An Open Access Data Workshop Curriculum for Researchers

Schilling, Amanda
Tweedy, Brent
Curry, Claire
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OU Libraries recently began offering research data workshops. These workshops focus on skills and tools needed by students, staff, and faculty who are involved in research. In this talk we will discuss how we developed weekly, 1 - 2.5-hour workshops to improve research efficiency and reproducibility on campus. We organized the workshops into three categories to reflect researcher needs: Survival Skills 101 to teach research data basics (such as backups, data formatting, and file organization); Better Practices to teach data practices that many researchers will use but may not be applicable to all individuals (such as version control and data management plans); and Workflow Tools to teach specific beginner and intermediate tools (such as graphing in R and Python and formatting documents in LaTeX). We make our slides, instructor notes, and workshop materials open to the community at OU and beyond through Open Science Framework with a CCBY license to facilitate curriculum sharing. We are in year one of this initiative and our future plans include developing new beginner and intermediate topics and expanding campus partnerships with interested departments.