Research data management: MANTRA course

  • on-line course | Publicly viewable

Research Data MANTRA is a set of free interactive training modules covering key topics in the area of research data management.

In addition to a brief introduction and links to further resources, the course consists of eight main modules:

  • Research data explained
  • Data management plans
  • Organising data
  • File formats and transformation
  • Documentation and metadata
  • Storage and security
  • Data protection, rights and access
  • Sharing, preservation and licensing

There are also four data-handling practicals, covering commonly-used software packages:

  • SPSS
  • R
  • ArcGIS
  • NVivo

The course is designed for doctoral students, and anyone else planning a project using digital data. It is hosted by the University of Edinburgh.