Online Short-Seminar: What's in a README?


Wednesday, August 19, 2020, 1:00pm to 1:30pm


Online - Zoom

To ensure that you understand your own data and to enable others to find, use and properly cite your data, it helps to create README files with ‘documentation’ or ‘metadata’ about the datasets you create.

This session will explore the critical role documentation plays in data management and how you can ensure good documentation throughout your research.

Learning Objectives

  • Define common types of documentation
  • Understand why documenting your research is important
  • Learn best practices for creating README files
  • Receive resources and contacts for future help

Instructor: Julie Goldman, Research Data Services, Countway Library,

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