Social Science Data Management: Data Management Training and Resources

A guide to help researchers manage, store, and share their social science data. We also schedule one-on-one or group sessions if you have additional data questions. If you would like to schedule a data consultation contact Rebekah Cummings at rebekah.cumm

Online Data Management Training Resources

There are many excellent data management training resources available for free online. Here are a few that we recommend:

Data Management Workshop Video

A one-hour data management workshop that discusses motivations behind proper data management, data management plans, data organization (file naming, version control, folder structures), metadata, storage, and archiving. Presented by Rebekah Cummings, Research Data Management Librarian at the University of Utah, for the Office of Undergraduate Research Seminar and Workshop Series. 

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This recording is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY license. If you use any part of this presentation, please give appropriate attribution. 

Data Management Training at the University of Utah

Proper data management is a crucial research skill worth acquiring. You and your research team can learn more about managing your data effectively through our in-person trainings and online resources. 

  • Request a data management workshop for your research methods class/ research team/ college. We teach everything from short sessions on data organization (i.e. file naming, version control, and folder structures) to full data management workshops on data description, organization, data storage, writing a DMP, data ownership, and data sharing.
  • We teach regularly scheduled data management classes for the Office of Undergraduate Research, the Marriott Library, and the Research Administration Training Series (RATS). 
  • Want to get your lab/department/college thinking about data management? We can bring our expertise to your next faculty meeting or brown bag.

Topics for Future Training Sessions

We are adding sessions on new topics in the future and are always open to suggestions for topics that you would like to learn about. Stay tuned! 

More training ideas?

Contact us to let us know what data management training you are looking for! Marriott Library

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