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Research Data Management and Sharing, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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About this Course

This course will provide learners with an introduction to research data management and sharing. After completing this course, learners will understand the diversity of data and their management needs across the research data lifecycle, be able to identify the components of good data management plans, and be familiar with best practices for working with data including the organization, documentation, and storage and security of data. Learners will also understand the impetus and importance of archiving and sharing data as well as how to assess the trustworthiness of repositories. Today, an increasing number of funding agencies, journals, and other stakeholders are requiring data producers to share, archive, and plan for the management of their data. In order to respond to these requirements, researchers and information professionals will need the data management and curation knowledge and skills that support the long-term preservation, access, and reuse of data. Effectively managing data can also help optimize research outputs, increase the impact of research, and support open scientific inquiry. After completing this course, learners will be better equipped to manage data throughout the entire research data lifecycle from project planning to the end of the project when data ideally are shared and made available within a trustworthy repository. This course was developed by the Curating Research Assets and Data Using Lifecycle Education (CRADLE) Project in collaboration with EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. This course was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under award #RE-06-13-0052-13. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Research Data Management and Sharing MOOC do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Hashtag: #RDMSmooc...

Top reviews

By AG

Apr 03, 2017

informative course. Lots of information provided.\n\nCourse set a foundation of knowledge that will be built upon.\n\nGood instructors. Good pace.

By NS

Aug 21, 2016

Good introduction to an area where library science, information science and archivistics come together.

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By Mohamad Abdouni

Nov 06, 2018

It was a pleasure to be in this course and I got a huge benefit from it

By Dwight M. Lewis

Oct 30, 2018

This course challenged me intellectually especially since I do not have Information Science in my background, but I stand to benefit greatly from its contents, since my work colleagues and I are part of a start-up anonymisation section in the Children's division of the Supreme Court of Trinidad & Tobago.

By MD. RAMZAN ALI

Sep 15, 2018

This is a very uptodate course for interested learner in this modern age for any branch of student.

By Alexis Katsis

Sep 08, 2018

Great overview of the field. There was perhaps a bit too much emphases on archiving. I would have personally benefited from more time on metadata standards. However, I thought it was a good introduction and it made me want to do a deeper dive into a few key aspects of data management.

By Erick Alexander Montalván Caputty

Aug 24, 2018

Good Course

By ESTALYN ALDAIR SALAVARRIA MORA

Aug 19, 2018

Good

By Jessica nall

Jul 06, 2018

I manage data for researchers who have not been practicing good research data for more than a decade. This course has helped me fill in things that I missed in my education and has also helped me form an arsenal of information to help make the case for better creation of research data.

By Matthew Roberts

Apr 13, 2018

very interesting course

By Sheila Braun

Apr 10, 2018

Lots & lots of useful information! A bit dry, though.

By Sean Carte

Feb 27, 2018

Comprehensive introduction to RDM.