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Research Data Management and Sharing - 3/31/2022 is a Course

Research Data Management and Sharing - 3/31/2022

Started Jan 6, 2022


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LIVE SESSION: Thursday, March 31, 2022 @11:00am - 12:00pm, Zoom.

Class Description: Researchers world-wide have been moving towards open research, meaning all the results of research in any discipline should be shared without restrictions. Granting agencies in the U.S. have mandated the sharing of research outputs since 2013. For research to be shared it must be managed appropriately. Changing technology is impacting the way research is being conducted as is interdisciplinary and collaborative work. Managing the research appropriately starts with the writing of the grant proposal, continues throughout the research process and even after the closeout of the project with the outputs being shared. This class will cover federal and University policies surrounding data ownership, and stewardship. Understanding data management plans, secure campus storage options and how to share your research outputs will be discussed. The class will cover the basics, such documenting the research, developing file naming systems, metadata and why it is important, and campus resources to assist you in managing your research. We will also show you where you can find data already in repositories for you to use in your research.


Objectives: At the conclusion of this class, you should be able to:

  • Become aware of history of data management efforts and organizations involved in improving the management and sharing of research.
  • Become aware of the U.S. federal regulations and University policies affecting research.
  • Know about the different sources of data and the file formats they can be in.
  • Know about managing files and folders efficiently
  • Know about the University of Utah position on security and the different ways data can be stored securely on this campus.
  • Know about documenting the research, including metadata.
  • Know how to share research outputs such as publications and data following granting agency mandates and publisher expectations.

REd Synchronous classes are taught by subject matter experts, and provide both fundamental and advanced skills training in flipped classroom format. These classes are offered live (currently, via Zoom), wherein participants will attend and participate in a 1-hour presentation and will be held responsible for completing any required pre-class and/or post-class activities outside the classroom (these activities can include: readings, videos, etc.). Participants can expect to spend up to 1-hour with these activities. The total duration for these synchronous classes is approximately 2-hours.   

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