Virginia Data Management Bootcamp March 9 & 10

Graduate students, faculty, administrators, and staff interested in learning more about data management issues, best practices and tools are invited to participate in a Data Management Bootcamp sponsored by seven Virginia institutions, March 9 & 10, 2016. This free collaborative event will feature experts from across the state and will provide opportunities for local, hands-on practical experience. Presenters will be from remote and local locations.

Day one topics will include: Data Organization, Data Documentation, Rights and Access, Copyright, Finding and Reusing Data, and Sharing Data.  These are all basic, foundational concepts for working with research data. Day one is designed for full-day participation. On day two select one, two, or all three workshops to attend. Please bring your own laptop.

Registration is required.

March 9

March 10 workshop registrations.

See the detailed schedule.

The Bootcamp will take place on the Fairfax campus. Room details will be e-mailed.

If you are interested in more data management topics, check out the Center for Open Science workshop scheduled for March 18.

Data management is an important topic for researchers and scholars across domains, especially as funding agencies increasingly require submission of data management plans with grant proposals. These requirements encourage researchers to plan ahead for data management and sharing and help to promote practices that facilitate reproducible research, data use and reuse, and interoperability among distributed systems.

The Data Management Bootcamp is a collaborative initiative of the College of William & Mary, George Mason University, James Madison University, Old Dominion University, University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Tech.

Registration is limited to current George Mason University students, staff and faculty.

For more information, write to Wendy Mann at

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