Course Description


If you are new to planning or collaborating on an academic research project, a project management approach can help make things go smoothly. 

This session will introduce principles, methods, tools and techniques to help with project planning in an academic context. A key aspect of planning a research project is data management, and this session will also cover the basics of data management planning.

Instructors: Heather Ganshorn, Kyla Flanagan

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Describe what a project is, and list the triple constraint in project management
  • Create a work structure breakdown for a simple project
  • Identify tools (Gantt charts, etc.) that can be used to aid with project planning and management
  • Describe the importance of data management, data management planning, and metadata
  • Define and describe data, data management, metadata, the Data Life Cycle
  • Create an outline of a Data Management Plan


This session will be held in-person.


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