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A WHELF / UK eInformation group event
Research Data Management for Information Professionals
Andrew Cox
To be held at Cardiff Metropolitan University
Wednesday 1st July 2015 09.30-16.30

There is an increasing understanding that data collected during research needs to be managed more carefully.  It is in researchers’ own interests to do so, and increasingly funders also mandate data planning.  The scale, diversity and fragility of digital data make this challenging.  Universities are beginning to develop a support infrastructure that will help improve research data management.  Some libraries are already beginning to play a key role in defining and delivering this infrastructure.

The course encompasses the skills require by librarians and information professionals to support all stages of the research process, offering an introduction to Research Data Management (RDM) and the role of librarians and information professionals.

Programme covers:

  • The nature of research and of research data
  • The digital curation lifecycle
  • Practical data management
  • Library roles in supporting RDM
  • Roles of other professional support staff
  • First steps in RDM for libraries
  • Job descriptions for RDM roles
  • A guide to resources and further learning materials

Who should attend?

  • The course is open to all WHELF  information professionals, librarians and research officers with an interest/responsibility for supporting research, especially RDM
  • Any professional wishing to keep their skills up to date

Cost = £100 +VAT. For more information and to download the booking form please click here. Booking closes 24th June 2015.