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Workshops and Events

The Centre for Digital Scholarship offers training, events and presentations for members of Leiden University on the many different aspects of digital scholarship. Below you will find a selection of different types of sessions that have been organised in the past or for the future.

We offer both open registration sessions, which consider the topics in a generic sense perhaps using examples from different disciplines, and faculty-specific sessions, which focus on the topics particularly relevant to that type of research.

Generic training and events are offered regularly and are open to all types of attendees. Faculty-requested workshops or events are organised in collaboration with faculty members and are arranged to suit the needs of a particular group. The latter can be tailored to accommodate different requirements: full-day workshops, weekly sessions, short lunch-talks, hands-on workshops, or meeting contributions, either in rooms at the faculty or in the library training rooms. Sometimes institution staff also help to deliver the information to participants.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss or organise an event or you would like to suggest a training topic or an event that you would find useful.

 

Events and training: past and future

See the library calendar for announcements of specific events and upcoming dates.

Here is a sample of the events we have organised in the past or which are in the pipeline:

Sessions organised with faculty

  • Faculty/Institute tailor-made training on data management for PhD students.
    These sessions are tailor-made for the group concerned and designed in collaboration with members of research staff. They comprise two or three sessions spread over a number of months: lectures with hands-on activities, and a final session when participants present their own data management plan.
     
  • Honours/Masters students stand-alone lectures.
     
  • Faculty of Science PhD Day: one-hour workshops/discussions for up to 30 students on:
    • Let your research bloom: practical steps for FAIR data (We take a fun look at why good data management is important, and how to do it).
    • Open Science Opens Careers (What does Open Science actually mean? What is in it for you and how can you make it work?)
  • Full-day workshops on Open Science and FAIR data for early-stage researchers in the Marie Curie ITN project "Mediating Islam in the Digital Age".
  • Lunch-time drop-in meetings for the Dual PhD Centre on data management and Open Access.
  • Tailored workshops on digital humanities techniques, data management and open access as part of the Library’s PhD Skills Sessions for the Institute for Area Studies (LIAS).

Open sessions

  • How to write a Data Management Plan workshop: generic, hands-on workshop lasting 2.5 hours. Participants learn why a data management plan is useful and how to complete the Leiden University template; they leave the workshop having worked on their own Data Management Plan.
     
  • Project and data management training session: ‘PhD starter kit’ to learn the theory and practice of both data- and project- management. Registration for this combined course takes place via HRM.
  • Briefing session, in collaboration with LURIS, for those writing VENI proposals. We look at what the NWO funding agency looks for in the data paragraph of their grant proposal.
  • Full-day FAIR-ification workshop: working on participants’ own data, and using tools to improve data FAIR-ness, participants in this session will look at how to make data more findable, interoperable and reusable.

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