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Essentials 4 Data Support is an introductory course for those who provide support to researchers in storing, managing, archiving and sharing their research data (data support staff). With this course, Research Data Netherlands aims to contribute to the professional development of and coordination between data support staff. The course covers the basic building blocks of the discipline. After completing the course, participants will have a good overview of the different phases in the life-cycle of scientific research data.

Online-only or round of courses

Essentials 4 Data Support revolves around the online course material. Research Data Netherlands places the online learning materials for the course at everyone's disposal free of charge, based on the idea of open access and sharing knowdledge. You are free to take the online course on your own initiative at any time.

If you wish to explore the subject matter in greater depth, you can register for the complete course. This will involve taking the online course and  participating in two in-depth day sessions with presentations by experts in data management. You will also meet fellow students/counterparts and conduct a number of online assignments.

Flyer: Introductory course Essentials 4 Data Support (pdf)

Essentials 4 Data Support

Registration for the 2021 summer course (May-June) has started.

You can find more information on the course website.