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The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory

The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory is a repository of teaching cases and material on research data management. DIL case studies are available for re-use under a CC-BY license and information on how to cite a case study is provided. 

Recent Case Studies include:

Engineering / Faculty / Sapp Nelson / Purdue University / 2015
Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Undergraduates/ Carlson & SappNelson/ Purdue University/ 2012
Jake Carlson and Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Agriculture and Biological Engineering/ Graduate Students/ Bracke & Fosmire/ Purdue University/ 2012
Marianne S. Bracke and Michael Fosmire

Natural Resources / Graduate Students / Wright & Andrews / Cornell University / 2013
Sarah J. Wright and Camille Andrews

Civil Engineering/ Graduate Students/ Johnston & Jeffryes/ University of Minnesota/ 2012
Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes

Ecology/ Graduate Students/ Westra & Walton/ University of Oregon/ 2012
Brian Westra and Dean Walton

Agriculture/ Graduate Students/ Carlson & Bracke/ Purdue University/ 2014
Jake Carlson and Marianne S. Bracke

 

"The DIL Directory welcomes submissions of learning materials from DIL programs developed by librarians, archivists or other information professionals. Submissions will be reviewed by the editors of the directory and should include a brief description of the program. If accepted, the case study is assigned a DOI to enable citation as a part of the publication process. More information about submitting materials for publication can be found in the "Policies" section. See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal."


University of British Columbia Library: Research Data Management (RDM) Website

University of British Columbia Library release their Research Data Management (RDM) website at http://researchdata.library.ubc.ca/.

The website is designed to be service-oriented. Four sections, Learn; Plan; Share and Find guide users to the RDM advice and systems solutions that meet their current needs. The Learn section includes a DataGuide (CC BY 3.0) - a quick standalone guide developed to get people started on Research Data Management, which could be re-used and adapted. 

The website also features the library's current systems offerings for managing research data, including the UBC instance of Dataverse (http://dvn.library.ubc.ca/dvn/) and UBC Library's digital preservation system, cIRcle.

New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) is an instructional tool for teaching data management best practices to undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in the health sciences, sciences, and engineering disciplines. Each of the curriculum’s seven online instructional modules aligns with the National Science Foundation’s data management plan recommendations and addresses universal data management challenges. Included in the curriculum is a collection of actual research cases that provides a discipline specific context to the content of the instructional modules. These cases come from a range of research settings such as clinical research, biomedical labs, an engineering project, and a qualitative behavioral health study. Additional research cases will be added to the collection on an ongoing basis. Each of the modules can be taught as a stand-alone class or as part of a series of classes. Instructors are welcome to customize the content of the instructional modules to meet the learning needs of their students and the policies and resources at their institutions.

Built upon the Frameworks of a Data Management Curriculum developed by the Lamar Soutter Library and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the NECDMC is designed to address present and future researchers’ data management learning needs.

Data Information Literacy (DIL) Project Website

The Purdue University Libraries, partnered with the libraries of the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon and Cornell University, led this project to help raise awareness of research data management and curation issues among rresearchers, through developing and implementing data information literacy (DIL) instruction programs for graduate students. The website of the project has gathered updated information and development of the researcher interview instruments, the data management training curriculum, as well as research publications result from the project. 

Essentials 4 Data Support

An introductory course for those people who (want to) support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data. You can combine the online course with face to face meetings, guided by trainers, or take the online-only course for free. Developed by 3TU.Datacentrum, a consortium of 3 institutions in Delft, the Netherlands, and organised by 3TU.Datacentrum, DANS and SURFsara.

Topics include data management (skills), technical skills, and acquisitions and advice.

Available in English; up to date in January 2015.

http://datasupport.researchdata.nl/en

UK Data Archive's Managing and Sharing Data Training Resources

Our Managing and Sharing Data: Training Resources present 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.

The Training Resources are modularised following the UK Data Archive's seven key areas of managing and sharing data:

  • sharing data - why and how
  • data management planning for researchers and research centres
  • documenting data
  • formatting data
  • storing data, including data security, data transfer, encryption, and file sharing
  • ethics and consent
  • data copyright

Each section contains:

  • introductory powerpoint(s)
  • presenter's guide - where necessary
  • exercises and introduction to exercises
  • quizzes
  • answers

The materials are presented as used in our own training courses  and are mostly geared towards social scientists.

You can download individual modules from the relevant sections or download the whole resource in pdf format.

Research Data Management Training online course

The Research Data Management Training, or MANTRA project has produced an open, online training course for PhD and early career researchers to learn best practices in data management.

In addition to the interactive, online module which covers data management topics such as Organising Your Data, there are downloadable software modules covering data handling skills in SPSS, R, NVivo and ArcGIS.

The resource was created by EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh, and was funded by the JISC Managing Research Data programme.

http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra

Penn State University Libraries: Research Data Management Toolkit

The Penn State University Libraries Data Management Toolkit provides resources to help orient teaching and research faculty, as well as undergraduate and graduate students, around the topic of data management planning. While some sections are dedicated specifically to PSU students, faculty and staff, a large majority of the toolkit may be used generally by the public and offers great information on data management, planning, and sharing. The site also provides links to other institutions and organizations that offer resources on similar topics.

UK Data Service (ESDS): Manage data

The UK Data Service's Manage data site contains data management guidance for researchers, data creators, data managers and data curators, on best strategies and methods for creating, preparing, and storing shareable datasets. Some guidance is specifically targeted at researchers funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill) School of Information & Library Science (SILS): Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr)

UNC-Chapel Hill's Digital Curation Curriculum (DigCCurr) offers intensive training and symposia on digital curation for researchers and other professionals. The current funded project, DigCCurr II, will host three Professional Institutes aimed at assisting digital collection managers in developing their digital curation strategies. The site also offers fellowships in digital curation as well as a shared space for workshop participants to collaborate and share tools and strategies.

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