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Tue 4 Feb 2020
11:00 - 13:00

Venue: 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5

Provided by: Office of Scholarly Communication


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Managing your digital information (for PhD students in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

Tue 4 Feb 2020


Prevent research disasters through good data management

  • How much information would you lose if your laptop was stolen?
  • Have you ever emailed your colleague a file named 'final_final_versionEDITED'?
  • Do you know what your funder expects you to do with your research information?

As a researcher, you will encounter research data in many forms, ranging from literature sources, interviews, measurements, numbers and images.

Whether you create, receive or collect this information, you will need to organise it.

Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis.

Target audience
  • PhD students in HASS subjects
  • Other PhD students and postdocs also welcome

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Tue 4 Feb 2020   11:00 - 13:00 11:00 - 13:00 8 Mill Lane, Lecture Room 5 map Dr B. Gini,  Dominic Dixon
Topics covered

In this introduction to managing digital information, we will cover

  • Strategies for backing up your computer
  • Strategies for naming and organising your files
  • Strategies for file exchange with collaborators
  • Funder requirements for making your digital information (or data) available
  • How to write a Data Management Plan

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  • Please bring your own internet-enabled device to this session

One session of two hours


Once a term

Related courses
Research Data Management

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