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Research Data MANTRA (online training units & data handling tutorials)

EDINA and Data Library, University of Edinburgh

MANTRA is an online training course which provides guidelines for good practice in research data management. This release presents the learning units and practical data handling tutorials and materials available on the MANTRA site as of October 2017. The course content is applicable to all research disciplines and is particularly appropriate for postgraduate students and early career researchers who work with data and would like to learn more about managing their research data. This course is an Open Educational Resource that is free for anyone to access and use via the website: https://mantra.edina.ac.uk/ 

The online course includes eight online units and one set of offline (downloadable) data handling tutorials:

Research data explained: Understand the nature of research data in a variety of disciplinary settings
Data management plans: Create a data management plan and apply it from the start to the finish of your research project
Organising data: Name, organise, and version your data files effectively
File formats & transformations: Gain familiarity with different kinds of data formats and know how and when to transform your data
Documentation, metadata & citation: Document your data well for yourself and others, learn about metadata standards and cite data properly
Storage & security: Know how to store and transport your data safely and securely (backup and encryption)
Data protection, rights & access: Understand legal and ethical requirements for managing data about human subjects; manage intellectual property rights
Sharing, preservation & licensing: Understand the benefits of sharing, preserving and licensing data for re-use

Data handling using ArcGIS
Data handling using NVIVO
Data handling using R
Data handling using SPSS

The online course units were created using open source software Xerte Online Toolkits 2.x and can be imported and edited into Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) such as Moodle. Video interviews with University of Edinburgh researchers and selected videos are available via the Data Library YouTube channel.

To edit and deploy the MANTRA online training units in a VLE you must use the open source software Xerte Online Toolkits (http://www.xerte.org.uk).
Files (124.2 MB)
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1_Research_Data_Explained_(Archive).zip md5:5303a08057ca1c1a8150902994d04957 4.4 MB Download
1_Research_Data_Explained_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:f29e22907d2ba487a6ba97571f9f27a4 2.0 MB Download
2_Data_Management_Plans_(Archive).zip md5:c10d8ca9ef7bba2178fa9742e26763b8 13.3 MB Download
2_Data_Management_Plans_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:38ecb1bd0b54efea6ebe4a6ce682ca79 13.1 MB Download
3_Organising_Data_(Archive).zip md5:ff50316abb7f98761903264a83eb43f2 3.3 MB Download
3_Organising_Data_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:3d1380a9ae7c08b0ea9d01f3a450f596 1.8 MB Download
4_File_Format_and_Transformation_(Archive).zip md5:3427ca3eabf06405b89de5cc055bdf5b 3.3 MB Download
4_File_Format_and_Transformation_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:1a719aae093dffee8ea168fb4fb6899a 1.8 MB Download
5_Documentation_Metadata_Citation (SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:d84b2c2a8b4276d24149cd5cb873a422 4.7 MB Download
5_Documentation_Metadata_Citation_(Archive).zip md5:5b963eedcf9a566b772672a5184f81dc 6.2 MB Download
6_Storage_and_Security_(Archive).zip md5:83f61ebd4e96b89a3948cf55569a691a 3.9 MB Download
6_Storage_and_Security_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:a74d4591b7e5c44908852d05d0c9a1bc 1.8 MB Download
7_Protection_Rights_and_Access_(Archive).zip md5:9ad6a3361c507497a304c775169756b8 9.3 MB Download
7_Protection_Rights_and_Access_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:eab28fed4e28020443b2ac4a02290a8a 8.1 MB Download
8_Sharing_Preservation_and_Licensing_(Archive).zip md5:b975042f0301136ad0422c1a0d2a8a9f 6.2 MB Download
8_Sharing_Preservation_and_Licensing_(SCORM_2004_3rd_Ed).zip md5:552ffcf789953313176e6cfd8a4cc34e 1.9 MB Download
MANTRA_ArcGIS_Data_handling.zip md5:3a19adf0b35c3e0da346d05046d2742e 14.9 MB Download
MANTRA_NVIVO_Data_handling.zip md5:c756ee798f471671f3b0c336d8726e82 16.4 MB Download
MANTRA_R_Data_handling.zip md5:448c02e7853e5601c86f75968441cdaa 5.2 MB Download
MANTRA_SPSS_Data_handling.zip md5:8edf697e00891d860a1e8056343296b1 2.7 MB Download
readme.txt md5:239055bb4fb08fca59c8b735b9e855a6 2.9 kB Download


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