Best Practices: file names and folder structures

The world according to GARP…

In our data management courses we always discuss the way participants document and organise their data files. One of the questions is how to keep track of your data. Will you be able to find a specific dataset in due time? Will others be able to find and understand it? This is crucial if you or anyone else wants to use your data later on. One of the first things to do is to name your files and structure your folders in a consistent way. It is even better if you and your colleagues use the same standard.

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Dr. Liesbeth de Lange, associate professor LACDR

 

Dr. Liesbeth de Lange has successfully developed the GARP standard in her group at the LACDR institute (Faculty of Science). Rutger de Jong asked her how this standard came into being and how it was adopted. You can read the interview below. Inspired? Why not organise a ‘data organisation day’ at your institute, another nice idea born at the LACDR.

 

 

 

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Introductory course : new date

In October 2015 we organized our first introductory course ‘Data Management Policies and Planning’. Fourteen participants from different disciplines joined to discuss issues like the Leiden University policy, funder requirements, data sharing, secure storage, journal policies and data archives.

See our calendar for the next session.

The courses are open to all employees of the Leiden University. We ask you to register in order to know your affiliation and specific questions. Please send a mail to datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl with the date of the session you like to attend, your research institute and any specific questions you may have. If the dates mentioned don’t suit you, let us know. More information is on our website.

We also provide tailor-made courses in close collaboration with research institutes, please see our training page.

Introductory course : Data Management Planning

The Leiden Research Data Office has started to organize walk-in courses ‘Data Management Planning’. In these introductory courses you will learn the principles of good data management in accordance with university and funder requirements. More information on our website.

Two sessions have been planned so far :

  • October 5, 2015 15.00 – 17.00
  • November 19, 2015 15.00- 17.00

The courses are open to all employees of the Leiden University. We ask you to register in order to know your affiliation and specific questions. Please send a mail to datamanagement@library.leidenuniv.nl with the date of the session you like to attend, your research institute and any specific questions you may have. If the dates mentioned don’t suit you, let us know.

We also provide tailor-made courses in close collaboration with research institutes, please see our training page.