Topic outline

    • Introduction to the Module

    • Research Data Explained

      • Types Of Research data
      • Why Managing Data Is Important
      • Big Data and data-Intensive Research
    • Data Management Plans

      • Good Practice and Responsible Research
      • Checklists and Planning Tools
      • Funder Compliance
    • Organising Data

    • File Formats and Transformation

    • Documentation, Metadata and Citation

      • Data Documentation; Using Other People's Data
      • Forms and Purposes of Metadata
      • Data Citation as part of the Scholarly Record
    • Storage and Security

      • Backup & storage methods
      • Password safety & encryption
      • Strategies for long-term data security
    • Data Protection, Rights and Access

      • Data Confidentiality, Privacy and Informed Consent
      • Data Protection Legislation and Anonymisation
      • IPR and Freedom of Information Principles
    • Sharing, Preservation and Licensing

      • Formal and Informal Data Sharing
      • Preservation and Trusted Repositories
      • Licensing and "Open Data"