R1.A2 The Informed Researcher: Information and Data Skills

Course description

To master information & data skills means you are an informed, literate researcher and that you understand the information cycle. With these skills you can locate, evaluate, select, collect, organize and use the right information at the right time during your research. By organizing your information work processes efficiently from the beginning you can save a lot of time and effort later on.

This course is intended for 1st year PhD candidates. In two weeks you will investigate your research field and make well-considered choices to contribute to the scientific world 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
  • Making a search plan
  • Reference management
  • Data management
  • Get ready to publish


Learning objectives

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

  • Acquire, collate, organise, validate, share, store, and curate information/data.
  • Disseminate your research results. And that means impact: reaching and influencing as many people as possible.

Teaching method

This is a Blended Learning workshop: a mix of self-studying and online 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 previous experience. You start with self-studying; watching videos, reading learning materials, and completing assignments. You share your findings with your fellow participants on the online Discussion Forum. In between and at the end there are 3 online class meetings from 1 hour each. In these meetings 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.

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

See this link for more information.

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