Introduction to Data Management Practices


Air&Fire, SciLifeLab Stockholm
Tomtebodavägen 23A
Solna, Sweden

Introduction to Data Management Practices

April 23, 2024 @ 08:00 April 25, 2024 @ 17:00 CEST

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) gives a course in research data management practices. This workshop in Data Management is a unique event to provide an introduction to practices for better management of data for PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and other employees within all Swedish universities. The workshop will introduce important aspects of research data management through a series of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on computer exercises. The course is intended for researchers who want to take the first steps towards a more systematic and reproducible approach to analysing and managing research data.

Important dates

Application closes: 2024-03-22

Information to accepted students will be sent: 2024-04-02


Format & Content

This workshop runs on-site in Solna, Stockholm. Teachers and teaching assistants will be present all week to help with exercises and questions.

Topics covered will include:

  • Open Science and FAIR in practice
  • Organising data, files and folders in research projects
  • Describing data with metadata
  • Publishing data to public data repositories
  • Cleaning tabular data and metadata with OpenRefine
  • Writing basic recipes for data analysis and visualisation with R
  • Versioning data, documents and scripts (e.g. by using Git & GitHub)
  • Writing Data Management Plans

Course fee

This on-site training event costs 2000 SEK invoiced to the participant’s organisation. If you accept a position and do not participate (no-show), you will still be invoiced 2000 SEK. Please note that NBIS cannot invoice individuals.

Credits & Certificate

Please note that NBIS training events do not provide any formal university credits. Attendees with full attendance and completion of tasks will be issued a certificate of participation indicating the topics covered and the duration of the workshop.

Due to limitations in space and capacity, the course can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants. If we receive more applications, participants will be selected based on several criteria, including correct entry information, motivation to attend the course, as well as gender and geographical balance.

For more detailed information about the workshop, please visit the workshop website

Entry requirements

No previous programming experience is required, but you are required to bring your own laptop with the required software pre-installed. The course organisers arrange a pre-course event approximately one week prior to the first-course day.

Tomtebodavägen 23A
Solna, Sweden
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Last updated: 2023-11-15

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