Data Tree is a new course that is designed for NERC-funded PhD students and Early Career Researchers in Environmental Science fields.
It is a free, online course in data management that equips your students with essential skills to manage their research data and communicate their research to wider audiences including business, policy makers and the public. Designed by leading experts in fields of data management, visualisation and communication the self-paced course uses real-world case studies, engaging activities and quizzes to underline the benefits of well-managed data.
The self-paced course will take 15 to 20 hours to complete in eight structured modules. The course is packed with video, quizzes and real-life examples of data management, along with plenty of additional background information.
The materials will be available for structured learning, but also to dip in for immediate problem solving.
The course is for any scientist, whether you look after your own data or are guided by an organisation.
The course is especially aimed at PhD students and early career researchers but is for anyone who wants to get the right data habits now, including thinking of end-users of your data.
The course is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) through the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), delivered by the Institute for Environmental Analytics and Stats4SD and supported by the Institute of Physics.
Summer 2018 Launch Workshops
We are running live workshops to support the launch of Data Tree and we’re inviting all DTP students to join us at a location convenient to them to take part in an interactive workshop on one of the course themes and get a hands-on introduction to the course from the experts that created it.
21st June – Edinburgh University – Communicating with the media and public
29th June – Institute of Physics London – Publishing papers and data
2nd July – University of Birmingham – Data visualisation
10th July – University of Bristol – Communicating with policy makers
18th July – University of Leeds – Communicating with business
Sign up link available soon via NERC