RDAP14 will feature two half-day workshops on March 28, 2014

Building Capabilities for Sustainable Research Data Management Practices
Friday, March 28, 8:00am-12:00pm

Kevin Crowston & Jian Qin
School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

As more organizations invest in Research Data Management (RDM), it has become increasingly important for administrators, researchers, and managers to be able to evaluate RDM process for sustainability, efficiency, and effectiveness, which requires a baseline for comparison. The goal of this workshop is to raise the awareness of process management and assessment for RDM and to learn how to apply the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for RDM for the purpose of process assessment.

As a tool to increase the reliability of RDM, since 2011 we have been developing a CMM for RDM by gathering evidence from literature and empirical observations and identifying and clustering key RDM practices. The current draft CMM for RDM includes five specific RDM practice areas: 1) Data management in general; 2) Data acquisition, processing and quality assurance; 3) Data description and representation; 4) Data dissemination; and 5) Repository services and preservation. The CMM for RDM framework will provide guidelines much needed in data policy making, personnel training, and performance assessment.

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Learning to Teach, Teach for Learning: Instructional Practices for Data Services
Friday, March 28, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Lisa Hinchliffe
University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Data services specialists are increasingly called upon to provide instructional sessions for users and colleagues. This workshop provides pragmatic approaches to developing and delivering instruction using proven and efficient strategies. The workshop will particularly draw on Understanding by Design, the Experiential Learning Cycle, and Classroom Assessment Techniques frameworks. Clarify learning outcomes, implement engaging teaching techniques, and document evidence of your learners learning!

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