Shut Up and Write: Documentation (on-site)

Is it difficult to set aside time to write proper documentation for your data collection? We offer a structured information and writing session for you!

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Good research data management is increasingly important for researchers from all disciplines. Proper documentation of your data collection is a crucial part. But when do you have time for that? And what do you need to pay attention to when writing documentation?

In this 90-minute session, we will introduce a low-threshold type of documentation that is suitable for most research data: a structured Readme file. You will then have 45 minutes to work on your Readme file - quietly and in good company.

We will wrap up with a question and answer session where you will be able to ask us any questions you have about writing Readme files!

Target Audience

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


11:00-11:10 – Setup & Introduction

11:10-11:30 – Why do we write documentation for our data?

11:30-12:15 – Shut Up & Write

12:15-12:30 – Wrapping up


The course will take place in Læringsoasen on the second floor of the Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus. The session is delivered by The University of Oslo Library, the Digital Scholarship Center and the Digital Research Methods Team at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library.


Annika Rockenberger, PhD | Senior Academic Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Library


Published Oct. 4, 2021 12:52 PM - Last modified Oct. 5, 2021 3:45 PM