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February 15, 2019, by Julie Baldwin

Love Data Week and the new Research Data Management course

Coinciding nicely with Valentine’s Day yesterday, this week is Love Data Week which you can follow on twitter with the hashtag #LoveData19.

Love Data Week encourages researchers to think about how they look after their data, and whether they’re treating it right. Data is for life (or the 10 years your funder requires that you keep it), not just Love Data Week, but it’s a good time to start thinking about it.

Did you know that the University encourages:

  • all research projects to have a Data Management Plan

  • data to be shared alongside publications (where possible)

  • data access statements to be included in all publications

The new policy can be read here.

The Libraries Research Support Team have just developed a new Research Data Management Course to help researchers get on track with the new policies. The course teaches about general RDM concepts and how to write a Data Management Plan. Whilst managed by the Graduate School, it’s open to anyone at the University who would like to learn more.

To find out more about managing your data, you can also visit the RDM webpages.

This Love Data Week, what are you doing to encourage the love of data?

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