Research Data Management examines the opportunities and challenges faced by information organisations such as libraries and archives as they engage with increasingly large volumes of available data.
This unit has a particular focus on the development of databases and technologies to support the creation, preservation, discovery and reuse of data, increasing the value of the data and aiding the community in its retrieval.
Covering the technical aspects of managing large volumes of data, this online unit from Charles Sturt University offers a range of strategies for the responsible stewardship of data.
Not available to students who have completed INF334 Research Data Management or INF534 Research Data Management.
Areas of study
In this information studies unit, the topics you will cover include:
Overview of data, data librarianship, and data curation
Role of data in research
Definitions of data and the nature of evidence
Data-driven scholarship and statistics
Data lifecycle and collaboration
Data archives, standards and repositories
Legal, policy, and ethical frameworks for responsible data stewardship
Public policy for research data
Data management and curation in data centres, libraries and archives
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By completing this unit, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the legal, policy and ethical frameworks that apply to a professional career in data stewardship. The practical knowledge you gain from this unit will make you an excellent candidate for data management on research projects conducted by government organisations, social research bodies, academic institutions, marketing companies, not-for-profit organisations, information technology, scientific and medical organisations and the business sector.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in INF449 Research Data Management (8 points) from Charles Sturt University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
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