Online course in managing research data

Managing Research Data to Unlock its Full Potential

For researchers in the natural sciences who want to develop their data management skills or mentor others through the process

10 experts in data management, including researchers, funders, data publishing and institutional data management specialists

10 hours of learning

15-minute bite-sized lessons

4-module course with certificate

About this course

‘Managing Research Data to Unlock its Full Potential’ covers the key elements of effective data management during research projects. In this course you will discover how good data management will benefit your research and career, and learn how to implement best practices in research data management in order to maximise the outputs of your research. 

What you’ll learn

  • Why effective data management is beneficial to your research and your career
  • How to create and maintain a data management plan
  • How to apply best practices for organising, storing, archiving and quality checking your data
  • How to ensure that your data is understandable to yourself and others
  • The pros and cons of different options for sharing your data

The course

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Welcome and introduction

5 lessons 2h

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Creating and maintaining your data management plan (DMP)

4 lessons 1h 30m

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Managing data in the short and long term

8 lessons 3h 30m

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Sharing your data

7 lessons 3h

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Developed with expert academics and professionals

This course has been created with an international team of experts with a wide range of experience, including:

  • Data reuse and sharing
  • Institutional support for research data management
  • Data curation and publication
  • Writing and reviewing data management plans
  • Funding requirements for research data management
  • Archiving and repositories

Grace Baynes

VP, Research Data and New Product Development, Research Solutions, Springer Nature

Helena Cousijn

Community Engagement Director, DataCite

Rebecca Grant

Research Data Manager, Research Solutions, Springer Nature

Varsha Khodiyar

Data Curation Manager, Springer Nature

Paola Quattroni

Research Funding Manager (Data), Cancer Research UK


Susanna-Assunta Sansone

Associate Director, Oxford e-Research Centre and Associate Professor, University of Oxford

Advice from experienced researchers

The course has additional insights through video interviews from:

Lorretta Favour C. Ntoimo

Department of Demography and Social Statistics, Federal University Oye-Ekiti

John VanDecar

Senior Editor, Nature

Muliaro Wafula

Associate Professor and Director, ICT Centre of Excellence and Open Data iCEOD, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology

Lynn Woolfrey

DataFirst, University of Cape Town

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