Tuesday, November 18, 2014

RMQA-RDM Training Team Concludes 4th RDM 101

Twenty-two participants completed the three-day training course: external participants include one staff from WorldFish; one from Ifugao State University; another from Department of Agriculture; one from Central Mindanao University; one from Kalinga Apayao State College; three from IRRI country offices in Africa; internal IRRI staff include five from Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Biotechnology (PBGB), four from Crop and Environmental Sciences Division (CESD); two from C4 Rice Center; two from Grain Quality and Nutrition Center (GQNC); and one from Social Sciences Division (SSD).
The course covered all areas of data management: data management planning; data documentation; data collection and pre-analysis of statistical software (using MS Access for data transformation as pre-analysis in statistical software); data validation and quality control; using bar codes in experiments; using  mobile devices in collecting data; data storage backup, and security; and data archival and sharing. Moreover, the training team also discussed and demonstrated file management tools/software that include: Beyond Compare, Cobian, WinDirStat, Mendeley, Beyond Compare, and the IRRI Dataverse, an online repository for data archiving and sharing.

The training team, managed by IRRI-RMQA Senior Manager Menchu Bernardo, is composed of Enrico Mercado and Deacart Arreza. Mr. Rogelio Alvarez of Information Technology Services (ITS) provided a lecture on Data backup, security and storage.