Workshop and Training

The library offers data management workshops periodically throughout the year as free drop-in workshops. See the list of workshops to register for the next available session. Or view the recorded versions.

Next Available Session

Workshop: Managing Your Research Data

Remember when all our data could fit on a flash drive and if you lost it on the bus, no problem, you can just start over? Those days are over! The digital research data that we generate is complex, messy, in obscure formats, and, there is a lot of it! How can we ensure that the data we create for our research will be usable in 5, 10, or 20 years? In this workshop we will identify data management resources available to you at the UMN and discuss key considerations and best practices to help you manage the data deluge.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Room 81 Magrath Library, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Register for this course

Workshop: Creating a Data Management Plan

In January 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) began requiring a data management plan with all new grant proposals. This workshop, geared toward graduate students, faculty and researchers, will provide an overview of the questions to consider when creating a data management plan with a focus on data preservation issues and tools for sharing your data, like subject-based repositories. This workshop is discussion-based and we work through each of the five data management questions via group and paired activities. This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.

Thursday, April 17, 2015
Room 2 Magrath Library, 10:30 AM - 12:00am
Register for this course

Recorded Workshops and Slides


Data Management Course (Winter 2014)

This course combines online video lessons and hands-on workshops throughout the semester. The Data Management Course was part of an IMLS grant-funded project and designed for graduate students currently enrolled at the UMN. The training modules are freely available for anyone to view and download.
Data Management Course: http://z.umn.edu/datamgmt14.

Additional Training Opportunities on Campus


Contact Us

Lisa Johnston,
Research Services Librarian

Meghan Lafferty,
Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Material Sciences Librarian

Amy West,
Social Sciences and Data Services Librarian