Research Data Management in Life Sciences
09 November 2020
This course is jointly organized by Ghent University and ELIXIR Belgium. This in-depth course will help researchers to develop their knowledge and practical skills in handling and managing the research data they collect and use.
This course will guide the attendees through the key aspects on how to manage, document, store and safeguard research data well and how to plan and implement good data management in research projects in accordance to current best practices.
This course will be held online, unless the University regulations allow us to have a physical training. In the latter case this training will be located at the KCGG - UZ Gent (Corneel Heymanslaan 10, 9000 Gent). Further communication will be provided to the registered participants.
Please register for the waiting list if there are no tickets available at the moment. We regularly add people from the waiting list to the course manually.
Upon completion of this course, participants should have an understanding of what Research Data Management is, and why it is important in academic research. They should have an understanding of the FAIR data principles, and how they can make data more FAIR. They should be able to successfully manage all types of research data and to document both the research itself, as well as the data in a comprehensive way.
This course targets all researchers active in Life Sciences. There is no prior knowledge or programming skills needed.
Alexander Botzki is head of the VIB Bioinformatics Core
After she obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences, Dr. Nele Pauwels worked as staff member at the Center for Evidence-Based Practice of the Belgian Red Cross-Flanders. Nele currently works as Information Specialist at the Knowledge Center for Health Ghent, where she supports researchers in the field of information and data management.
Data Stewards UGent
The data stewards team consisting of Myriam Mertens, Paula Oset, Thomas Van de Velde, Jan Lammertyn and Laura Standaert constitutes an RDM knowledge and communication hub within Ghent University Library, which is part of the University's Research Department. Each data steward has experience with research and data in various disciplines, thus forming a team with complementary skills and areas of expertise.
Tuur Muyldermans is a bioinformatics trainer at the VIB Bioinformatics Core and ELIXIR Belgium.
Griet Den Herder
Introduction to RDM & Data Lifecycle
Thomas Van de Velde (Data Stewards UGent)
RDM trends and requirements: Funder & journal policies
Paula Oset (Data Stewards UGent)
Privacy and GDPR in the research life cycle
Data security and encryption
Jan Lammertyn (Data stewards UGent)
FAIRify your data: data documentation and metadata
Organizing your data: structure and versioning
Reusing data: repositories and licenses
Manage your data (Parallel session 1)
Hands-on introduction on how to properly organize and work with your data. Alexander Botzki (VIB)
Manage your data (Parallel session 2)
Creating and working with a reproducible data analysis environment. Tuur Muyldermans (VIB, ELIXIR Belgium)
Share, publish and archive your data
Valorisation and Intellectual Property
Griet Den Herder (VIB)
DMP and DMPonline
Laura Standaert (Data Stewards UGent)