Basics of Research Data Management (BRDM) - Course for New Researchers and Post-Docs


BRDM is a 3 ECTS course that covers key aspects of research data management, and aims to give you a solid foundation in responsible data management (including open science). Enrolment is now open and the course will begin in February 2023.  

During the course you will learn the basics of responsible management of data in various research contexts and how to create a data management plan (DMP) for your own research based on the input of academic experts, lawyers / IPR specialists, a data protection officer, data librarians, a biostatiscian and research IT specialists.

The course has four tracks for you to choose from:

  • Natural science
  • Health sciences
  • Qualitative research
  • Survey research

The course is taught in English, but some modules are available in both English and Finnish. More information on registration, learning outcomes, methods, and exact dates are available in the university’s course catalogue.

NOTE: Doctoral researchers must register with their Doctoral degree study right (further information in the intranet). Post-Docs and staff members should use Webropol to register in the course.

University staff members enrolled in the course will not receive course credits, so there is no limit in the number of participants for them.

Some feedback from prior course participants:

  • ”The most rewarding two things for me were learning how to actually make a DMP, and also, how to operate Nvivo.”
  • “I think this course should be compulsory to all PhD students and postdocs who have not done the course yet. The course covers topics that researchers in the humanities should know, but somehow I feel like many think that considerations regarding data are not relevant to humanists.”
  • “Overall, my skills and knowledge increased during the course and I do feel more competent and confident to continue with my research. The course covers all the necessary issues regarding a data management plan and provides good material and resources to use also in the future.”
  • “Overall the course was excellent.”

Secure your place in the course well in advance as the number of participants (to receive credit points) is limited. The course is organised in collaboration with specialists from the University of Turku and the Åbo Akademi University.

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Created 28.11.2022 | Updated 28.11.2022