As graduate students embark on research projects, they often are not fully aware of what paths they should take or the obstacles they may encounter. Effectively managing research data is a skillset that needs to be honed along the way. Trail guides, including librarians, can establish instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts. To be effective, guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the explorers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Results set the foundation for pathways to research data management education. Attendees may share ideas and recommendations for augmenting learning about concepts and practices in research data management.
Graduate Students; Research Data Management; Education; Faculty
Pasek, Judith E. and Mayer, Jennifer, "Exploring Data Management: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers" (2019). University Libraries Faculty Publications. 90.