Data Management Boot Camp

Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Presenters will be from remote and local locations.

Day one topics will include: Data Organization, Data Documentation, Rights and Access, Copyright, Finding and Reusing Data, and Sharing Data.  These are all basic, foundational concepts for working with research data. Day one is designed for full-day participation. Day two select one, two, or all three workshops to attend.
Registration is required.
Please bring your own laptop.
March 9, full-day registration.
–          9:00am – 4:15pm

March 10 workshop registrations.

–          9:00am-10:00am Cleaning Data with Open Refine
–          10:15am-11:15am R from Scratch
–          11:30am-12:15pm Creating Data Management Plans with the DMPTool

See the schedule for details.  See also,

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Workshops. Scheduled workshops are listed below. Click the calendar entry to get more information and to register. Please check back throughout the semester for more …

Data management is an important topic for researchers and scholars across domains, especially as funding agencies increasingly require submission of data management plans with grant proposals. These requirements encourage researchers to plan ahead for data management and sharing and help to promote practices that facilitate reproducible research, data use and reuse, and interoperability among distributed systems.

The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of Virginia Tech, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Virginia.


Joy Suh,  MA, MLIS
Geospatial Resources Librarian
Fenwick Library 2608A
George Mason University
Fairfax, VA 22030
E-mail:  Voice: 703-993-2238