Support for support: training those in RDM support roles

  • Venue: University of East London
  • Start: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:00:00 BST
  • End: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:00:00 BST

Institutions running, setting up or planning RDM support services have a need to identify and train staff in appropriate roles. Several JISC-funded projects have developed training materials for library, IT, research office and other staff in institutional settings, to complement the many resources developed by the Digital Curation Centre. But what training material exists, and how can it be used effectively?

Staff from the TraD, ADMIRe and RoaDMAP projects at the Universities of East London, Nottingham and Leeds, together with the DCC, are hosting an event to explore these issues. Join us on 16 July for a workshop on the support available to those in RDM support roles. The workshop will offer an overview of training materials available from the DCC and from JISC-funded projects, give you some hands-on practice using training resources, and hear from three JISCMRD projects addressing the training needs of library, IT and research office staff.

You will find this event useful if you are planning to develop a support service for managing research data, or already undertaking this work. And the roundtable will give us all a chance to share good practice and any lessons learned. Join us in Stratford, East London!

Here’s the draft programme:

10.30 Registration and coffee

11.00 Overview of RDM training (DCC)

11.30 Exercise/ demos of existing training materials

12.00 Online learning module using supportDM

12.30 Lunch 13.30 Training Library staff (TraD project)

14.00 Training IT staff (ADMIRe project)

14.30 Training Research Office staff (RoaDMAP project)

15.00 Tea 15.15 Roundtable discussion – “Who to train, for what, and how?”

16.00 Close

Register for the workshop at 


iCal Individual Event Link