Mon 8 Feb 2021 10:00
Event type:

Online workshop


Research data management

Target Group(s):

Data professionals

Skill level(s):



Online / any





Event website:

Train-the-Trainer RDM Bootcamp - Day 1

The SSHOC project and DARIAH-ERIC announce an interactive bootcamp aimed at all academics and practitioners involved in delivering Research Data Management training. This bootcamp takes place over 2 non-consecutive half-days, with a break in between to allow for independent study.


Participants will receive expert training from leading practitioners and trainers in the field of Research Data Management, and will have the opportunity to specialise in a key area of interest and also to receive peer feedback on an assignment to be completed between sessions. The second session will conclude with a plenary session focusing on Research Data Management didactics.

Course Structure

Day 1 will introduce three topics from which participants can then choose a specialisation:

  • Planning to meet the costs of managing research data to be FAIR
  • GDPR and Ethical issues in working with social media data,
  • Dealing with third-party data coming from Cultural Heritage institutions (galleries, museums, libraries, archives)

Participants will receive a ‘homework assignment’ in their chosen subject area, to be completed ready for discussion during Day 2.

On Day 2 participants will discuss their completed assignments and attend a plenary session on didactics.

Please note: Participation is required on both days.

Registered participants will then receive information about how to attend the sessions by once they register.

Program of Day 1

Planning to meet the costs of managing research data to be FAIR

Angus Whyte (DCC / FAIRSFAIR)

This session aims to offer training resources to adapt to your institutional context, helping researchers to do the following:

  • Understand why they should budget for the costs of making data FAIR, and keeping it FAIR, and include these costs in grant applications
  • Appreciate the benefits that services may provide to justify their costs
  • Know about the different kinds of data management costs, including costs that funding bodies may allow to be charged to projects
  • Apply a costing guide to help budget for the costs that may arise in preparing data to be FAIR
  • Share experiences and expectations about costing the preparation of FAIR data

GDPR and Ethical issues in working with social media data

Katrin Weller & Oliver Watteler (GESIS)

Data that can be collected from social media and other web platforms are currently being used as a new type of research data across academic disciplines, for example, to study online communication or to learn about users’ behavior or opinions. While the corresponding research area is growing, a lot of questions also about research methods and potential standards are arising, e.g., about representativeness and reproducibility. But discussions also increasingly focus on concerns about research ethics and data protection. A lot of this is work in progress and only a few standards or best practices for research designs or for documenting and sharing this type of research data exist.

In this session, some of the key challenges related to questions of research ethics with a focus on data protection concerns in the area of social media as research data will be introduced. The session aims at providing some first insights for participants about critical questions when working with this new type of research data and point out useful resources as references.


Dealing with third-party data coming from Cultural Heritage institutions (galleries, museums, libraries, archives)

Kristen Schuster (King’s College London)

The session will start with a short summary of an ongoing research project exploring strategies practitioners and researchers use to communicate and collaborate and, ideally, share data based on mutually understood data management strategies.

Based on this summary, discussion questions for participants will be posed, and the follow up session will focus on collaboratively discussing and exploring RDM practices.

A key goal for this workshop is to present, review and discuss strategies for enhancing communication about data management across disciplines within the DH and cultural heritage communities.