Organising your research data

Are you struggling with keeping track of your research data files? Is your project directory a hot mess? And are you sure your files are in a format that is easy to exchange, share and archive?

In this module, you will learn about good practices for data entry and data integrity. You will learn about structuring project directories and which file formats are best suited for use during – and after a research project and what to keep in mind when you are converting data from one format into another.

We will wrap up with a question and answer session where you will be able to ask us any questions you have about data organisation.

Slides from the webinar on June 9, 2020.

Target Audience

Early career researchers from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Learning Objectives

After the workshop, you:

  • can reflect on aspects of data entry and integrity
  • know which file formats are suited for long-term archiving
  • have an overview over challenges of data conversion
  • know how to create good structured directories and write smart filenames

The course will take place on Zoom and is delivered by The University of Oslo Library – as part of the Skills Development Project for data management funded by the Advisory council for e-infrastructure


Elin Stangeland (project manager)
Annika Rockenberger (course developer)

Published May 26, 2020 5:49 PM - Last modified June 10, 2020 10:12 AM