Data management – open curriculum and lesson plans now available

Direct link to lesson plans:

Project page:

Something we can use to teach ourselves and (eventually) others about data management.

From the project page: “…From August 2010 through December 2011, the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute collaborated on an Institute of Museum and Library Service (IMLS)National Leadership Planning grant and developed an instructional framework and delivery system for openly accessible, online instructional modules on preserving, managing, and sharing digital data.

“When implemented, these modules can be delivered to students in science courses at each institution, ranging from first-year science and engineering students, to graduate-level medical, nursing, and biomedical students. The two libraries have also conducted research on user requirements for data repositories for student generated data and have conducted usability testing with three open source repository software systems.

“The project’s primary goal has been to teach essential data management skills early in the training of both science and medical researchers.”

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