Research Data Management in Practice

In this workshop you will learn how to manage your research data, and navigate the landscape of open science more effectively.

Today, researchers witness a digital and data-driven transformation that is changing the way research is done. Open science and sharing of research data are becoming more prominent while new international and national regulations impose requirements that researchers must adhere to. In this workshop, you will learn how to navigate this landscape more effectively.

This full-day workshop addresses (1) new requirements and guidelines for staff and researchers at UiO related to the management and sharing of research data. We will take a practical approach to (2) the planning work associated with research data management. We will practice (3) the organization and documentation of data, (4) learn best practices for processing data, and (5) familiarise ourselves with data storage requirements and ( 6) data protection. Finally, (7) we will learn how to archive and publish data as well as (8) finding ways to discover data. The workshop also includes a walkthrough of a data management plan.

Learning outcomes

After the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Locate UiO's policy and guidelines for research data management on their website and are familiar with its key elements and requirements
  • Create a data management plan for your projects that meets stakeholder's requirements
  • Organize your data and document it appropriately
  • Identify best practices for processing data
  • Make an informed decision about how and where to store and protect data

  • Archive and publish data

  • Systematically search for and find data


Having a program for taking notes installed is recommended, like a text editor (Notepad++, Nano, Atom, Brackets, Sublime) or a word processor (MS Word, Open Office or Libre Office; Google Docs). Please use the program you are most comfortable with.

In addition, bringing a pen and paper is highly recommended.

During the workshop, there will be short lectures followed by hands-on practice, including exercises, peer-discussion, and plenary discussion. Material in the form of worksheets will be provided. All workshop materials will be made available online after the workshop.

Participants must bring a laptop or tablet with a browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge) installed and working WiFi.

Target audience

Researchers - including Ph.D. candidates, PostDocs, Researchers, and Senior Researchers

Published Dec. 13, 2019 1:55 PM - Last modified Dec. 13, 2019 3:34 PM