Scientific Information Management

The main target group for this course is newly engaged PhD students, but all PhD students are welcome to apply. 

The overall objective of the course is to give students instruction and training in scientific information management. Upon completion of the course the participants will have gained knowledge about scientific information management both in general and within the specific research area in which they are working.

Course instruction

The course comprises a series of lectures, workshops and individual project. In the project the participants will analyse the information structure and communication tradition within their own research area, based on the scientific literature. The project is presented in a written report and at an oral presentation for the other course participants. The time set aside for the project is one week.

For a Pass on the course, the participant must have attended at least 80 % of the scheduled activities, have given a problem-oriented oral presentation and evaluation of a database, based on given criteria and her/his information needs and passed the project work, including a written and an oral presentation of the project.

The course is taught in English.


To be admitted to the course applicants have to be part of a PhD programme at LTH.


The course corresponds to 2 weeks of full-time work and to 3 credits in third-cycle (PhD) studies (with Pass and Fail as available grades), if this is in line with the individual study plan.

Syllabus (PDF, 415 kb) (In English)

Kursplan (PDF, 405 kb) (In Swedish)

Course instructor

Emma-Lisa Hansson,, Librarian, LTH


Application Closes 2020-09-07

Schedule Autumn 2020

Oct 1       13:00-15:00
Oct 6       09:00-12:00
Oct 8       13:00-16:00

Oct 13     09:00-12:00
Oct 22     13:00-16:00
Oct 27     09:00-12:00

Nov 3      09:00-12:00
Nov 4      13:00-16:00
Nov 10    09:00-12:00

Final seminar:
Dec 8      09:00-12:00
Dec 9      09:00-12:00
Dec 10    13:00-16:00         

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