The University of Southampton and DataKind UK held an awareness raising event in Southampton on 1st August 2019 at 6.30.
DataKind is a charity that helps social change organisations to use data science for the benefit of the people they serve. We are powered by a volunteer community of pro-bono data scientists, who work with charities on data challenges big and small.
The DataKind UK event, in partnership with the Physics & Astronomy department, explored the data science for social good work done by DataKind and raised awareness about DataDives (two-day hack-style events) that the University will be hosting later in the year.
More details on the event are on the MeetUp page.
What is Data Management?
Data management is about good research practice, it is an essential building block for good research. It should be part of your everyday processes.
Basic principles, such as file naming and version control, will help you locate and understand your data.
Data management will help you collate data that underpins your work in a way that allows it to be used with confidence, both now and in the future.
Ultimately, well managed data can add to the credit you receive and impact of your research alongside other research outputs.
To find data produced by researchers at the University of Southampton, please see our institutional data catalogue.