Introduction to Data Management Practices

November 19 November 21


NBIS course


Campus Blåsenhus
von Kraemers allé 1A
750 02 Uppsala,

Introduction to Data Management Practices

November 19, 2024 @ 09:00 November 21, 2024 @ 17:00 CET

National Bioinformatics Infrastructure Sweden (NBIS) gives a course in research data management practices. This workshop in Data Management is a unique event that provides an introduction to practices for better data management for PhD students, postdocs, researchers, and other employees within all Swedish universities. We also welcome applications from outside of Sweden and from the non-academic sector; for more information, contact us.

Important dates and information

Application closes: 2024-10-06

Information to accepted students will be sent: 2024-10-15


Venue: Experimental classroom, Campus Blåsenhus, Uppsala University

Format: This workshop runs on-site. Teachers and teaching assistants will be present all three days to help with exercises and questions.

Course fee

This on-site training event costs 2000 SEK for academic and 9500 SEK for non-academic participants and will be invoiced to the participant’s organisation. This includes lunches, coffee, and snacks and one course dinner. If you accept a position and do not participate (no-show), you will still be invoiced the full fee. Please note that NBIS cannot invoice individuals.

Course description

The workshop will introduce important research data management aspects through 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.

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
  • Writing Data Management Plans

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.

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