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A Really Good „IDEA“ – The New RDM-Podcast

July 21st, 2022 | by
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What works in RDM practice and what is better not to do? You can find out in the new podcast “IDEA”, which we present in our new blog post.

What it’s about

IDEA stands for Improving Data Engagement and Advocacy and that’s what it’s all about. It’s moderated by Briana Wham and Shannon Sheridan. Conversations with data stewards who are engaging their researchers in new and innovative ways will look at what’s working well in research data management – or not. Listeners will also learn about helpful publications worth reading.

In the first episode…

For researchers in university settings, the lack of standardized workflows for research data is a major challenge. The difficulty for data professionals who want to support researchers appropriately is connecting with researchers at the right time.

In the first episode, Sarah Hauserman, Research Data Manager at Harvard Medical School, Research Computing, and Julie Goldman, Countway Research Data Services Librarian at Harvard Library, share how they coordinated a partnership between data professionals in the library, research labs, and information technology departments to improve institutional data services. This includes creating resources and reaching out to researchers during their onboarding and offboarding processes.

Are you curious?

You can listen to the whole thing on and platforms like Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. Every month a new episode is released, which, with a length of between 20-30 minutes, can be easily integrated into everyday life. Currently, two episodes are available online.

Learn more

For questions about RDM in general, simply write a message to the ServiceDesk. The RDM team looks forward to hearing from you.



Responsible for the content of this article is Sophia Nosthoff.

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