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UKeiG CPD Course: Research Data Management for Information Professionals

When: Wednesday, 26 June 2019
From 9.30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: CILIP Headquarters, London
7 Ridgmount Street
London WC1E 7AE
United Kingdom
Presenter: Andrew Cox & Eddy Verbaan
Contact: Gary Horrocks

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UKeiG CPD Course: Research Data Management for Information Professionals

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 - 9:30am to 4:30pm

This course provides a practical and informative introduction to the role of librarians and information professionals in supporting Research Data Management (RDM).

Who should attend?

Information professionals and librarians with an interest/responsibility for supporting research, especially RDM, or any professional wishing to keep their skills up to date in this important field.


Previous delegate feedback

“Really useful. Loads of advice and tips.”

“Excellent mix of practical content and discussion.”

“Great presenting: knowledgeable, engaging and fun.”

“Excellent networking opportunity.”

Course outline and topics

There is an increasing understanding that data collected during research needs to be managed more carefully. It is in researchers’ own interests to do so, and increasingly funders also mandate data planning. The scale, diversity and fragility of digital data make this challenging. Universities are beginning to develop a support infrastructure that will help improve research data management. Some libraries are already beginning to play a key role in defining and delivering this infrastructure. The course introduces the essential skills required by librarians and information professionals to support all stages of the research process. Topics covered include:

  • Research Data Management – what it is and why it is important
  • Understanding research and researchers, including in-depth case studies its development
  • The research data lifecycle
  • Research Data Services overview, with in-depth discussion of gathering requirements, Data Management Planning and advocacy
  • Learning more and keeping up-to-date

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the strategic context within which RDM has appeared on the LIS agenda and the key drivers and issues for researchers
  • Outline the research process and reflect on the nature of research data
  • Analyse an institutional Research data policy
  • Evaluate a Data Management Plan
  • Discuss the range of Research Data Services
  • Reflect on the arguments for RDM that researchers respond to
  • Reflect on the relevance of RDM to your current role
  • Identify resources to find out more

Further information about course content is available from Andrew and Eddy at and

Related knowledge and skills (See PSKB categories)

Knowledge and information management

Data management

Research skills

Understanding research





Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer, Information School, The University of Sheffield

Andrew Cox is a senior lecturer at the Information School, University of Sheffield and led the RDMRose Project. His research interests include virtual community, social media and library responses to technology. He coordinates Sheffield’s MSc in Digital Library Management.


Eddy Verbaan, Head of Library Research Support, Information School, Sheffield Hallam University

Eddy Verbaan is Head of Library Research Support at Sheffield Hallam University. He established a Research Data Management infrastructure at Sheffield Hallam University and worked as a Research Associate at the Information School, The University of Sheffield, on RDM-related projects. He has a PhD in history and an MSc in Digital Library Management.

The speakers are currently working on a book for Facet publishing “Exploring Research Data Management” that will be published in April/May 2018.


Ticket Information

Cost (including lunch, refreshments and course documentation): UKeiG/CILIP members £180 + VAT; others £220 + VAT. Credit and debit cards are the preferred method of payment, or you can request an invoice using the online booking form. 

UKeiG accepts bookings through the 'Book Now' link provided on this page. If you request an invoice online one will be emailed to you in advance of the course. Cancellations received less than 7 working days before the start of the course will be subject to the full fee. For non-attendance at a course there will be no refunds and the full fee will be payable. Substitutions may be made at any time without additional cost.

A cancellation fee of £25.00 + VAT is payable.

UKeiG reserves the right to cancel a course if insufficient bookings have been received. Delegates will be offered an alternative date or a full refund of the course fee. We advise all delegates not to make any firm travel arrangements until we have contacted to you with further details of the event. UKeiG will not be liable for any consequential loss of travel or accommodation fees due to cancellation of the course.

UKeiG reserves the right to make changes to the programme. 

If you require information about booking and payment please contact Gary Horrocks at

Venue Details

CILIP Head Office

7 Ridgmount Street

London WC1E 7AE

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