Organizing and Modeling Data

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

This presentation is part of the World Geodetic System (WGS) Data Management Planning Course. It provides a brief overview of data management, databases, and data modeling. Presentation sections include:

  • Why manage data?
  • What is a database?
  • Information systems cycle and models
  • Database design in research
  • A database modeling exercise
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Tips and tricks/good practice

Access this downloadable PowerPoint slide presentation called "Data Management for Library Ph.D." course at the 13.15 - 14.15 time slot on the agenda. 

Authoring Person(s) Name: 
Gert Jan Hofstede
Sjoukje Osinga
Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Wageningen University Information Technology Group
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data access
Data access methods
Data collection
Data loss
Data management
Organizing data
Preservation plan - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Scientific reproducibility
Workflows - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Published / Broadcast: 
Monday, May 8, 2017
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research (FOSTER)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Organization(s): 
Wageningen University and Research
Funding and sponsorship
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
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: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Graduate student
Undergraduate student
Data professional
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