Data Management Tools
An overview of research management tools:
- Re3data to find repositories
- FAIRsharing and RDA Data Standards Catalogue
- DMPonline for writing data management plans
- OpenAIRE for managing outputs and reporting results
How NOT to Share Your Data: Avoiding Data Horror Stories
This presentation is designed to encourage best practice from researchers when sharing their data. It covers basic issues such as repositories, file formats, and cleaning spreadsheets. It was designed for researchers in the sciences who already have some basic awareness that data sharing has many benefits and is expected by many UK research funders. Topics include:
- Where you should and should not share your data
- What data should you include?
- Choosing a file format
- Spreadsheet use
- How you should and should not describe your data
Research Data Lifecycle
Data often have a longer lifespan than the research project that creates them. Researchers may continue to work on data after funding has ceased, follow-up projects may analyse or add to the data, and data may be re-used by other researchers.
Adhering to a well-defined research data lifecycle results in organised, well documented, preserved and shared data that advance scientific inquiry and increase opportunities for learning and innovation.
Marine GIS Applications (using QGIS)
This course provides an in-depth overview of the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to the marine environment using QGIS. All resources can be accessed from the provided URL.
Aims and Objectives:
- Provide an introduction to GIS for marine applications
- Focus on some publicly available marine datasets
- Show the potential applications of GIS for the marine environment
- Knowledge and understanding of GIS, spatial data, raster, and vector models
- Core tasks involved in the GIS analysis process including data acquisition, management, manipulation and analysis, and presentation and output
- Core functionality of QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser
- Creating and editing spatial data
- Appreciation of coastal and marine GIS data applications
Topic 2: Introduction to Marine GIS
- A brief explanation of GIS
- GIS components
- GIS data models
- Marine GIS applications
- Spatial analysis
Topic 3: Introduction to QGIS
- Why QGIS?
- Exercise: Introduction To QGIS
Topic 4: View data in QGIS Desktop
- QGIS provides several windows, convenient for the user
Topic 5: Map Projections and Coordinate Systems
- Geographic Coordinate Systems
- Coordinate Systems And Map Projections
- Video: Map projections
Topic 6: Create Base Map in QGIS
- Define the Area of Interest (AOI)
Topic 7: Creating Data Collection from the World Ocean Database
- Exercise: Obtaining Marine Data from the World Ocean Database
Topic 8: Introduction to Ocean Data View
- Video: Ocean Data View (ODV) by Reiner Schlitzer
- Exercise: Creating Data Collection from the World Ocean Database
- Exercise: Export Marine Data from the Ocean Data View
Topic 9: Working with Spreadsheet Data
- Exercise: Adding Spreadsheet Data
Topic 10: Edit Data in QGIS
Topic 11: Edit Data: Area of Interest and Analysis Mask
Topic 12: Interpolating surfaces
- Map Interpolation
- Interpolating Surfaces: Summary
- Exercise: Interpolate to Raster
Topic 13: Rendering Raster Data
Topic 14: Raster Calculator
- Exercise: Using the Raster Calculation
Topic 15: Working with NetCDF
Topic 16: Plotting Vector Arrows from U and V Component Grids
- Marine Geospatial Ecology Tools (MGET)
Topic 17: Downloading species observations from the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
- Exercise: Downloading OBIS Data in CSV Format
Topic 18: Creating KML files for Google Earth
- Example KML document
Topic 19: Publication Quality Maps
- Exercise: Create Publication Quality Maps
Making Research Data Available
There is a growing awareness of the importance of research data. Elsevier is committed to encouraging and supporting researchers who want to store, share, discover and reuse data. To this end, Elsevier has set up several initiatives that allow authors to make their data available when they publish with Elsevier. The webinars in the collection (located on the bottom half of the web page) cover:
- Ways for researchers to store, share, discover, and use data
- How to create a good research data management plan
- Data Citation: How can you as a researcher benefit from citing data?
Metadata Recommendations, Dialects, Evaluation & Improvement
This webinar describes a flexible, multifaceted approach to evaluating and improving metadata collections (in multiple dialects).
The initial goal of many metadata efforts was discoverable data but, like many other elements of data management, the metadata landscape has evolved considerably over the last decade to include new use cases and requirements. The approach that has been developed includes web-based tools for understanding and comparing recommendations and dialects, flexible comparisons of completeness of metadata collections (in multiple dialects) with respect to particular recommendations, evaluation of completeness of single metadata records, identification of specific metadata improvement needs and an open forum for sharing information, experiences, and examples. Recommendations for metadata requirements and metadata improvement needs are discussed and shared.
FAIR Data in Trustworthy Data Repositories
Everybody wants to play FAIR, but how do we put the principles into practice?
There is a growing demand for quality criteria for research datasets. The presenters argue that the DSA (Data Seal of Approval for data repositories) and FAIR principles get as close as possible to giving quality criteria for research data. They do not do this by trying to make value judgments about the content of datasets, but rather by qualifying the fitness for data reuse in an impartial and measurable way. By bringing the ideas of the DSA and FAIR together, we will be able to offer an operationalization that can be implemented in any certified Trustworthy Digital Repository. In 2014 the FAIR Guiding Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) were formulated. The well-chosen FAIR acronym is highly attractive: it is one of these ideas that almost automatically get stuck in your mind once you have heard it. In a relatively short term, the FAIR data principles have been adopted by many stakeholder groups, including research funders. The FAIR principles are remarkably similar to the underlying principles of DSA (2005): the data can be found on the Internet, are accessible (clear rights and licenses), in a usable format, reliable and are identified in a unique and persistent way so that they can be referred to. Essentially, the DSA presents quality criteria for digital repositories, whereas the FAIR principles target individual datasets. In this
webinar the two sets of principles will be discussed and compared and a tangible operationalization will be presented.
ORCID Communications Toolkit: Interactive Outreach Presentation
This presentation includes information about ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), short quizzes, and workshop activities. Select content for your presentation according to how long you have, what is suitable for your audience’s level of knowledge, and if you want to include practical tasks. After downloading, the slides can be edited to include your institution's name and presentation details.
How to Import Works into Your ORCID Record Using a Search & Link Wizard
Several ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) member organizations have built search and link tools that allow you to import information about publications and other works into your ORCID record from other databases. The linking process can begin on the ORCID site, or at the organization's website. Note that ORCID does not store preprints or content. Rather we require that works data added to your record include a link that allows users to easily navigate to the source document.
ORCID Registry: How to Group Works on Your ORCID Record
Learn how and why to group works that have been added to your ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID) record from different sources, so that they are displayed together on your record.
Getting Started with ORCID & ORCID API
This presentation introduces ORCID (Open Researcher and Contributor ID), ORCID features, and ORCID's approach to API development.
Data Management Support for Researchers
Tips and advice from a variety of researchers, data managers, and service providers, to help with data management. Titles include:
- Sharing data: good for science, good for you
- What support needs to be provided to assist researchers with data management?
- How can choices about data capture open up, or limit, opportunities for researchers?
- What should researchers do to help their data survive?
- Why should researchers share their data?
- How can repositories and data centres help researchers?
DMP Assistant: bilingual tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs)
The DMP Assistant is a bilingual tool to assist in the preparation of a Data Management Plan (DMP). This tool, which is based on international standards and best practices in data management, guides the researcher step by step through the key questions to develop his plan. DMP Assistant is powered by an open source application called DMPOnline, which is developed by the Digital Curation Centre (DCC). Site registration is required. Data management planning templates are available for the DMP Assistant after registration and sign in.
NASA Earthdata Webinar Series
Monthly webinars on discovery and access to NASA Earth science data sets, services and tools. Webinars are archived on YouTube from 2013 to the present. Presenters are experts in different domains within NASA's Earth science research areas and are usually affiliated with NASA data centers and / or data archives. Specific titles for the current year's webinars can be found from the main page, but can also be found from separate pages for each year. These webinars are available to assist those wishing to learn or teach how to obtain and view these data.
ISRIC Spring School
The ISRIC Spring School aims to introduce participants to world soils, soil databases, software for soil data analysis and visualisation, digital soil mapping and soil-web services through two 5-day courses run in parallel. Target audiences for the Spring School include soil and environmental scientists involved in (digital) soil mapping and soil information production at regional, national and continental scales; soil experts and professionals in natural resources management and planning; and soil science students at MSc and PhD level. Examples courses include "World Soils and their Assessment (WSA) and Hands-on Global Soil Information Facilities (GSIF). Data management topics are included within the course topics.
Diversity Workbench (DWB) in 15 Steps
Introduction and demonstration of the Diversity Workbench (DWB), a "virtual research environment for multiple scientific purposes with regard to management and analysis of life and environmental sciences data. The framework is appropriate to store different kinds of bio- and geodiversity data, taxonomies, terminologies, and facilitates the processing of ecological, molecular biological, observational, collection and taxonomic data" (DWB).
For detailed information about DWB, go to https://diversityworkbench.net/Portal/Diversity_Workbench.
Hivebench Electronic Lab Notebook
The time it takes to prepare, analyze and share experimental results can seem prohibitive, especially in the current, highly competitive world of biological research. However, not only is data sharing mandated by certain funding and governmental bodies, it also has distinct advantages for research quality and impact. Good laboratory practices recommend that all researchers use electronic lab notebooks (ELN) to save their results. This resource includes numerous short video demonstrations of Hivebench:
- Start using Hivebench, the full demo
- Creating a Hivebench account
- Managing protocols & methods
- Storing experimental findings in a notebook
- Managing research data
- Doing research on iPhone and iPad
- Editing experiments
- Collaborating with colleagues
- Searching for results
- Staying up to date with the newsfeed
- Planning experiments with the calendar
- Using open science protocols
- Mendeley Data Export
- Managing inventory of reagents
- Signing and counter signing experiments
- Archiving notebooks
- How to keep data alive when researchers move on? Organizing data, methods, and protocols.
Open Access to Publications in Horizon 2020 (May 2017)
This webinar is part of the OpenAIRE Spring Webinars 2017.
It dealt with the Open Access mandate in H2020, what is expected of projects with regards to the OA policies in H2020 and how OpenAIRE can help.
Webinar led by Eloy Rodrigues and Pedro Príncipe (UMinho)
Webinar presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/OpenAIRE_eu/openaire-webinar-open-access-to-publications-in-horizon-2020-may-2017
Webinar recordings: https://webinars.eifl.net/2017-05-29_OpenAIRE_H2020_OAtopublications/index.html
Last updated on 30 December 2017.
Tools for Version Control of Research Data
Research data tend to change over time (get expanded, corrected, cleaned, etc.). Version control is the management of changes to data or documents. This talk addresses why version control is a crucial component of research data management and introduces software tools that are available for this purpose. This workshop was part of the Conference Connecting Data for Research held at VU University in Amsterdam.
The Horizon 2020 Open Research Data Pilot: Introduction to the Requirements of the Open Research Data Pilot
This course provides an introduction to the European Commission's Open Research Data Pilot in Horizon 2020. It includes two sections: Introduction to the Requirements of the Open Research Data Pilot and How to Comply with the Requirements of the Open Research Data Pilot. Each section may include videos, presentation slides, demonstrations, associated readings, and quizzes which can be found at the URL to the home page for this course.
- Understand what is required of participants in the Horizon 2020 Open Research Data pilot
- Learn about the concepts of open data, metadata, licensing and repositories
- Identify key resources and services that can help you to comply with requirements
- Undertake short tests to check your understanding
Marine Biogeographic Data Management (Contributing and Using Ocean Biogeographic Information System) (2015)
The course provided an introduction to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). This includes best practices in marine biogeographic data management, data publication, data access, data analysis, and data visualization. Content consists of slide presentations and videos. NOTE: The URL provided brings you to a page for courses on topics related to data management. Establishment of login credentials will be required to access the course described here and others on related topics.
Aims and Objectives
- Expand the OBIS network of collaborators
- Improve marine biogeographic data quality
- Increase awareness of international standards and best practices related to marine biogeographic data
- Increase the amount of open access data published through OBIS and its OBIS nodes
- Increase the use of data from OBIS for science, species conservation, and area-based management applications
- Knowledge and understanding of OBIS structure, mission, and objectives
- Installation and management of IPT
- Use of Darwin Core standards for species occurrence records, taxonomy, event/sample records and additional biological and environmental parameters.
- Data quality control tools
- Publishing data through IPT and contributing datasets to OBIS
- Use of OBIS data access (SQL, web service, API/R).
- Data visualization tools (ArGIS online, CartoDB, QGIS, …)
- Marine data managers
- Staff of NODCs or ADUs/OBIS nodes working with marine biodiversity data
- Principle Investigators of major marine biodiversity expeditions
- National marine biodiversity focal points
- Introductions to IOC, IODE, OTGA, and OBIS
- Biodiversity Data Standards
- Data Quality Control Procedures
- Data Access and Visualisation
- Social Aspects of Data Management
Administración de Datos Biogeográficos Marinos (Contribuyendo al Uso de OBIS) (2016)
The course provides an introduction to the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS). It includes best practices in the management of marine biogeographic data, publication of data for free access (IPT), access to data, organization, analysis, and visualization. NOTE: The URL provided brings you to a page for courses on topics related to data management. Establishment of login credentials will be required to access the course described here and others on related topics.
- Expand the network of OBIS collaborators.
- Improve the quality of marine biogeographic data.
- Increase knowledge of international standards and best practices related to marine biogeographic data.
- Increase the amount of freely accessible data published through OBIS and its OBIS nodes.
- Increase the use of OBIS data for science, species conservation, and area-based management applications.
There are four modules consisting of Spanish language slide presentations and videos:
- MODULE 1 - General and concepts
- Introduction to IOC, IODE, OTGA and OBIS and related to WORMS, Marine Regions, DarwinCore biodiversity data standard, and metadata.
- MODULE 2 - Data Quality Control Procedures
- MODULE 3 - Best practices in the management and policy of marine biogeographic data and access, organization, analysis and visualization of OBIS data
- MODULE 4 - Publication of data for free access (Integrate Publishing Toolkit -IPT)
Research Data Management
Marine information managers are increasingly seen as major contributors to research data management (RDM) activities in general and in the design of research data services (RDS) in particular. They promote research by providing services for storage, discovery, and access and liaise and partner with researchers and data centers to foster an interoperable infrastructure for the above services. NOTE: The URL provided brings you to a page for courses on topics related to data management. Establishment of login credentials will be required to access the course described here and others on related topics.
The series of units within this training course recognizes the potential contributions that librarians/information managers can offer and hence the need to develop their skills in the research data management process. Course materials consist of slide presentations and student activities. Topics include:
- Data and information management in International Indian Ocean Expedition-2 (IIOE-2)
- Open science data
- Research data and publication lifecycles
- Research data organization and standards
- Data management plans
- Data publication and data citation
- Access to research data
- Management of sensitive data
- Repositories for data management
- Data management resources
Quality Management System Essentials for IODE National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU)
The International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange (IODE) maintains a global network of National Oceanographic Data Centres (NODC) and Associate Data Units (ADU) responsible for the collection, quality control, archive and online publication of many millions of ocean observations. The concept of quality management has become increasingly significant for these centres to meet national and international competency standards for delivery of data products and services. The IODE Quality Management Framework encourages NODCs and ADUs to implement a quality management system which will lead to the accreditation.
This workshop provides an introduction for NODCs and ADUs involved in the development, implementation, and management of a Quality Management System based on ISO 9001:2015. NOTE: The URL provided brings you to a page for courses on topics related to data management. Establishment of login credentials will be required to access the course described here and others on related topics.
Aims and objectives
- To introduce the IODE Quality Management Framework
- To introduce the ISO 9000 series of standards
- To provide a description of a Quality Management System
- To describe the importance of quality management for oceanographic data
- To describe the accreditation process for NODCs and ADU
Note that the exercises are no longer accessible.
- Introduction to Quality Management Systems
- QMS Implementation in Meteorological Services
- Introduction to ISO standards
- Understanding ISO 9001:2015
- ISO 9001:2015 Clause 4. Context of the Organization
- ISO 9001:2015 Clause 5. Leadership
- ISO 9001:2015 Clause 6. Planning
- ISO 9001:2015 Clause 7.Support
- ISO 9001:2015 Clause 8. Operation
- ISO 9001:2015 Clause 9. Performance Evaluation
- ISO 19115:2015 Clause 10. Improvement
- Developing a quality system manual
- Experiences and lessons learned from implementing a QMS: SISMER
- Implementing the Quality Management System
- IODE Quality Management Framework and Accreditation
Why Cite Data?
This video explains what data citation is and why it's important. It also discusses what digital object identifiers (DOIs) are and how they are used.
Essentials 4 Data Support
Essentials 4 Data Support is an introductory course for those people who (want to) support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data. The Essentials 4 Data Support course aims to contribute to professionalization of data supporters and coordination between them. Data supporters are people who support researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data. Course may be taken online-only (no fee) with or without registration, or online plus face to face meetings as a full course with certificate (for a fee).
Dash: Making Data Sharing Easier
Introduction to Data Management Planning
This slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at Riga Technical University, Riga, to research support staff as an introduction to research data managment. The slide presentation introduces data management plans, which are often submitted as part of grant applications, but are useful whenever researchers are creating data. See below for instructions on downloading the slides. The presentation covers the following topics:
- What is a data management plan (DMP)?
- Reasons for developing a DMP
- Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation program templates
- DMP deliverables
- Key decisions in DMP development
- Resources about the DMP review process
- Example DMPs
This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "Introduction to Data Management Planning" (11:45) on the agenda.
Demonstration of DMPOnline (Data Management Planning Tool)
Slide presentation demonstration of DMPOnline is part of a workshop offered at Riga Technical University, Riga giving an introduction to research data management for research support staff. The slide presentation is designed to help research support staff help researchers create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. The slides can be downloaded by going to item 12:15 on the agenda. More information can be found about the DMPonline tool at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline.
How to Customise DMPonline
This downloadable slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at the Stratford Library and Learning Centre in 2016, and discusses what to consider when customising the Data Management Planning Tool (DMPTool) which is used to create, review, and share data management plans that meet institutional and funder requirements. See instructions for downloading the slides below. The presentation covers:
- The concept of guidance by theme
- An overview of options and follow-along demo
- Adding templates
- Adding guidance
- Customising funder templates
This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "How to customise DMPonline" (10:00) on the agenda. More information about the DMPonline tool can be found at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline.
Demonstration of Customising DMPonline
This slide presentation is part of a workshop offered at the Stratford Library and Learning Centre, and provides a practical lab exercise for using the administrative interface to customise the DMPonline tool. More information about the DMPonline tool can be found at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/dmponline.
Introduction to Research Data Management
This slide presentation is part of a workshop presented at the Library of Birmingham, Birmingham U.K., and provides an introduction to the research data management landscape, data sharing, and data management planning.
This PowerPoint slide presentation can be downloaded from the provided web page by clicking on "Introduction to Research Data Management" (10:10) on the agenda.
RDM for Librarians
This is an introductory research data management (RDM) presentation for librarians. PowerPoint slides are available for download at the provided URL. The course covers:
- Research data and RDM
- Data management planning
- Data sharing
- RDM at University of Northampton
An RDM for librarians handbook is also available at the provided URL.
"I'm leaving you... my data!" -- Practical Research Data Sharing Within Your Institution and the Wider Community
This slide presentation discusses recent developments in research data management (RDM) practices in response to *Horizon 2020, United Kingdom's Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC), Research Councils UK (RCUK), and institutional University of Southampton policy.
- Research, data, and repositories
- European, national, and institutional policy
- Research Data Alliance - workflows for data publishing
- Identifiers and data citation
- Force 11 data citation principles
- DataCite and digital object identifiers (DOIs)
- Linking data and publications
- Scenarios exploring data management concepts and processes
- How to get researchers' attention
- Research costing
- Active data sharing
- Timeline for implementing institutional data management
- Biomedical research software as a service (BRISSkit) overview
*About Horizon 2020 (from https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/what-horizon-2020):By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
Analyzing DMPs to Inform Research Data Services
Presentation about lessons learned from the DART project, which developed an analytic rubric to standardize the review of data management plans as a means to inform targeted expansion or development of research data services at academic libraries.
Research Data Management and Integrating an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) with a University Research Infrastructure
Two slide presentations:
1. An overview of University of Edinburgh research data management policy and implementation
2. Integrating an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) with a University Research Infrastructure: Case Study with Rspace at the University of Edinburgh, which includes:
- Where demand for ELNs is coming from
- RSpace - origins and overview
- RSpace at Edinburgh - linking to files and depositing content in Edinburgh DataStore and archiving in Edinburgh DataVault
- Platform for integration with other research data management infrastructures