Course Introduction to managing Research Data, FAIR principles, and Open Access

ECTS: 0.2

Course leader: Anne Vils Møller

Language: English

Graduate school: Faculty of Health

Course fee: 240.00 DKK

Status: Course is open for application

Semester: Fall 2023

Application deadline: 16/10/2023

Start date: 14/11/2023

Administrator: Johanne Gregor Nielsen

The course A315/03 Introduction to managing Research Data, FAIR principles, and Open Access is being offered by the Graduate School of Health, Aarhus University, 2023.

Criteria for participation: University degree in medicine, dentistry, nursing, or master’s degree in other fields and/or postgraduate research fellows (PhD students and research-year medical students).

Aim: Collecting, analyzing, storing and sharing data are central activities in research. Research Data Management (RDM) and FAIR (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, Reusability) principles are thus becoming increasingly important, and researchers are often required by institutions and funders to prepare a data management plan. Open Access (OA) publishing is another aspect related to sharing research output, which implies that scholarly publications are distributed online, free of any access barriers.

Learning outcomes: 

  • will understand the basic principles of RDM
  • will know the different aspects of the research data lifecycle
  • will know what constitutes a data management plan and be familiar with templates and specific tools for writing their own data management plan
  • will know about FAIR principles and how to make their own datasets as FAIR as possible
  • will know the different models of OA: gold, green, hybrid
  • will be aware of potential OA requirements of funders

Workload: The full workload of the course is expected to be 4 hours.

Content: The course will introduce the concepts of Research Data Management, FAIR principles, and Open Access. Different aspects and practices related to these concepts will be presented. The lessons will be a mix between theory, class discussions, and hands-on exercises.

Instructors: Annette Balle Sørensen, MSc, PhD, and Anne Vils, MLIS, AU Library Health Sciences

Venue:  Aarhus University, Aarhus.

Participation in the course is without cost for:

  • PhD students, Health Research Year students and Health Research Honours Programme students from Aarhus University
  • PhD students enrolled at partner universities of the Nordoc collaboration
  • PhD students from other institutions in the open market agreement for PhD courses

Course dates:

  • 14 November 2023 09:00 - 12:00