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Introduction to data management planning for social sciences

17 Nov 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Data skills

Are you conducting Social Science research and are unsure where to begin? Or maybe you have already started with your research project but encountered a challenging issue you are struggling with? If you are either collecting primary data or conducting secondary research a good Data Management Plan (DMP) will help you ensure the data is managed well during, and beyond, the course of the project, and will facilitate data and/or code sharing.

This free webinar has been designed to provide an introduction to DMPs and to help researchers overcome challenges encountered during the data lifecycle by implementing good data management planning techniques. The webinar will introduce key concepts for DMPs including:

  • data collection and assessment of existing sources
  • documentation, metadata and quality assurance
  • ethical and legal context
  • storage, backup and preservation
  • facilitating data sharing, project roles and responsibilities.

The main takeaway will be gaining a better understanding of Data Management Planning requirements in Social Sciences and being able to create a DMP for your research projects. The webinar will also signpost to valuable open source resources available to help with the creation of DMPs.

Presenters: Cristina Magder and Dr Hina Zahid

We will be using Mentimeter to ask questions in this webinar so you may benefit from having a second device ready for this, such as a smartphone.

Recordings of UK Data Service events are made available on our YouTube channel and, together with the slides, on our past events pages soon after the event has taken place.