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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5(4), 40; doi:10.3390/ijgi5040040

Research Data Management Training for Geographers: First Impressions

Computer and Media Service, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, Berlin 10099, Germany
Academic Editors: Constanze Curdt, Christian Willmes, Georg Bareth and Wolfgang Kainz
Received: 21 September 2015 / Revised: 2 February 2016 / Accepted: 17 February 2016 / Published: 23 March 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Research Data Management)
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Abstract

Sharing and secondary analysis of data have become increasingly important for research. Especially in geography, the collection of digital data has grown due to technological changes. Responsible handling and proper documentation of research data have therefore become essential for funders, publishers and higher education institutions. To achieve this goal, universities offer support and training in research data management. This article presents the experiences of a pilot workshop in research data management, especially for geographers. A discipline-specific approach to research data management training is recommended. The focus of this approach increases researchers’ interest and allows for more specific guidance. The instructors identified problems and challenges of research data management for geographers. In regards to training, the communication of benefits and reaching the target groups seem to be the biggest challenges. Consequently, better incentive structures as well as communication channels have to be established. View Full-Text
Keywords: research data management; training; information literacy; geography research data management; training; information literacy; geography
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Helbig, K. Research Data Management Training for Geographers: First Impressions. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2016, 5, 40.

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