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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Managing Social Science research data

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Bodleian iSkills: Managing Social Science research data

Good research data management is a vital component of academic practice. Part of this is the principle that the data used to develop the arguments and outcomes of your research should, where possible, be effectively stored, preserved and usable. This session introduces the University’s research data policy and outlines the practical impact this will have on the work of researchers. Some of the tools in preparation to meet the requirements will be outlined, as well as services that are already available. This session is not only essential during your DPhil but will be invaluable if you plan to continue in research as a career.


  • Understand common dangers and pitfalls of digital data
  • Understand key principles in organising your data effectively
  • Produce a data management plan
  • Understand funder requirements
  • Understand issues around preserving data, embargoes and access restrictions
  • Access Oxford based tools for research data management

Intended Audience:  All DPhil students and research staff

Dates and booking

Tuesday 25 April 2017 Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room > Booking now closed


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Presenters:  John Southall and Cathy Scutt

Format:  Presentation with practical exercises

What you will need? A computer will be provided. If you prefer to bring your own laptop, please read our guidance notes.

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