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My Data Rules

Event Details

Course Title:  My Data Rules
Dates:  28 March 2018
            29 November 2018   
Time:  9.00am - 12.30pm
Room 1.046 A & B
Health Education & Learning Precinct (HELP)
Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne
Level 1 West Building
Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
Duration:  1 half day
$100.00 for internal applicants ** Fee applies to staff from MCRI, RCH and DOPs only
$385.00 for external applicants
$220.00 for external full-time students 

Course Details

The 'My Data Rules' hands-on session takes place in a computer lab.  Participants will work through a recipe for converting raw data into cleaned datasets that can support robust, reliable and reproducible research results.

REDCap and Stata will be used for data entry and data checking, respectively. No prior knowledge of these packages is necessary for the course, but participants should understand they will require knowledge of a stats package in order to check and clean their own research data. 

The course focuses on the mechanics of data cleaning and organising the storage of the many files produced for a research project, not the specifics of the software packages used. However, participants will need to be familiar with computer file management within Microsoft Windows, e.g. how to recognise different file types by their extensions and how to move files between directories.

At the completion of the course participants should be able to organise project data and analysis files in a systematic manner that will support well documented and reproducible results.

Prerequisite:  Familiarity with computer file management within Microsoft Windows.

Materials supplied:  Full set of course notes plus a zipped file containing the files and directory structure used for the 'My Data Rules' hands-on session.
Participants to supply:  Not applicable.
Refreshments:  Morning tea will be provided.


The process for registering for CEBU courses is changing from 2018.  Registration will now be via Trybooking whether you are paying via cost centre transfer, invoice or credit card. Please note there is an additional Trybooking fee of 30 cents per registration which will be applied when your register online.

Internal participants
Please contact Marian Chandler via email prior to accessing Trybooking if you want to organise a cost centre transfer or invoice.  Marian will provide you with a unique promotional code which will allow you to proceed to the checkout without entering payment details. The cost centre transfer process remains the same whereby you should advise your admin/finance person to arrange the transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 68092 and CC Marian into the correspondence so that payment can be confirmed.  Please DO NOT book directly through Trybooking then organise a reimbursement/cost centre transfer after the event. This creates an additional workload for both CEBU and the finance department.

Payment by credit card: Proceed directly to Trybooking and follow the prompts to register.

Register for My Data Rules here:

Cancellation of registration:  No refund of payment will be paid for cancellations or swapping of course dates unless received 7 calendar days prior to the course start date.


Marian Chandler
Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics Unit (CEBU)
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
T: 9936 6049