Columbia Research Data Management Tutorials and Templates

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The ReaDI Program has created several tutorials and templates to aid in the management of data during the collection phase of research and preparing for publication.  Tutorial topics include:   Good Laboratory Notebook Practices, Laboratory Notebook Checklist, Best Practices for Data Management When Using Instrumentation, and Guidelines on the Organization of Samples in a Laboratory.   Downloadable templates are available on related topics, such as data to figure map templates.  

The Research and Data Integrity (ReaDI) program is designed to enhance data management and research integrity at Columbia University. The ReaDI program provides resources, outreach and consultation services to researchers at all stages in their careers. Many of the resources are applicable to researchers at any institution.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Michelle Benson
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
ReaDi Program, Columbia University
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No fee
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
Electronic lab notebook (ELN)
Physical samples (Earth Science)
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Social and Behavioral Sciences
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Columbia University
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Contact Person(s): 
Michelle Benson
Contact Organization(s): 
ReaDi Program, Columbia University
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Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
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Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Graduate student
Research faculty
Undergraduate student
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour