Training ‘Writing a Data Management Plan’ voor PhD students
Practical organisational issues
The University Library is organising a training called ‘Writing a Data Management Plan’ aimed at PhD students. You learn how you write a good Data Management Plan (DMP), in which you discuss:
• which laws and codes of conduct your research should comply with,
• where you are going to store your data,
• where you are going to archive them for the long term,
• how you can make them FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).
The training is tailored to the faculties of VU Amsterdam and we organise it in collaboration with the university graduate schools and PhD coordinators. Below you can find how the training is being organised in your faculty. If the training is embedded in another course taught in your faculty, we recommend getting in touch with your graduate school for the planning (see below). Registration forms for the independent training sessions can be found in the Library Event Calendar.
The training is also embedded in the course about High Performance Computing (HPC) taught at VU Amsterdam. In case you are interested in HPC, you also have the opportunity to take the session about writing a DMP there.
From 2020 onwards, the course will no longer be organised for VUmc. If you are interested in a course about Research Data Management at VUmc, please get in touch with email@example.com.
Do you have questions about the content of the training or practical issues? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
||Embedding in curriculum
||Next training session (status 6-1-2020)|
||To be scheduled, contact email@example.com||Unknown
(together with FGB)
7-5-2020 (without GDPR)
(together with Bèta)
7-5-2020 (without GDPR)
||Embedded in the course
|Contact firstname.lastname@example.org||November 2020
||Embedded in the online
course 'Research Design'
|See the FRT graduate school's website|
or contact email@example.com
||See the FSW graduate school's website|
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
||Independent training||Contact email@example.com||Unknown
||Independent training||Contact firstname.lastname@example.org||Unknown
||Part of HPC course
||See the HPC-website||In the fall of 2020
Description of the content of the training
Good RDM (e.g. storing, sharing, archiving, describing your research data) contributes to research transparency and integrity. Due to the advance of new technologies for data collection, numbers of files and data volumes and are constantly increasing. For that reason, good data management is an essential part of data-driven research as well. In this workshop, we will introduce and discuss the different aspects of RDM which typically need to be covered in a DMP, such as data description, data storage during research, sharing data with colleagues, data archiving after research and data citation. The various components of research data management will be related to the FAIR principles (that is, principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable). We will also address the ethical and legal framework, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for groups for which this privacy legislation is applicable.
In this training, you’ll learn why good RDM is necessary and how it can be beneficial to your research. In an interactive workshop, we will provide you with practical guidelines and instruments to manage your data properly. You will be working on a DMP for your own research, so that you can apply the things you learn to your own project.
Details for FGB and Bèta
The combined course for FGB and Bèta will be taught in two different versions: one for research with personal data (in the sense of the GDPR) and one for research without personal data. When registering for the course, please make sure that you sign up for the right version.
If you sign up for this training, we expect that you do the requested preparation before the workshop. You will be asked to study some materials about RDM (two short articles and a website) and to write a first draft of your DMP.
• Estimated time investment for the preparation: 20 hours
• Credits for this course: 1 EC
Detailed overview of time investment:
|Preparation (reading materials)
|Study DMP templates and choose one for the assignment
|Write first draft of DMP
|Discuss DMP with your supervisor(s)
|Finalise your DMP
||28 hours (= 1 EC)