Data Management for Archaeologists – 29 November 2021

Data Management for Archaeologists

Credits: 1 EC
Date: 29 November 2021, 10:00 – 17:00
Location: Online through ZOOM

On 29 November, the Faculty of Archaeology, the Center for Digital Scholarship and ARCHON have organized a training on Research Data Management. Data management involves the creation, safe storage and preservation of research data. From 2020 onwards, it is a Leiden University guideline for PhD researchers to develop an Data Management Plan at the start of their project. The training is aimed at PhDs in the first phase of their research, but is open to all researchers interested.

This workshop will provide the participants with a comprehensive knowledge of the 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).

The training will be held from 10:00-17:00 via Zoom. Exact details will follow in the meeting request after registration.

In the training the following topics are covered:

  • How to write a Data Management Plan
  • Data Management activities during research 
  • Data management in Archaeology (Field work, Archaeological data)
  • Archiving your data and open science
  • Data Management Guidelines


10:00 – 10:45 Making your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable) (Kristina Hettne, Leiden University)
11:00 – 12:00 Data Management in Archaeology (Wouter Kool, Kate Mokranova, University of Leiden)
12:00 – 13:00 BREAK
13:00 – 14:00 Example: FAIR Surveys Project (Martijn van Leusen, University of Groningen)
14:00 – 15:00 Practical Assignment: making a data management plan (take break in-between)
15:00 – 16:00 Wrap-up of Practical Assignment (Present DMP’s and questions)
16:00 – 17:00 Evaluation & drinks at home

* Interested in data management? You can also follow our free online course ‘working with databases’ at home! More information >>

Credits: Students can obtain 1 ECT by attending the workshop and handing in a reflection report. Please add your data management plan as an attachment.

Registration: Closed!