Slovenian project partners University of Maribor Library and Arnes co-organized the Slovenian NI4OS-Europe end-user training on 23rd May, 2022.
The training was divided into two parts; in the first part, dr. Milan Ojsteršek, from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Maribor and a member of the EOSC Semantic Interoperability Task Force, presented fundamental research data management principles. The participants learned about data types, the life cycle of data (design and retrieval, collection and creation, processing and analysis, publication and sharing, long-term management, reuse), and working with data (how to make data FAIR for humans and machines, what metadata needs to be collected for data set description, file naming, versioning, file formats, data cleaning and transformation, documentation and citation, data storage, archiving, confidentiality, intellectual property protection, and data ownership, protection, encryption, authenticity and integrity, regulation, sustainable conservation, ethics, GDPR, anonymization, etc). Finally, the participants learned how to start writing a data management plan.
The second part focused on research data sharing through the national open access infrastructure. In a presentation by mag. Janez Brezovnik from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Maribor, the participants learned how to upload data sets into the repositories of the national open access infrastructure. The presentation used the Digital Library of the University of Maribor, which has been on-boarded to the NI4OS-Europe catalogue, as an example. The participants learned how to log in with their digital identity or user account, insert metadata, the basics of the iRODS client, transfer large files, submit requests for access to data in restricted access, and restrict access to their own data.
The training event was well attended; 133 people registered for the event, primarily researchers.
The presentations and recordings are openly available on the NI4OS-Europe Training Platform.