DATUM for Health: Research data management training for health studies

Julie McLeod

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Training materials. The DATUM for Health training programme covers both generic and discipline-specific issues, focusing on the management of qualitative, unstructured data, and is suitable for students at any stage of their PhD. It aims to provide students with the knowledge to manage their research data at every stage in the data lifecycle, from creation to final storage or destruction. They learn how to use their data more effectively and efficiently, how to store and destroy it securely, and how to make it available to a wider audience to increase its use, value and impact.

The programme comprises:

Overview: programme aims and scope, design, outline content and materials, recommendations
Session 1: Introduction to research data management (URL
Session 2: Data curation lifecycle
Session 3: Problems and practical strategies and solutions

For each session the materials comprise PPT slides, notes for tutors and handouts.

Session 4 (Data For Life - Digital Preservation for Health Sciences) was an event organised in collaboration with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) on digital preservation within the context of health. The morning focused on an introduction to digital preservation issues and approaches plus case studies and the afternoon considered strategic issues of managing research data and further case studies. Notes are available here and presentations are available from the DPC website (https://www.dpconline.org/events/past-events/data4life).
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputTraining programme
PublisherNorthumbria University
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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