Introduction to research data management

What is research data management and why is it increasingly important?

Course presentation


Good research data management is increasingly important for researchers from all disciplines. But what exactly is research data management? And how can researchers benefit from implementing good data management practices as well as comply with the requirements from funders and institutions?

In this 90-minute course we will introduce the concept of research data management, and discuss the importance of good data management in the context of open science practices and FAIR principles. We will present UiO's policy for research data management as well as the funder policies and requirements from the Research Council of Norway and European Union.

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

Target Audience

PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and research support staff at the University of Oslo.

Learning Objectives

After the workshop, you:

  • are familiar with the concept of research data management
  • understand the importance of research data management in the context of open science practices and FAIR principles
  • know UiO's requirements for research data management 
  • know other funders' requirements for research data management


The course will take place digitally on Zoom and meeting link will be sent out to the registered participants the day before the course. The course is delivered by The University of Oslo Library and Digital Scholarship Center – as part of the Skills Development for Research Data project funded by the UiO Advisory Council for eInfrastructure.


Agata Bochynska, PhD | Open Research, University of Oslo Library


Published Sep. 8, 2021 5:26 PM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2021 2:44 PM