Highlights of Research Data Management Workshop (23-24 June 2015)

North West University Library News

NWU held an RDM workshop for all stakeholders on 23-24 June 2016. Twelve librarians from NWU Libraries attended the workshop. Speakers included Johann Van Wyk (UP), Martie Van Deventer (HSRC), and Lucia Lotter (CSIR) who are part of Network for Data and Information Curation Communities (NeDICC).

On day one of the workshop Johann Van Wyk and Isak van der Walt took us through the journey UP underwent in setting-up RDM. Those include: carrying out a survey of existing RDM practices at UP, interviews with research faculties to determine the type of research data that must be managed, and conducting five pilot-projects from 2013-2016. Further, a task team was formed at UP to assess the readiness of UP for RDM. In a rather playful manner, Martie Van Deventer, showed us the pitfalls of not sharing research data by playing a data sharing and management snafu. She further warned us to…

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