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Introduction to Data Repositories

Data Repositories exist as trustworthy storage and access platforms for data arising out of research activities. Some are discipline specific while others accept datasets from the gamut of disciplines. In this session we will see samples of Canadian repositories, look at their specific uses, learn why metadata is so important, learn where to find metadata schema for your specific discipline. The session will also look at the common types of data repositories, including: Subject Specific and Structured Repositories; Institutional Data Repositories; and Unstructured or General Repositories. You will be able to locate and view existing datasets in the planning phases of your own research and better prepare to manage the data assigned to you. By managing your data with deposit and preservation in mind, you will apply the data management skills you have learned this far and set yourself up to meet funder, publisher, and research lab requirements.

Office hours to support this workshop will be held on Friday, 09 October. Please register in advance.

Marjorie Mitchell is the Copyright, Scholarly Communications, and Research Data Management Librarian at UBC Okanagan. She has been presenting on Research Data Management topics since 2015. 

This workshop is part of the RDM Fall Series 2020. The series is designed to be taken as a complete cycle, in order, over a three week period this fall. The sessions will build on one another using a mock research project and data, but we encourage you to bring your own project if you’d like!

These sessions will be presented by the UBC Research Commons, UBC Advanced Research Computing (ARC), the UBC Okanagan Library and the UBC Centre for Scholarly Communications. Follow us on Twitter with the hashtag #UBCRDM2020!

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If you have any questions or concerns, please email doug.brigham@ubc.ca.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
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  Research Commons     Research Data Management  
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