Course Content

Knowledge:

The range of data protection and legal issues; the data life cycle; the different types of data, including open and public data, administrative data, and research data; the differences between structured and unstructured data; the fundamentals of data structures, database system design, implementation and maintenance; the importance of the domain context for data analytics; the quality issues that can arise with data and how to avoid and/or resolve these.

Behaviours:

Logical and creative thinking skills; analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently and to take responsibility; can use own initiative; a thorough and organised approach; ability to work with a range of internal and external people; ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations; ability to maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment.

Skills:

Identify, collect and migrate data to/from a range of internal and external systems; manipulate and link different data sets as required; interpret and apply the organisation's data and information security standards, policies and procedures to data management activities; collect and compile data from different sources; perform database queries across multiple tables to extract data for analysis; perform routine statistical analyses and ad-hoc queries.

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