RDM Training (Herts) Module 2: Getting Started

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This module highlights research data management issues that should be addressed when starting a project: choosing file structures and naming conventions, file versioning, metadata and documentation, software choices, and the best practice for programming. Considering these details before data collection ensures that the data are well managed and organised, and require fewer transformations when preparing them for publication. Slides and training notes are included in this pack in one collection, but can be divided into five sections: filing systems, metadata, software, documentation, and coding.
This module is 2 of 4.  The topics of the other modules are:
Module 1:  Project Planning: http://zenodo.org/record/28026
Module 3:  Safeguarding Data:  http://zenodo.org/record/28028
Module 4:  Finishing Touches:  http://zenodo.org/record/28029

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Dr Joanna L Goodger
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
University of Hertfordshire
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Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported - CC BY 3.0
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No fee
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Goodger, D. J. L. (2014, January). RDM Training (Herts) Module 2: Getting Started. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.28027
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data coding
Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
Electronic lab notebook (ELN)
File naming
Software management
Software preservation
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, January 27, 2014
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University of Hertfordshire
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Contact Person(s): 
Dr Joanna L Goodger
Contact Organization(s): 
University of Hertfordshire
Educational Info
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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Unit - long-range plan of instruction on a particular concept containing multiple, related lessons.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Data policymaker
Data professional
Data supporter
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 hour (but less than 1 day)