November 28, 2014

Top Ten Tips for Research Data Management

Door: Petra Ploeg | Categorie: data management plan, research data posted a Top 10 tips for research data management on it’s Naturejobs blog last Tuesday.

The first obvious but very often not practised tip:

“Imagine the worst case scenario. What if someone stole your laptop, your department went up in flames, or your data were infected with a virus or some other disaster were to take place? Would your data be retrievable?  These are all questions you should ask yourself to make sure that you don’t get caught out and find yourself being made an example of a data-loss horror story.”

The nine other tips are:

2. Check your university [and funder] RDM policy

3. Identify the people and information sources that can help you

4. Are there any useful checklists and workflows?

5. Data Management Plans (DMP)

6. Think about what to archive and how to describe and cite it.

7. Check out suitable data archives.

8. Does your dataset require specialist software to run it?

9. Check if there are costs involved at each stage of RDM

10. Can you make your data freely available?

LIS department Research Support can help you with all these questions. You can find more information at the university’s intranet (login required): Research support university library – research data management.





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