14 February 2022 - 10:00 to 15 February 2022 - 12:30
This is a two-day interactive workshop taking place on the 14th and 15th of February 2022 from 10.00 to 12.30 GMT each day.


Event Overview


A Data Management Plan helps achieve optimal handling, organising, documenting and enhancing of research data. It is particularly important for facilitating data sharing, ensuring the sustainability and accessibility of data in the long-term and allowing data to be reused for future research. For the effective management of data, planning must start when research is being designed and needs to consider both how data will be managed during the research and how they will be shared afterwards. In this two days online workshop, we will discuss the main challenges of data sharing in social sciences and how these can be overcome by implementing best data management planning practices. The workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Challenges in data sharing for social science projects
  • Data collection and assessment of existing sources
  • Documentation, metadata and quality assurance
  • Ethical and legal context
  • Storage, backup and preservation
  • Facilitating data sharing, project roles and responsibilities

The workshop will be delivered online and will combine lectures and presentations with individual and practical exercises and group discussions. At the end of the workshop, participants would have gained a better understanding of research data management best practices, particularly on how a Data Management Plan facilitates compliance with data protection legislation and data sharing. The attendees will be provided with further resources including readings and open source tools to ease and enable data sharing.


Learning objectives

  • Be able to recognise challenges in sharing data and identify techniques to overcome these
  • Gain a better understanding of Data Management Planning requirements in Social Sciences
  • Be able to design a comprehensive, accurate Data Management Plan which enables data sharing

Target Audience


This workshop is intended for early career researchers and support staff.

Please note the number of attendees is limited and we kindly ask those that register to be able to attend both days.


Workshop Notes

Slides Day 1

Slides Day 2


Workshop Video Day 1


Workshop Video Day 2




Cristina Magder manages the UK Data Service's Data Collections Development and Research Data Management teams at the UK Data Archive. She leads the research data management portfolio of support and training for the UK Data Service. Her main teaching interests are data management planning, sharing and archiving data with a specific focus on licencing, data quality assurance, disclosure risk assessment, and reproducibility.


Hina Zahid is the Senior Research Data Services Officer working in the UK Data Service's Research Data Management section based at the UK Data Archive, University of Essex. She leads on the ethical aspects of research data management, sharing and reuse. She works proactively with researchers, and research centres to provide guidance, advice and training to achieve the implementation of good data management practices, and to optimise the sharing and archiving of data for research.


Vlad Voina is the Data Integrity Officer at the UK Data Service. He conducts assessment of data integrity, metadata and disclosure risk for data offered and deposited into the UK Data Service's self-deposit repository, ReShare. He provides external guidance for data owners and depositors on data quality and risk assessment.


Anca Vlad has been part of the collections development and data publishing team at the UK Data Archive for the past 6 years. She has been assisting researchers and data depositors with preparing their data deposits and delivering training on data management, archiving and open access publishing for different audiences.


Maureen Haaker is a scholar in the field of qualitative methodology. She has worked with the UK Data Service for 10 years as a senior qualitative training officer and is a lecturer in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at University of Suffolk. Her work has involved the ingest and digitisation of qualitative data, development of training for the management, deposit, and re-use of qualitative data, and the re-use of qualitative datasets for teaching and learning. She is a key contributor to Sage’s Managing and Sharing Research Data (2nd edition) and Qualitative Secondary Analysis. She is currently completing a PhD in Sociology at University of Essex.