Boost your Data Management Planning

Tutorial details
  • Date: Sunday, September 18th
  • Time: 14:00 to 18:00 CEST (Slot 25)
  • Format: Face-to-face
  • Room: TBD
  • Helena Schnitzer, ELIXIR Germany, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)
  • Daniel Wibberg, ELIXIR Germany, Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany)

Have you ever wondered what research data management really is? Why is it so important? Then ELIXIR-DE has created the perfect training for you!
More and more funders require the establishment of research data management plans to distribute their grants. Over the course of just three hours, you get the chance to learn about how to transfer research project proposals into proper Data Management Plans (DMPs). Data management experts will guide you through the basics of research data management, the dos and don’ts and how to improve the management of the data produced in research projects.
After a short introduction of the research data life cycle and the FAIR data principles, we will explore in multiple hands-on sessions what a data management plan (DMP) is. We will sink our teeth into components, language, software and examples of DMPs. In light of the FAIR principles, we will evaluate possible problems and solutions and self-assess a drafted DMP for our own projects.

Intended audience

This course is designed for life and computer scientists with an interest in data management, but only very basic experience in DMPs.



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Provisional schedule
14:00 – 14:10Welcome & Introduction of de.NBI / ELIXIR-DE
14:10 – 15:00Introduction to Research Data Management & FAIR
15:00 – 15:30Introduction to a Data Management Plan (DMP)
15:30 – 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 – 17:00Write a DMP sketch
17:00 – 18:00ELIXIR RDMkit and other DMP tools