Research Skills: Information Literacy and Management
Information Literacy and Management skills required of excellent PhD or doctoral students
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12 November 2010
An excellent researcher at doctoral or PhD level:
- Designs and executes systems for the acquisition and collation of information using information technology (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, simulation systems, databases) appropriately.
- Develops awareness of information/data security and longevity issues.
- Knows where to obtain expert advice – i.e. information/data managers, archivists and librarians.
Looking ahead, a doctoral student can aim to become an excellent early-career researcher who:
- Develops a sustained awareness of the creation, organisation, validation, sharing, storing and curation of information/data and associated risks.
- Understands legal, ethical and security requirements involved in information/data management, especially over time.
- Has knowledge of purpose of metadata.
Note: These skills are identified in the UK Researcher Development Framework – where they appear as A1.5 Information literacy and management