Tuesday, June 26, 2012

13 IRRI staff undergo research data management training

Thirteen participants are attending the latest batch of the Research Data Management (RDM) 101 training course, which runs for 3 half-days on 26-28 June 2012 at the I.T. Learning Center in IRRI.

The course aims to train IRRI research staff on good practices for gathering and managing research data. Topics include organizing raw data in spreadsheets and databases; and data manipulation, checking, and validation. File management tools are also introduced and demonstrations conducted.

The participants are composed of data encoders, researchers, and M.S./Ph.D. scholars from IRRI.

Research data management is an important area of responsible conduct of research. Research data should be managed, shared, and preserved properly; management of it ought to be planned well right from the start of any project.

The resource person for the course is Marco van den Berg.

The RMQA-RDM 101 training team is composed of Menchu Bernardo, Icoy Mercado, and Dec Arreza.

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