Data Management: Past Training Initiatives
Partnering with PARIS21 to train African data managers
Since 2008 DataFirst has worked with the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) countries and train data managers, for more effective data handling and data sharing in the region.
African Inter-University collaboration
DataFirst and the ICPSR teamed up with the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana to train data managers to curate Ghanaian data held the UCC.
Research Data Management training for undergraduates
DataFirst has offered workshops on research data management for postgraduates for the University of Cape Town library’s Savvy Research Series.
Workshop on Preparing qualitative data for sharing and re-use
DataFirst invited international experts from the UK Data Service to present a workshop on qualitative research data. This workshop was for researchers engaged in the creation and management of qualitative research data and provided insight into best practice for preparing qualitative data for sharing and reuse.
How to understand Big Data: Strategies for understanding your big data and getting new knowledge from it
This was a short introductory workshop into understanding Big Data, what it is and what strategies you can adopt to make the most of it. International experts from the UK Data Service presented this course. Read the article "Reflections on ‘Encounters with Big Data’, our course in Cape Town"