This course will take place in Fribourg with rules complying to COVID situation (distances and hygiene), but in the event of new restrictions, the participants will be informed that it will not be cancelled, but streamed.
Please note that the University of Fribourg is co-organizer of this workshop and its participants have the priority.
The course is now full
Recent studies have shown that worldwide, between 51% and 89% of published life sciences research is not reproducible, with consequent losses estimated at around $100 billions/year in biomedical research (Chalmers et al., 2009; Freedman et al., 2015; Begley and Ioannidis, 2015). In particular, these studies have made clear that the research data associated with a publication are fundamental to validate the published analyses and results. Many causes contribute to this lack of reproducibility in life science studies such as a lack of rigor in data management and analysis. This extensive problem related to improper research management has urged scientists to consider developing efficient Data Management Plans (DMP) for their research projects, a need that is also reflected in the requirements of funding agencies, amongst which the Swiss National Fund (SNF) and Horizon 2020.
This workshop will provide you with effective support to produce high quality DMP complying with the guidelines established by funding agencies. Importantly, it will provide you with tools to generate robust data and excellent quality studies that are reproducible and reusable.
At first, researchers and professionals involved in Big Data management at SIB/Vital-IT as well as in Data Management Plan preparation at UNIL/CHUV will teach you best practices in data management and how to collect, describe, store, secure and archive research data. You will be introduced to the need for a Data Management Plan (DMP) preparation, an evolving document reporting how the research data will be managed during and after a research project.
The afternoon will be dedicated to a practical session on Data management, with an overview on how to fill a DMP. You will be initiated in version control systems, data deposit, Open Access issues, metadata standards for datasets, file formats for long term datasets storage and re-use, data copyright, licenses and self-archiving rules.
DAY 2 (optional)
On the second half-day, which is optional, you can really work to prepare a DMP using your own data. That's what we call "Bring Your Own Data" (BYOD). If you wish to attend this second day, please indicate it in the "Comments" field of the application form.
Sources of information
The course is addressed to postgraduate students and researchers that plan on applying for an SNF fund and want to get some instructions on how to efficiently complete the Data Management Plan form. In parallel, this course aims at educating the participants on Data Management at large.
At the end of the course you should be able to put in place a DMP (data management plan), making it possible to:
You will also learn how to use the “SIB/Vital-IT DMP Canvas Generator tool” to make your own DMP template.
To be involved in Life Sciences research.
Please bring your personal laptop as we will use it for the practical part of the course.
Cécile Lebrand – Open Science advocate and information specialist Bibliothèque Universitaire de Médecine, CHUV
Vassilios Ioannidis – SIB/Vital-IT Competence Center & Core-IT, SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Grégoire Rossier - SIB/Vital-IT Competence Center & SIB Training
Deadline for registration and free-of-charge cancellation is set to 28 August 2020. Cancellation after this date will not be reimbursed. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.
You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.
University of Fribourg, more details in due time
The course will start at 9:00 and end around 17:00 (around 12:00 on day 2). Precise information will be provided to the participants on due time.
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