The course,which is conducted quarterly. covered all areas of data management including management planning, documentation, collection and pre-analysis of statistical software, storage and backup, and archival and sharing. The training team also discussed and demonstrated file management software Beyond Compare, Cobian, WINDIRSTAT, and Mendeley, and presented an overview of The IRRI Dataverse, an online repository for data archiving and sharing. Mr. Rogelio Alvarez of Information Technology Services provided a lecture on data backup, security and storage.
Fourteen participants completed the three-day training course: 8 IRRI staff members, 4 researchers from Can Tho University in Vietnam, a consultant from the IRRI-Bangladesh office, and a scientist from the University of Virgin Islands.
The training team is managed by IRRI-RMQA Senior Manager Marichu Bernardo and includes Enrico Mercado and Deacart Arreza.