An Introduction to the Basics of Research Data

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

This is an animated video explaining the basics of research data. This video is recommended background material for students planning to attend a workshop on research data management. It has as its purpose the explanation of the basics of research data, in a simplistic, entertaining, and interesting manner. It is hoped that the information contained in the video will prepare research data novices for a future research data management course/workshop.

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Louise Patterton
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Standard YouTube License
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data access
Data collection
Data formats
Data literacy
Data management
Data management planning
Re-usable data - FAIR Data Principle
Published / Broadcast: 
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Animation - a method of making a series of drawings, computer graphics or photographs appear to move.
Contributor Name: 
Lucia Lotter
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: 
Early-career research scientist
Undergraduate student
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: 
ICSU - World Data System Training Resources Guide