Wednesday, 13 August 2014

MRC/Wellcome drop-in research data management clinic

Are you funded by the either the MRC or Wellcome and want to find out more about their research data management and data sharing expectations? If so, then why not come and see us at the RDM drop-in clinic in the Medical School Social Space on C Floor on Tuesday 19th August between 11:00 am and 1.00pm.
The University Research Data Management team will be there and we are interested in hearing about how you deal with your research data throughout its lifecycle – from the creation and/or receipt of your data all the way through to its dissemination and re-use.
The clinic will provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts on research data management planning, and in particular the funders’ expectations that a data management plan (DMP) is required at the grant application stage.
The clinic will provide information on how to:

·        Satisfy and comply with MRC/Wellcome research data expectations for data discoverability
·        Get a further understanding of free data management planning tools that are available, such as  the DMPOnline
·        Find out more about the University of Sheffield Research Data Management activities
·        Learn about the role of subject / disciplinary repositories and data deposit

So if you have a burning question on how to manage your research data please do drop-in and see us and feel free to bring along any draft DMPs you may already be working on.

Some common research data concerns include:
·        What are the legal and ethical issues surrounding my research data?
·        Do I need a data management plan as part of my funding application?
·        How do I securely store my data and back it up?
·        What does the MRC/Wellcome require me to do with my data post-project?
·        What is good practice regarding organising data and documenting it?
Event details:
Date:              Tuesday 19th August 2014
Location:         The Medical School Social Space, C Floor (Medical School Cafe 1828)
Time:              11.00 – 13:00

Further information on research data management is available from the University research data management website.

We look forward to seeing you there and please feel free to bring your lunch!

For further information please contact the Research Data Management Coordinator at

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