The MIT Libraries run various workshops to help you gain new skills in research data management, including:
- Research Data Management: 101: Do you manage research data here at MIT? This workshop provides you with basic strategies to manage research data. Topics include: best practices for retention and archiving, effective directory structures and naming conventions, good file formats for long-term access, data security and backup options, and metadata, tagging, and citation options. Slides from latest RDM 101 workshop [pdf].
- Research Data Management: File Organization: Do you struggle with organizing your research data? This workshop teaches practical techniques for organizing your data files. Topics include: file and folder organizational structures and file naming. Slides from latest RDM: File Organization workshop [pdf] plus file organization exercise.
- Research Data Management: Version Control: Are you or your research group having trouble tracking versions of your datasets? This workshop covers techniques and software to help you manage your versions. Slides from latest RDM: Version Control workshop [pdf] plus version control handout [pdf].