I’ve been so busy talking about documentation on the blog recently that I’ve forgotten to share an awesome project that I’ve been working on: the data management video series!
Over the course of the last semester, I worked with an intern to create a series of 10 data management videos. The videos cover a range of topics and are all available on YouTube, so not only can you watch them whenever but you are also free to embed them on other webpages. I’m all for sharing content and, while these videos were predominantly made for researchers at my university, the more researchers who learn this stuff the better.
The full series list is as follows:
- 3-2-1 Rule for Storage and Backup
- Data Dictionaries
- File Naming Conventions
- Spreadsheet Best Practices
- Version Control
- Basic Computer Security
- Data Citation
- Data Management Plans
- Why Do Data Management?
(As a geeky aside, I also want to point out that I’m wearing some of my favorite handmade items in a few of those videos. Keep an eye out for the epic sweater of awesome, the bad passwords dress, and the marvelous woman-in-science dress as you watch!)
These 10 videos are a solid start to work in this medium and I’m hoping that we can add more to this series over time!