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23 (research data) Things takes off


4 March 2016

Hundreds of librarians, data managers and other data enthusiasts have embarked on a new wave of professional development through the 23 (research data) Things learning program.

Kicking off this week with 'Thing 1', the self-directed development course will run throughout 2016, open to anybody interested in research data. It is being facilitated by ANDS, with the support of numerous Australian research institutions.

A long list of community groups has now been established around Australia and New Zealand to offer extra support and networking opportunities to participants.

The #23RDthings hashtag on Twitter has also proved extremely popular, with a busy stream of tweets by those taking part.

23 Things is a recognised training concept, with several organisations already using the idea to help librarians, data managers and others to build their understanding of research data and its potential.

Participants do roughly one 'Thing' a week (with breaks and catch ups) over most of 2016, including discovering new resources and sharing ideas.

To find out more and get involved, visit the 23 (research data) Things webpage.