Managing Research Data
Dealing with the mountains of digital data that can accumulate in the course of a research project can seem like a daunting process, especially if your work is collaborative or stretches over several years. With a little bit of early effort and a commitment to regular upkeep, you can make data management a habit instead of a chore. This will save you huge amounts of time, money, and frustration searching for things and recovering lost files. Likewise, sharing well-managed, re-usable, and citable data with others (increasingly required for funded and published research) can go a long way toward increasing the impact of your work. In this one-hour workshop, Jessica Trelogan (UT Libraries Data Management Coordinator) will introduce basic data management concepts, offer top tips for good practice, and share useful tools and resources available to UT faculty, staff, and students. Susan Kung (Manager of the Archive of Indigenous Languages of Latin America) will be available after the workshop to share her data management experiences. While this session is specifically intended for students and faculty in the LLILAS program, the information is widely applicable to researchers from any discipline.