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What data management training programs are available?

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  • Identify training programs that provide comprehensive data management instruction
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MANTRA is an online course designed for researchers or others planning to manage digital data as part of the research process. - See more at:

Data Intelligence 4 Librarians is an online course that provides an introduction to data management.  During the course, the audience will get acquainted with ways in which research data are prepared for storage, archived and reused. After the course the students understand the meaning of research data in scientific research and are able to advise researchers effectively and efficiently in adding value to their data.

  • UK Data Archive. “Create & Manage Data: Training Resources.” UK Data Archive. Accessed September 24, 2013. .

The UK Data Archive's Managing and Sharing Data: Training Resources presents a suite of flexible training materials for people who are charged with training researchers and research support staff in how to look after research data.



  • Tibbo, Helen R. Data Curation: New Post-master’s Certificate at SILS. Chapel Hill, NC: UNC School of Information and Library Science, 2013. .

In this video, Dr. Helen Tibbo - Alumni Distinguished Professor at SILS - discusses the new Post-Master's Certificate in Data Curation. She also touches on the current certificate in data curation for graduate-level students.



The Research Data Curation Bibliography includes selected English-language articles, books, and technical reports that are useful in understanding the curation of digital research data in academic and other research institutions. For broader coverage of the digital curation literature, see the author's Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works,which presents over 650 English-language articles, books, and technical reports, and the Digital Curation Bibliography: Preservation and Stewardship of Scholarly Works, 2012 Supplement, which presents over 130 additional sources.

Tools for surviving a data deluge to ensure your data will be there when you need it.

What are the roles necessary to effective data management and what kinds of expertise are needed by the researchers and data specialists who are filling those roles? These questions were posed at a workshop of data creators and curators whose delegates challenged the DCC and RIN to identify the training needs and career opportunities for the broad cohort that finds itself working in data management--sometimes by design but more often by accident.  This paper revisits previous investigations into the roles and responsibilities required by a "data workforce," presents a representative spectrum of informed opinion from the DCC Research Data Management Forum, and makes some recommendations for raising capability, capacity and status.

The goal of data management is to produce self-describing data sets. If you give your data to a scientist or colleague who has not been involved with your project, will they be able to make sense of it? Will they be able to use it effectively and properly? This primer describes a few fundamental data management practices that will enable you to develop a data management plan, as well as how to effectively create, organize, manage, describe, preserve and share data.

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