MANTRA is an online course designed for researchers or others planning to manage digital data as part of the research process.
Information Professional
Senior Academic
Career Researcher
Research Student

LEARNING UNITS

  • Types of research data
  • Why managing data is important
  • How research data differs from other information
  • Good practice and responsible research
  • Checklists & planning tools
  • Funder compliance
  • Housekeeping
  • File versioning
  • Naming & re-naming conventions
  • Formatting
  • Compression
  • Normalisation
  • Data documentation; using other peoples' data
  • Forms and purposes of metadata
  • Security backup & storage
  • Strategies for long-term data security
  • Ethical obligations
  • Data confidentiality & disclosure
  • Data protection & anonymisation
  • Licensing
  • Formal & informal data sharing
  • Preservation & trusted repositories
EDINA
Creative Commons
The University of Edinburgh