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Teaching Research Data Management Skills Using Resources and Scenarios Based on Real Data

Presenter 1
Veerle Van den Eynden
UK Data Archive
Presenter 2
Jared Lyle
Presenter 3
Lynette Hoelter
Presenter 4
Brian Kleiner

The need for researchers to enhance their research data management skills is currently high, in line with expectations for sharing and reuse of research data. Data librarians and data services specialists increasingly provide data management training to researchers. It is widely known that effective learning of skills is best achieved through active learning by making processes visible, through directly experiencing methods and through critical reflection on practice. The organisers of this workshop each apply these methods when teaching good data practices to academic audiences, making use of exercises, case studies and scenarios developed from real datasets.
We will showcase recent examples of how we have developed existing qualitative and quantitative datasets into rich teaching resources and fun scenarios to teach research data management practices to doctoral students and advanced researchers; how we use these resources in hands-on training workshops and what our experiences are of what works and does not work. Participants will then actively develop ideas and data management exercises and scenarios from existing data collections, which they can then use in teaching research data management skills to researchers.

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