Data Management Offboarding: Essential Steps for a Smooth Transition


Monday, September 16, 2019, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Modell 100A Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall, Harvard Longwood Campus

Audience: Faculty, Staff, Lab Managers.

This class is part of the Research Data Management Seminar Series

Description: Research Data Management is essential for responsible research and provides an opportunity for researchers to create a plan ensuring data will be organized and shared with other researchers, or archived for long term preservation.

When employees leave, they take their skills and institutional knowledge with them. It is important to record essential informative information related to projects and datasets to ensure the success of future users.

This training session will present a new checklist designed to guide the knowledge transfer process. We will provide an overview of the various elements that should be addressed during employee offboarding from a research lab.

Through hands-on activities, participants will engage with the checklists to review and understand the core tools available and foundational data management processes that should be included when offboarding an employee. The key take-away from this session will be how to incorporate the checklists within your individual lab.

Location: Modell Lecture Hall

Instructors: Julie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library
Sarah Hauserman, Research Data Analyst, Research Information Technology Solutions
Meghan Kerr, Archivist and Records Manager, Center for the History of Medicine

Contact: Julie Goldman,


Can't Make this date? We'll offer it again on Monday September 30, 10:00am-12:00pm.


Complete the Research Lifecycle with Data Management Onboarding: Procedures for Research Consistency

Date  Time Location  Registration
 Monday, September 9, 2019  10:00am - 12:00pm  Countway Library, Minot Room  Register
 Monday September 23, 209  2:00pm - 4:00pm  Modell 100A Fred S. Rosen Lecture Hall  Register