Data Management Practices


Instructor: Rick McMullen

Time: Friday, September 14, 11:30AM-2:00PM

Location: SCC 102.B

Prerequisites: None

In this course, we will explore the basics of storing, organizing, finding, managing, moving and munging the data you use in your research.

Course Materials

Presentation slides

The presentation slides are available as downloadable PDF files.

  • Data Management Practices (Fall 2018): PDF
  • Data Management Practices (Spring 2018): PDF
  • Data Management Practices (Fall 2017): PDF


The goals of this session are to:

  1. Learn about the concept of the "life-cycle" of data
  2. Present a conceptual framework for the life cycle of data
  3. Present a case for managing your data in an organized way
  4. Learn about some tools and systems for storing, organizing, managing and moving your data.

This introductory course is intended to be discipline-agnostic.