Please note that this course will take place on 25, 26 and 28 January in the mornings.
We are sorry but this course is oversubscribed, with a long waiting list. Keep an eye in our distribution list (sign in here) for the announcements of future courses.
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 Science Foundation (SNFS) and Horizon 2020.
This course, given by researchers and professionals involved in Big Data management at SIB/Vital-IT as well as in Data Management Plan preparation at UNIL/CHUV, 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.
Sources of information
Half-day 1 - Monday 25 January - 09:00-12:30 CET
At first, participants will be introduced to the notion of research reproducibility and 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. You will learn best practices in Research Data Management (RDM) and especially two first steps concerning data collection and data documentation. During the exercises, you will directly apply what you have learned.
Half-day 2 - Tuesday 26 January - 09:00-12:30 CET
During the second morning, you will learn additional steps of the RDM cycle concerning Ethics, Legal, Security issues, Data Preservation and Data Sharing. The remaining part of the course will be dedicated to demos and exercises on Data management, where you will learn how to share your published data on adapted repositories, such as Zenodo, and how to fill a DMP corresponding to your own research using the “SIB/Vital-IT DMP Canvas Generator tool”.
Half-day 3 - Thursday 28 January -09:00-12:30 CET
On the third morning, you will continue to complete your DPMs and refine the information under the guidance of the teachers. Those who would like will be able to present their draft DMPs in order to concretize their work and generate productive discussions in the group.
The course is addressed to postgraduate students and researchers who plan to apply for SNFS funds and want to be trained on how to efficiently complete the Data Management Plan form. At the same time, this course aims at educating the participants on Data Management principles in general.
At the end of the course you will be able to:
To be involved in Life Sciences research.
This course will be streamed. You will need a computer with a web browser installed.
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
We are sorry but this course is oversubscribed, with a long waiting list.
This course is free of charges. It is partially sponsored by ELIXIR-CONVERGE.
You will be informed by email of your registration confirmation.
Deadline for cancellation is set to 11 January 2021. Please note that participation to SIB courses is subject to our general conditions.
This course will be streamed.
It will start at 09:00 CET and end around 12:30. Precise information will be provided to the participants in due time.
Coordination: Patricia Palagi, SIB Training Group
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