When supporting RDM, different skills and subject specific competencies are needed. The depth and frequency in which each skill/special competency is necessary, depends on the expert role. E.g. the prime comptencies of an "educator & marketing expert" might be different than those of an "developer & coordinator". In this workshop we explore together the ideas of each participant: what are the skills needed in each role, and how frequently. Each participant reflects to her/his own skills and roles as well as the big picture.
Learning outcomes : By doing pre-tasks, group working, interactive and individual reflection, participants create "architypes of RDM professional roles", as well as combination of skill sets needed to fulfill those roles. Each participant reflects both in a personal and in an organizational level. The metacognitive knowledge created will help to meet expectations of an RDM expert in an ambitious but still realistic level, as well as map the needed continuing professional development. The participants will discover his/her current competency level as well as which skills are the most crucial in her/his role and which can be left in the responsibility of other expert colleagues. The workshop will also be useful for mapping the possible needs for recruiting new RDM experts.
Type of interactivity : Pre-task: See the table in p. 10, to get an overview of library RDM services: Reeves Flores et al. (2015), Libraries and the Research Data Management Landscape https://www.clir.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/RDM.pdf,
Level : Intermediate
Target audience : Anyone working with research data management (RDM) related services or responsible in organizing those services.
Preparation for the session : Yes