Workshop – Services to Support Research Data Management

Services to Support Research Data Management

About the workshop

Many organisations which generate research data need to establish services to support research data management (RDM). It is necessary to address capabilities in terms of

·         RDM policy, strategy development, governance and sustainability,

·         data management support and staff development, and

·         research data storage, preservation and sharing.

This requires an understanding of research, research data and curation, a thorough situation analysis and a clear roadmap of how these services could be rendered. 

The Network of Data & Information Curation Communities (NeDICC) is pleased to announce a workshop on Services to Support Research Data Management. Martie van Deventer (CSIR) and Lucia Lötter (HSRC) will be presenting information relevant to this topic and will assist attendees to assess institutional research data management support readiness, to develop institutional roadmaps and to identify the needs of institutions. There will also be an opportunity to provide input in terms of a roadmap for national RDM support. 

Librarians, knowledge management workers, data curators, researchers and others interested are invited to register for this workshop. 

Date: 17 March 2016
CSIR Knowledge Commons Building 50 (Ulwazi) –
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Time: 08:30 for 09:00 to 16:30
Cost: ZAR 500-00 p/p (Payment details to follow registration for event.)

General enquiries: Martie van Deventer or Lucia Lötter 

Financial enquiries:  Julia Mahlong (012 841 2479) 

Please register and make your payment by 8 March 2015. To register, click here.





09:00 – 09:30

Welcome and Introduction

Lucia Lötter

09:30 – 10:00

The life of life cycles: Understanding research, research data and data curation

  • The function of life cycle models
  • Introduction to different life cycle models

Lucia Lötter

10:00 – 11:00

Practical – Creating lifecycle models for your institution

Martie van Deventer

11:00 – 11:30


11:30 – 12:00

Assessment of RDM readiness

  • Using lifecycle models as input to assessment
  • Assessment criteria
  • Assessment tools

Martie van Deventer

12:00 – 13:00

Practical – Assessment of your institution’s readiness

Martie van Deventer

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Creating RDM roadmaps

  • The function of roadmaps
  • Using RDM readiness assessment as input to roadmaps
  • Roadmap resources

Lucia Lötter

14:30 – 15:30

Practical – Analysis of roadmaps and creating a roadmap for your institution

Lucia Lötter

15:30 – 16:00

Tea break

16:00 – 16:30

Providing input for a national RDM roadmap

Martie van Deventer



Martie van Deventer