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Research Data Organisation

Research Data Organisation

How to keep track of your data during and after your research? This question is central to this workshop. In 90 minutes the RDM Support Team introduces you to the good practices of research data organisation. The workshop discusses what you can do at both the level of your project, your data collection and individual datasets in order to make and keep your research data structured, informative and accessible.

The workshop discusses good practices while leaving space for personal preferences or discipline-specific traditions, providing you with an overview of the various ways in which you can manage your research data in a way that suits your needs. This includes generic strategies such as metadata, READMEs, file names and folder structures and version control and file formats, but also specific documentation practices for both quantitative and qualitative research.

Thursday, November 2, 2023
2:00pm - 3:30pm
1.05B Central Library Instruction Room
Central Library
  Humanities     Law Library     Library of Science     Nijmegen School of Management     UBN - Social Sciences  
  Research Data Management  
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Content: During this workshop we will address topics such as:

  • How to organise and document your research project through either metadata or READMEs.
  • How to name, structure and organise your research data files.
  • How to organise the documentation of either qualitative or quantitative research.

Learning goals: After completion of the workshop participants will:

  • Know how they can document their project at various levels of detail.
  • Have practical knowledge on how to organise their research data files.
  • Have a basic understanding of how they can use embedded documentation.
  • Be able to prepare a dataset for archiving, sharing and publishing of their research data.

Topics: data management, documentation, metadata, good practices

Format: Lecture with occasional group discussion.

Prerequisite knowledge: none required.

For whom: Researchers at any stage of their research.  

Duration: 1 session of 90 minutes, with a short coffee break. Coffee and tea will be provided for the participants.

Contact information: or 0243612863


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