MANTRA is a free, non-assessed course with guidelines to help you understand and reflect on how to manage the data you collect throughout your research. The course is particularly appropriate for those who work with digital data.
Why manage data?
Why is it important to manage your data:
Organization of your data will make it easier to locate what you need
When working with a group on the same data set, it makes it easier for everyone to locate the information
It's necessary if you want to receive a federal funding grant
In this program data management expert Puneesh Chaudhry, discusses the latest trends in data management and offer advice and best practices to help IT and business professionals derive the maximum benefit from their enterprise data.
Many federal funding agencies, including NIH and most recently NSF, are requiring that grant applications contain data management plans for projects involving data collection. To support researchers in meeting this requirement, ICPSR is providing guidance on creating such plans.