Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

Managing and depositing your ESRC data

Jubilee Campus
Tuesday 26th June 2018 (14:00-16:30)
Lydia Topliss, ESRC Doctoral Programmes Manager -
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We welcome the UK Data Service to convene this short workshop, which will help you to improve your knowledge and skills on the management and archiving of social science research data questions in an interactive, hands-on setting. 

The workshop is designed in particular for ESRC grant holders, researchers and research managers at ERSC research centres, who are expected to archive their data with the UK Data Service for future reuse. Also other researchers interested in archiving data to make them available for reuse or as evidence for a published paper will benefit from this workshop. 

Topics covered include:

  • Documenting and describing research data effectively: the importance of documenting and describing research data are explored alongside how to best achieve this in practice
  • Data storage, backup, transfer, collaboration and encryption: how to securely and safely store, backup, transfer and encrypt research data
  • Ethical and legal aspects of managing and sharing qualitative and quantitative sensitive data: consent procedures, anonymisation, access regulation
  • Preparing and archiving research data: the process of data deposit will be demonstrated, including:
  • File formats we recommend
  • Which supporting documentation to provide for a data collection
  • Why detailed and accurate metadata is important
  • The most suitable access level and licence for your data
  • How your data is reviewed before publication

Nottingham ESRC Doctoral Training Centre

University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 748 4507