Research Data Management for Information Professionals

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Wed, 17th May 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

UKeiG is pleased to announce a one-day course - Research Data Management (RDM) for Information Professionals - on May 17th 2017 - at CILIP headquarters in London.

This course provides a practical and informative introduction to the role of librarians and information professionals in supporting Research Data Management (RDM).

Who should attend?

Information professionals and librarians with an interest/responsibility for supporting research, especially RDM, or any professional wishing to keep their skills up to date in this important field.

There is an increasing understanding that data collected during research needs to be managed more carefully. It is in researchers’ own interests to do so, and increasingly funders also mandate data planning. The scale, diversity and fragility of digital data make this challenging. Universities are beginning to develop a support infrastructure that will help improve research data management. Some libraries are already beginning to play a key role in defining and delivering this infrastructure.

The course introduces the essential skills required by librarians and information professionals to support all stages of the research process.

CILIP’s Professional Knowledge and Skills Base (PKSB)
2. Knowledge and information management: 2.3 Data management
4. Research skills: 4.1 Understanding research


  • Andrew Cox


    Information School, The University of Sheffield

    Andrew Cox is a senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield and led the RDMRose Project. His research interests include virtual community, social media and library responses to technology. He is the School’s Director of Learning and Teaching. He coordinates Sheffield’s MSc in Digital Library Management. He is a longstanding member of the MmIT committee.

  • Eddy Verbaan

    Research Data Manager

    Information School, The University of Sheffield

    Eddy Verbaan is a Research Associate at the Information School, The University of Sheffield. He has a PhD in history and an MSc in Digital Library Management.


7 Ridgmount Street
WC1E 7AE London

United Kingdom

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