Friday, April 8, 2016

Year's first course on research data management held at IRRI

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna—A course on research data management (RDM 101) was held 29-31 March at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The year's first course on the topic, it was conducted by the training team responsible for risk management and quality assurance and research data management (RMQA-RDM) at IRRI.

RDM 101, held quarterly, covers research data planning; data collection, authentication, and analysis; data storage, backup, and security; and data archival and sharing. The training team also discussed and demonstrated file management tools and software including Beyond Compare, Cobian Backup, WinDirStat, Mendeley, Labfolder, Google Drive, and the IRRI Dataverse, which is an online repository for data archiving and sharing.

Lea delos Reyes from Library and Documentation Services and Rogelio Alvarez from  Information Technology Services delivered lectures on open access/open data and data backup, security, and storage.

Attending the course (photo) were Dhananjay Gotarkar, Majid Mortazavi, Pauline Capistrano (GB), Jeffe Cadion (PB), Annalyn de Guia, Anaida Ferrer, Abraham Llave (CESD), and Shova Shrestha (NARC, Nepal).

The training team is headed by Menchu Bernardo, IRRI-RMQA senior manager, and Enrico Francisco Mercado, senior specialist, research data management.

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