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ACCE Data & Project Management workshop

1st May 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2nd May 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Course is open to all ACCE students


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Facilitator: Dr Anna Krystalli

Course description

In order to ensure robustness of outputs and maximise the benefits of ACCE research to future researchers and society more generally, it is important to share the underlying code and data. But for sharing to have any impact, such materials need to be created FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, reusable), i.e. they must be adequately described, archived, and made discoverable to an appropriate standard. Additionally, if analyses are to be deemed robust, they must be at the very least reproducible but ideally well documented and reviewable. Such skills are increasingly becoming recognised as standard for modern open, reproducible and collaborative computational research. Fortunately, in recent years, they have been made increasingly accessible through advanced digital tools.

The workshop is designed to be relevant to students with a wide range of backgrounds, working with anything from relatively small sets of data collected from field or experimental observations, to those taking a more computational approach and harnessing the power of big data. It also builds on the Quantitative Skills Workshop by focusing on data and project management through R and Rstudio. The course will introduce students to best practice in research project management and equip them with modern tools and techniques for managing their computational workflows to their full potential.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of good research data management and be able to produce tidy, clean datasets with appropriate metadata.
  • Manage their computational projects for reproducibility, reuse and collaboration.
  • Use version control to track the evolution of research projects.
  • Use modern tools to document code, analyses and data and produce reproducible reports.
  • Be able to publish, share materials and collaborate through the web.
  • Understand why this all matters!

Training course programme

Tuesday 1st May 2018 (The Diamond Building, Level 2, Computer room 4)

12:00 – 12:30      Introduction

12:30 – 13:30      Basic Data Hygiene

13:30 – 13:45      Coffee

13:45 – 15:15       Research Data Management

15:15 – 15:30       Coffee

15:30 – 17:00      Project Management in R & RStudio

Wednesday 2nd May  2018 (The Diamond Building, Level 2, Computer room 4)

9:00 – 11:00        Literate programming in R

11:00 – 11:15       Coffee

11:15 – 13:00       Version Control with Git in RStudio

13:00 – 14:00      Lunch (Workroom 2, Ground level)

14:00 – 15:30       Collaborating through GitHub

15:30 – 15:45       Coffee

15:45 – 17:00       Wrap up: Putting it all together






1st May 2018 @ 12:00 pm
2nd May 2018 @ 5:00 pm


ACCE DTP, University of Sheffield


Diamond Building, Computer room 4
SHEFFIELD, S10 2TN United Kingdom
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