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Research data management

I attended a meeting recently on this topic. And I am interested to know: have you had any training on managing your research data? I am thinking of things like:

what to backup and how;

what to delete and when;

what counts as "research data";

who will be able to access your data once your research is complete;

Data Protection and Freedom of Information;

sharing any software or code that you have written as part of your research.If you have, who organised it and who provided it?

If not, do you think it would be useful?

Comments are welcome - to this post or by email. I blogged about the meeting on the Library's blog.

PS - Latest Nature has interesting and timely column on data sharing in psychology - http://www.nature.com/news/psychology-must-learn-a-lesson-from-fraud-case-1.9513 (don't know if you all be able to see this in full but I can read it all on the UoL campus)

Could you be Graduate School Researcher Network Facilitator?

Applications are invited for this part time post (18.75 hours a week) based in the Graduate School Reading Room. The post is fixed term until the end of July 2012.

Do you have a background in research coupled with a keen interest in using social media and other Web tools to increase personal productivity and networking?

Based in the David Wilson Library’s Graduate School Reading Room, you will facilitate a virtual and physical support network of research students and early career researchers at the University of Leicester using widely available Web 2.0 tools and focussing on the development of research skills.

As well as promoting the wide range of research training available at the University, you will organise and deliver workshops of interest to the community on topics such as blogging, using RSS feeds for current awareness and using Web 2.0 tools in presentations. You will also provide a face to face enquiry service on the use of such tools and personal electronic devices for academi…