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Demystifying Commonly Used Terms
Jargon Busting Session: Research
Data Management (RDM)
Digital Curation Officers
UCT Libr...
What does RDM entail?
11 April 2017
Jargon Busting: RDM
RDM sessions with researchers: File naming
• Three criteria to assist with naming files:
○ Organisation
○ Context
○ Consis...
RDM sessions with researchers: File versioning
Jargon Busting: RDM
credit: PHD Comics
1) “A story told in filenames:”
http...
UCT (Open Science Framework) OSF
Jargon Busting: RDM
osf.uct.ac.za
Open Science Framework (OSF) for institutions offers a ...
What is a repository?
• Different types of repositories:
○ Institutional repositories
■ OpenUCT (scholarly outputs)
■ UCT ...
UCT Zenodo Community
Jargon Busting: RDM
zenodo.org/communities/university-of-cape-town
11 April 2017
● RDM makes it easier to understand, preserve and work with your data
● RDM assists you with planning your research projec...
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These slides were used during a brief presentation on RDM services at UCT Libraries Digital Library Services, as an introduction into an informal discussion with UCT Libraries' staff members around questions that refer to commonly used Research Data Management (RDM) terms and concepts.

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RDM Jargon Busting Session: Demystifying Commonly Used Terms

  1. 1. Demystifying Commonly Used Terms Jargon Busting Session: Research Data Management (RDM) Digital Curation Officers UCT Libraries, DLS University of Cape Town Erika Mias & Kayleigh Roos
  2. 2. What does RDM entail? 11 April 2017 Jargon Busting: RDM
  3. 3. RDM sessions with researchers: File naming • Three criteria to assist with naming files: ○ Organisation ○ Context ○ Consistency • Elements to consider when naming files: ○ version numbers ○ creation / publication date ○ creator’s name / group name ○ content description ○ project number • Always consider scalability when naming files ○ e.g. 001 vs 01 • Don’t ○ punctuation, or capital letters ○ use special characters or spaces • Do ○ replace full-stops with underscores ○ replace spaces with dashes ○ keep to YYYY-MM-DD date format ○ keep file names relevant and as short as possible Jargon Busting: RDM Image credit: XKCD http://xkcd.com/1179/ 11 April 2017
  4. 4. RDM sessions with researchers: File versioning Jargon Busting: RDM credit: PHD Comics 1) “A story told in filenames:” http://phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1323 2) “Final”.doc http://phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1531 Always record changes to your data files, even if it seems unnecessary! ● Don’t use the word “final” - instead, number or date versions ● Avoid using labels - eg. ‘draft’, ‘test’, ‘final’, ‘rev’, ‘corrected’, etc ● Indicate major version changes with: ○ YYYY-MM-DD_Title_Author_V1 ○ YYYY-MM-DD_Title_Author_V2 ● Indicate minor version changes with: ○ YYYY-MM-DD_Title_Author_V1-1 ○ YYYY-MM-DD_Title_Author_V1-2 11 April 2017
  5. 5. UCT (Open Science Framework) OSF Jargon Busting: RDM osf.uct.ac.za Open Science Framework (OSF) for institutions offers a free online service concerned with ‘filling the gaps’ between research data management tools and services to enable reproducible science. 11 April 2017
  6. 6. What is a repository? • Different types of repositories: ○ Institutional repositories ■ OpenUCT (scholarly outputs) ■ UCT Digital Collections (digital projects) ■ UCT IDR (Institutional research Data Repository) ● Pending implementation (read the recommendation report) ○ Discipline-specific repositories ■ Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) ■ National Institutes of Health (NIH) ○ Government ○ Community Jargon Busting: RDM 11 April 2017
  7. 7. UCT Zenodo Community Jargon Busting: RDM zenodo.org/communities/university-of-cape-town 11 April 2017
  8. 8. ● RDM makes it easier to understand, preserve and work with your data ● RDM assists you with planning your research project in order to satisfy funder requirements. ● RDM increases the likelihood of reproducing your results and validating your research and eases the transition into a research project for new members or collaborators. ● Data transformation can lead to unforeseen uses in other research disciplines: new use cases = more citations and greater reach / recognition of your work Extra work!? Jargon Busting: RDM Source: Cliparts 11 April 2017
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These slides were used during a brief presentation on RDM services at UCT Libraries Digital Library Services, as an introduction into an informal discussion with UCT Libraries' staff members around questions that refer to commonly used Research Data Management (RDM) terms and concepts.

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