From the webpage:
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 complement the UK Data Archive’s popular guide on ‘Managing and Sharing Data: best practice for researchers’, the most recent version published in May 2011.
They have been designed and used as part of the Archive’s daily work in supporting ESRC applicants and award holders and have been made possible by a grant from the ESRC Researcher Development Initiative (RDI).
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
The materials are presented as used in our own training courses and are mostly geared towards social scientists. We anticipate trainers will create their own personalised and more context-relevant example, for example by discipline, country, relevant laws and regulations.
You can download individual modules from the relevant sections or download the whole resource in pdf format. Updates to pages were last made on 20 June 2012.
Quite an impressive set of materials that will introduce you to some aspects of research data in the UK. Not all but some aspects.
What you don’t learn here you will pickup from interaction with people actively engaged with research data.
But it will give you a head start on understanding the research data community.
Unlike some technologies, topic maps are more about a community’s world view than the world view of topic maps.