Data Management for Archaeologists – 1 December 2023

Data Management for Archaeologists

Date: 1 December 2023

Location: University of Leiden, Faculty of Archaeology, Einsteinweg 1, Corrie Bakelszaal (room A2.02A)

Credits: 1 ECT

The University of Leiden again organizes a workshop ‘Data Management for Archaeologists’ in collaboration with ARCHON. This workshop will provide the participants with a comprehensive knowledge of current data management practices. The course touches upon all aspects of data management, with examples drawn from archaeological research practice. The workshop will introduce the participant to the principles of good research data management (RDM), policies concerning RDM and the benefits of RDM, and the practice of writing a data management plan (DMP). 


Information session

09:30 Introduction (Thomas Hijzen)

09:45 FAIR Principles (Kristina Hettne)

FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) data is nowadays being required by most funders and also many universities have it in their policy that data should be FAIR. But what does it exactly mean and how do you go about making your data FAIR? In this first session the concept of FAIR data will be introduced and explained with concrete examples.

10:15 BREAK

10:30 Data Management for Archaeologists (Thomas Hijzen)

In this session, the topics relevant to the writing of the Data Management Plan will be introduced. We will explain the steps involved in managing research datasets and discuss archaeology-specific issues pertaining to data documentation, data-structuring conventions and data safety and archiving.

11:15 PhD Case Study: ‘Putting Dental Calculus Under the Microscope’ (Bjørn Bartholdy)


Assignment session (Thomas Hijzen & Kristina Hettne)

13:00 Work with Data Management Form (with Q&A)

14:00 Intervision: compare and discuss in groups

15:00 Plenary conclusion

15:15 END


Credits: ARCHON members can receive 1 ECT for attending the workshop and handing in a reflection report and a data management plan


Registration: through this form