation3m
Data Citation3m
Storage3m
Backup3m
Data Security2m
Encryption3m
Interview - Natalia Calanzani3m
Interview - Shaun Bevan6m
"How does good data management add value to research?"3m
"Do you think data sharing helps to reduce waste and increase transparency of research?"4m
4 readings
Summary & Additional Resources10m
Summary & Additional Resources10m
Summary & Additional Resources10m
Summary & Additional Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Organizing Data30m
File Formats and Transformations30m
Documentation and Data Citation30m
Storage and Security30m
Working with Data30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Sharing Data

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 48 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Challenges to Sharing3m
Data Citations4m
Protecting Confidentiality (Part 1)6m
Protecting Confidentiality (Part 2)7m
Intellectual Property and Data Ownership3m
Access6m
"What Are the Benefits of Sharing Data?"5m
"What Are the Drawbacks of Sharing Data?"4m
2 readings
Summary & Additional Resources10m
Summary & Additional Resources10m
1 practice exercise
Sharing Data30m

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