R Data Curation Primer

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Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The purpose of this primer is to guide a data curator through the curation process for text files with a “.R” extension that contain code for executing programs in the R language.
Key questions for curation review
-What is the purpose of the file?
-Are any data associated with the file?
-Are the referenced data present at the indicated location? 
This work was created as part of the Data Curation Network “Specialized Data Curation” Workshop #2 held at Johns Hopkins University on April 17-18, 2019.
The full set of Data Curation Primers can be found at:https://conservancy.umn.edu/handle/11299/202810
Interactive primers available for download and derivatives at:https://github.com/DataCurationNetwork/data-primers

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Lynda Kellam
Katherine Koziar
Stanislav Pejša
Access Cost: 
No fee
Citation - format of the preferred citation for the learning resource: 
Kellam, Lynda; Koziar, Katherine; Pejša, Stanislav. (2020). R Data Curation Primer. Data Curation Network. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://hdl.handle.net/11299/210209.
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data analysis
Data coding
Data curation
Digital humanities
Metadata standards
R software
Software management
Software preservation
Text and data mining
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Data Curation Network
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contributor Name: 
Joel Herndon
Contributor Organization(s): 
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Funding and sponsorship
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.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Lesson - detailed description of an element of instruction in a course, [could be] contained in a unit of one or more lessons, and used by a teacher to guide class instruction. Example: presentation slides on a topic.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data professional
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Mid-career research scientist
Research faculty
Research scientist
Software engineer
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
FAIR Data Principles