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Research Data Management: Learn RDM

Guide on research data management, with resources and tools for data planning, data organization, data documentation, data sharing, data security, data analysis and visualization

Online RDM Learning Resources

Research Data Management GRAD 521 (Oregon State University) examines all aspects of research data management best practices. Designed to prepare students to exceed funder mandates for performance in data planning, documentation, preservation and sharing in an increasingly complex digital research environment.

Research Data Management Training MANTRA (University of Edinburgh) provides free online course designed for researchers and students who manage digital data as part of a research project.

Fundamentals of Research Data Management (University of Washington) made up of seven one-hour course modules, based on the New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC). Includes learning objectives, presentations, readings, and exercises. Developed for undergraduate and graduate level.

Data Management Training Resources (UK Data Archive) is the companion website for the handbook on Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice by Louise Corti, Veerle Van den Eynden, Libby Bishop and Matthew Woollard. Contains chapters that are modularised with explanatory text, exercises, quizzes and answers. Geared towards social scientists, but can be adapted to other disciplines and countries.

Workshops and Consultation

Contact your Research Librarian, at for workshops and consultation on research data management topics

Previous Workshops

  • (LKCSB) MGMT671 – Applied Research Methods (Qualitative)
     RDM topics covered: Data Management in Transcription, Data Organization, General Data Management Issues
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