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Software Management Plans: Best Practices for Managing Your Code and Scripts You Use to Generate Your Research

Software Management Plans: Best Practices for Managing Your Code and Scripts You Use to Generate Your Research Online

Preservation of software with your research data is an important part of open research and will be a future requirement by the Tri-agencies for Data Deposit. In this introductory session to Software Management Plans (SMPs), learn how you can apply research data management practices and FAIR data principles to software, and some best practices that will help you prepare for depositing the custom code and analysis scripts you use to generate and process your research data, and how these practices can help you now in developing and maintaining this work.

Details: This virtual workshop will be recorded. The recording will be posted to the Sherman Centre's Online Learning Catalogue.

Preliminary Work/Prerequisites: This workshop is suited for researchers and research teams, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows, with basic experience in managing data, analysis scripts or software code.

Facilitator Bio: This workshop is co-hosted by two groups: the Research Software Development team and Research Data Management Services. Both are component teams of the Digital Resarch Commons Pilot (DRCP).

The Research Software Development (RSD) team consists of professional software developers David Beardwood, Ola Hejazi and Kelvin Lee. The RSD team supports software development by researchers and research groups by developing public resources, hosting training sessions, and providing consultations.

Research Data Management Services is a team of RDM Specialists Danica Evering and Isaac Pratt. RDM Services support the active organization and maintenance of data throughout its lifecycle--from collection to interpretation, dissemination, long-term preservation, and reuse. The application of RDM best practices improves research efficiency, enables verification of research results, and fosters innovative and interdisciplinary research through data reuse.


Thursday, February 8, 2024
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Faculty / Instructors     Graduate Students  
  Digital Research Series     Introduction     Research Data Management     SCDS Sponsored Events  
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The Sherman Centre and the McMaster University Library are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for its presenters and participants. As a participant in this session, you agree to support and help cultivate an experience that is collaborative, respectful, and inclusive, as well as free of harassment, discrimination, and oppression. We reserve the right to remove participants who exhibit harassing, malicious or persistently disruptive behaviour. Please refer to our code of conduct webpage for more information.

Event Organizer

Dave Beardwood

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