Introduction to Concepts in Data Management

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Dates & Times
October 18, 2012 (9:30 AM) - October 18, 2012 (11:00 AM)
Lamont Forum Room
Lamont Library,
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Harvard Library (HL) in collaboration with the Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is offering new sessions on data management and the use of Harvard's Dataverse Network, an open-source application for publishing, citing and discovering research data (http://thedata.org,).

This session introduces the reasons for managing data; relevant laws and policies; what steps you can take; and the benefits of using the Dataverse Network for managing your data.

Instructors Mercé Crosas, IQSS; Andrea Goethals, HL; Skip Kendall, HL

Course preparation

In preparation for this session, we recommend that you watch this informative video created by the Digital Cuartion Centre about the importance of managing data: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/news/managing-research-data-video

This session is open to members of the Harvard community. No registration is required.

After this introductory session, we are offering two hands-on tutorials: