Full subject description
Managing Data @Melbourne is the University's introductory research data management training program. It consists of six short modules, which outline the fundamental practices of good data management and develop the skills you need to draft a research data management plan.
Each module will cover a different aspect of research data management and alert you to issues around data sharing and long-term digital preservation in order to help future proof your data. Each module includes a series of brief learning objectives for you to measure your progress, a selection of texts for you to read, and a range of videos and other learning activities and quizzes, designed to encourage you to reflect upon how you organise your research data. As you work through each of the modules you are encouraged to begin completing sections of your data management plan based on the ideas, advice and processes presented in the module.
Expect to take at least an hour to complete the course, but it could be longer depending on the activities you complete; some modules may be more relevant to your own research practices than others. You are welcome to stop and come back to the modules at any time, even days or weeks apart. You can also refer back to the course content at any time.