R1.A2 The Informed Researcher: Information and Data Skills

Course description 

Impacting fellow researchers and society with your research is a fundamental step for researchers. To be able to take this step, you need to understand the information cycle and become an informed  researcher. This means that you can efficiently find, evaluate, select and collect information, organize it and use the right information at the right time during your research process. During this course, intended for 1st year PhD candidates, you will investigate your research field,  learn valuable tips on how to organize your information process efficiently and make well-considered choices on how to contribute to the scientific world and to society by disseminating your own research results.  

Course components

  • What is impact and how do you achieve it? 
  • Explore and map your own field of research 
  • Make a search plan 
  • Information management 
  • Get ready to publish 


By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Acquire, collate, organize, validate, store, share and curate information/data. 
  • Find the best way to disseminate your research results.  

Course setup

This is a Blended Learning workshop: a mix of self-studying and 3 class meetings. The online learning environment is Brightspace. The course lasts 2 weeks and the time to be spent will be approximately 16 hours but this will depend on the participant’s previous experience. The course starts with a class session. You will be asked to make some preparations before the start of this session. The course will then continue with self-studying: watching videos, reading learning materials and completing assignments. You share your findings with your fellow participants on the online Discussion Forum. There are two class sessions to accompany the self-paced studying. In these sessions the teacher will reflect on the assignments, show examples, answer your questions and introduce the next part of the course. Attending these meetings is mandatory. 

About the lecturer(s)/trainer(s)  

The lecturers work at the TU Delft Library in the Education Support Team and are specialists in information literacy. 

Course Enrolment

Course registration of Graduate School Doctoral Education (GS DE) courses is via Coachview.


For questions and information please contact TU Delft Graduate School via:
015 278 7334