Research data management workshop

Free hands-on introductions to research data management and publication.

• Tanja Milotic

Registration for this workshop is closed.

LifeWatch and Elixir Belgium invite you to a hands-on workshop to manage and publish research data. The workshop is organized in the context of the Empowering Biodiversity Research conference and will cover data management plans, data cleaning and GitHub. If this is jargon you always wanted to know about (but were afraid to ask), then this workshop is for you!


This workshop is aimed at environmental and life scientists that manage research data, from PhD students to senior scientists. It is an introductory workshop to data management, data cleaning and data publishing. We recommend participants to have a basic understanding of R and its data types. We can send resources for people who need an introduction to R before this workshop. The level of this workshop is from beginner to intermediate, we will not cover advanced materials.


Tuesday September 27, 2022


Herman Teirlinck building, Havenlaan 88, 1000 Brussels (room 01.70, Ferdinand Peeters)


Participants should bring a laptop with a Mac or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) and administrative privileges. Please install the following programs beforehand:


09:30 Welcome & registration  
09:45 Good enough practices for research data management - Tanja Milotic (LifeWatch) Presentation
10:15 An introduction to ELIXIR’s tools for research data management - Flora D’Anna & Rafael Buono (ELIXIR) Presentation / RDMkit
11:00 Coffee break  
11:30 Data cleaning and standardisation in R - Salvador Fernandez & Laura Marquez (LifeWatch) Presentation
12:30 Lunch  
13:30 Data cleaning and standardisation in R (continued) Training materials
14:30 An introduction to GitHub - Damiano Oldoni & Peter Desmet (LifeWatch) Presentation on Git
15:15 Coffee break  
15:45 An introduction to GitHub (continued) Presentation on GitHub
17:00 End