Research data management in health research highlighted in GS lecture

Students and academic staff under the Ph.D. in Health Research program of the UST Graduate School conducted an online special lecture on Research Data Management. The lecture was delivered by Mr. Alvin Atlas, Ph.D., a senior research officer at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Australian Safety and Efficacy Register of New Interventional Procedures – Surgical under the Health Economics and Statistics team.

Atlas, who was a former biostatistician of the University of South Australia – School of Health Sciences and the International Centre for Allied Health Evidence, emphasized that research data management encompasses the organization, storage, preservation, and sharing of data collected and used in a research project. Good management helps prevent errors and increases the quality of analyses. He also shared professional and personal experiences on how to deal with data management. He also underscored the development of a living data management plan to support successful research projects.

This special lecture was supported by DOST-PCHRD. It was attended by the current students of the Ph.D. in Health Research program, as well as the team of Prof. Consuelo G. Suarez, M.D., Ph.D., program consultant.

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