As we are still facing significant restrictions on movement and in-person events during the whole of semester 2 we have decided to continue offering our RDM (Research Data Management) training courses online only. Details of the upcoming courses are below.
For undergraduate and taught masters students we have a new course called Data Mindfulness: Making the most of your dissertation, which can be enroled on via Learn on MyEd. Alternatively the videos and workbook are available on our training page.
Our online, self-paced RDM training course, Research Data MANTRA, has also been undergoing a significant update, which will be the subject of a future blog post – it is openly accessible at https://mantra.edina.ac.uk.
Full details about each course are on our training webpage https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/research-support/research-data-service/training
|Writing A Data Management Plan for Your Research (RDS002)||Research Staff||24th March 2021||09:30 – 11:30||https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleId=44117|
|Writing A Data Management Plan for Your Research (RDS002)||All Staff & PGR’s||13th April 2021||10:00 – 12:00||https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=44862|
|Working with Personal and Sensitive Data (RDS003)||Research Staff||15th April 2021||09:30 – 11:30||https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleId=44118|
|Realising the Benefits of Good Research Data Management (RDS001)||All Staff & PGR’s||21 & 22 April 2021||13:30 – 15:00||Part 1 – https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=44856|
|Edinburgh DataVault: supporting users archiving their research data (RDS008)||Support staff||22nd April 2021||10:30 – 12:00||https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=showEventDetails&scheduleId=44924|
|Working with Personal and Sensitive Data (RDS003)||All Staff & PGR’s||26th April 2021||14:00 – 16:00||https://www.events.ed.ac.uk/index.cfm?event=book&scheduleID=44863|
|Realising the Benefits of Good Research Data Management (RDS001)||Research Staff||04 & 05 May 2021||13:30 – 15:00||Contact IAD directly https://www.ed.ac.uk/institute-academic-development|
The following courses will not run during semester 2, but we plan to relaunch them as soon possible. In the meantime if you need any support just get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
- Data Cleaning with OpenRefine (RDS004)
- Handling Data Using SPSS (RDS005)
- Assessing Disclosure Risk in Quantitative Data (RDS006)
- Assessing Data Quality in Quantitative Data (RDS007)
- Introduction to Visualising Data in ArcGIS (RDS011)
- Introduction to Visualising Data in QGIS (RDS012)
A final note, the Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC which we launched with the University of North Carolina in 2016 has enjoyed its most successful period during the pandemic, with people wanting to reskill for the digital world. Over 2,700 learners have successfully completed the 5 week course and passed assessments, with over 25,000 people engaging with the highly rated course since the beginning.
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