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Research Skills: Information and data skills

Materials from Swansea University library's research skills training sessions. These are run for Postgraduate Research students and staff.

Research Data Management

Research data can be anything collected, observed or created for a research project so its management has relevance to all disciplines.  Increasing demand from funders, journals and universities for research data to be managed and shared has made this a hot topic. Issues range from ethical and legal to practical consideration of formats, data storage and making your data useable for others. This session gives a general introduction to the topic.

[Updated Apr 18]

Keeping up to date

Given the amount of new knowledge and data being produced daily, it can seem a daunting task to keep up to date with the relevant information in your field. By the end of this session you will be aware of a range of free tools which can help you create personalized streams of information tailored to your interests. We will look at alerting services, RSS, Twitter and more.

[Updated Apr 2018]

Working Smarter

In this session we will discuss online tools and apps that can help with organization, collaboration and productivity (e.g. Evernote, Google Drive etc.). Participants will have the opportunity to try out a tool of their choice and share their own tips and recommendations.

[Updated Feb 2018]