Data Management in Action

Event Details

Course Title:  Data Management in Action
Dates:  28 March 2017
            28 November 2017     
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
$90.00 for internal applicants ** Fee applies to staff from MCRI, RCH and DOPs only
$350.00 for external applicants
$200.00 for external full-time students 

Course Details

The 'Data Management in Action' hands-on session takes place in a computer lab.  Participants will be taken through the processes of data cleaning and file management.

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 'Data Management in Action' hands-on session.
Participants to supply:  Not applicable.
Refreshments:  Morning tea will be provided.


Internal participants
Please organise with your admin/finance person to arrange transfer of funds from your cost centre to CEBU 50259.  Send a copy of the internal transfer request along with the registration form.
Payment by cheque: Please make cheque payable to the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and forward with registration form.
Payment by credit card: Please complete details on the  registration form.
Cancellation of registration
No refund will be paid for cancellations or swapping courses 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