In addition to the one-on-one RDM support, Hasselt University and PXL researchers can brush up their data management knowledge through our (basic or advanced) RDM training sessions.
PhD Introduction Days provide first-year PhD candidates a 30-min primer on the basics of research data management, the Hasselt University RDM Policy plan and RDM services. They are organized on a semi-annual basis.
Basic RDM sessions serve as a primer or a refresher on RDM and are targeted to all Hasselt University and PXL researchers. These sessions provide a comprehensive introduction to all matters related to RDM throughout the research data life cycle, including practical tips and tools to get started. They are organized on a semi-annual basis.
Advanced RDM sessions train participants in developing and executing a data management plan (DMP) using an interactive and hands-on approach. Main topics include exploring and writing a DMP for specific funders using DMPonline.be, specific regulations and procedures when dealing with various types of sensitive data, and sharing and reusing your research data at the end of your project. These sessions are organized on an annual basis.
Tips, tricks and tools introduce participants to a range of technical tools and best practices that will enable them to score some quick wins when it comes to data management.
For researchers who prefer independent training, online training is provided. For example, researchers can make use of the free online course Mantra or online sources such as available at Research Data Netherlands (RDNL).
Most of these trainings can be acknowledged in the doctoral school portfolio (indicated next to the course in the training calendar). They will automatically be added to the portfolio of the PhD students who signed the attendance list. For PhD students of the Doctoral School of Health & Life Sciences, a combination of different sessions (adding up to a half/full day) can be acknowledged together as (half) a transferable skills course.