RDM References

This page contains a list of interesting links on the topic of Research Data Management written for use in different institutions and disciplines.

INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL

Scott, Mark, Boardman, Richard P., Reed, Philippa A.S. and Cox, Simon J. (2012) Introducing research data. University of Southampton

FUNDER REQUIREMENTS

Digital Curation Centre – Funders’ Data PoliciesList of web links to Data Policies published by funding bodies

Digital Curation Centre – Funders’ Data Plan RequirementsSummary of data plan requirements for various funding bodies.

De-Mystifying the Data Management Requirements of Research Funders – Analysis of US funder requirements

BBSRC Data Sharing PolicyPolicy and Frequently Asked Questions

EPSRC Policy Framework on Research Data Management EPSRC’s expectations concerning the management and provision of access to EPSRC-funded research data

ESRC Research Data PolicyDescription of the ESRC’s expectation for research data management and guidance material on data managment plans and data citation.

RCUK Common Principles on Data PolicyOverarching framework for individual Research Council policies on data policy

Wellcome Trust: Policy on Data Management and SharingStatement outlining their commitment to data management and sharing

INSTITUTIONAL RDM STRATEGIES AND POLICIES

University of Edinburgh: Research Data Management Policy

University of East London Research Data Management policy

University of Exeter: OA and RDM Policy for researchers and PhD students

University of Hertfordshire Data Management Policy

Keele University (aspirational) Data Management and Sharing Policy

University of Leeds: Research Data Management Policy and development timeline

University of Northampton: Research Data Policy

University of Oxford Research Information Strategy

University of Sheffield: Research Data Management Policy

University of Southampton: Research Data Management Policy

Monash University Research Data Management Strategy and Strategic Plan 2012-2015 

RDM ROADMAPS

University of Bath: Roadmap for EPSRC: Compliance with Research Data Management Expectations. There is also a blog post on its development.

Keele University Research Data Management Roadmap (draft)

University of Surrey. Research Data Management Roadmap to 2015

RDM ACTIVITIES BEING PERFORMED BY ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

University of OxfordOverview of Data Management Projects and initiatives being performed by Oxford University

OVERARCHING RDM GUIDANCE MATERIAL

Australian National Data Service – Data Management FrameworkBroad guidance on planning research projects, collecting and managing data, and ensuring that data is well documented.

University of Cambridge: Support for Managing Research DataGuidance material on research data management published by their library services

University of Edinburgh: Research Data Management guidance

University of Exeter: Data Management Support for Researchers

University of Glasgow: Data Management Support for Researchers – Guidance material and training course on data management

Institute of Historical Research: Data Preservation for Historians – tutorials that describe good practice for managing research data and ensuring it is accessible. Although written for historians, it is generally accessible for anyone who produces databases, and other research outputs. Documentation is also available on database design and handling audiovisual content.

Keele University – Research Data Management and Sharing

University of Oxford: Research Data ManagementExcellent website that explores decisions to be made at each stage of the research lifecycle

University of Sheffield: Department of Psychology. RDM Support SiteGuidance material describing practical steps for managing research data in the short term and producing Data Management Plans for ESRC funding. The material has been written for researchers producing psychology research data, but is broadly applicable to anyone working in the social sciences. Other material is available on the DMTpsych website.

University of Southampton: Research Data Management – RDM support material

University of Wisconsin-Madison. Research Data Management Across the DisciplinesExcellent 5 day course on research data management

TimeScapes – guidance on managing qualitative longitudinal data

MANTRA – Research Data Management TrainingFree online course created and maintained by the University of Edinburgh on the topic of RDM.

UK Data Archive: Creating and Managing your DataDocumentation that examines the research data lifecycle and provides practical guidance for creating/capturing, structure, storing and managing, and publishing research data. There is also a print-out-and-keep handbook.

PROJECT CATALOGUING

Darlington, M., 2012. Project Data Record Manifest Template for Research Projects. Documentation. Bath, UK: University of Bath

CREATING RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT PLANS

Brunt, K. 2011. How to Write a Data Management Plan for a National Science Foundation (NSF) ProposalTitle says it all

Donnelly, M. & Jones, S. (2011).  Checklist for a Data Management Plan A description of the 118 headings and questions that make up the DCC’s Checklist for a Data Management Plan (v3.0).

ICPSR, Institute of Social Research (2011). Framework for Creating a Data Management Plan

Jones, S. (2011). Develop a Data Management and Sharing PlanBroad guidance on creating a Data Management and Sharing Plan for various funders

Wellcome Trust: Developing a Data Management and Sharing PlanGuidelines for planning and producing a DM&S Plan

Darlington, M. and Ball, A., 2012. A Research Data Management Plan for Engineering  Research. Documentation. Bath, UK: University of Bath. Also see Template Report

SPECIFIC ISSUES

DATA CREATION

Making and Using Clinical and Healthcare Recordings for Learning and Teaching

DATA LABELLING

Darlington, M. and Ball, A., 2012. Naming Documents for Better Organization. Documentation. Bath, UK: University of Bath

COSTING

UKDA. (2011). Costing Research Data Management in the Social Sciencesguide to calculating costs associated with data management

NEGOTIATING AND HANDLING RIGHTS ISSUES

Ball, Alex. (2011). How to Licence Research DataPaper that examines the reasons that researchers should consider data sharing policy and licence models available

JISC Legal (n.d) Copyright and Intellectual Property LawBroad overview of issues surround copyright and IPR

Rusbridge, Chris & Charlesworth, Andrew. (2010). FOI and Research Data: Researchers’ Questions and AnswersA QA published by JISC that examines commons questions with regards to Freedom of Information and Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) and their implications for research data

ANONYMISATION OF DATA

Information Commissioner Guidance on an anonymisation code of practice (draft)

DATA CITATION

Australian National Data Service (n.d). Data Citation AwarenessDiscussion paper on topic of data citation

ESRC (n.d.) Data Citation: What You Need to KnowIntroduction to data citation requirements for grant holders

ICPSR (n.d.) Data CitationsGuidance material published by the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research that describes one approach to data citation

Rans, Day, Duke and Ball (2013). Enabling the citation of datasets generated through public health research. Wellcome Trust report.

DATA ANALYSIS

Software CarpentryProvides video tutorials on database design, using scripting languages to analyse data, and other topics

DIGITAL PRESERVATION

Biosharing.org

DISSEMINATION

Making and Using Clinical and Healthcare Recordings for Learning and Teaching

DCC guide on how to write a lay summary by the Patients Participate! project

The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Data Wrangling Handbook provides advice on saving data in open formats and making it available in an usable form.

OTHER REPORTS AND ARTICLES ON DATA AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Ball, A. (2012). Review of Data Management Lifecycle Models. Bath, UK: University of Bath.

Ball, A. (2012). Tools for research data management. Research Report. Bath, UK: University of Bath

British Library (2012). Researchers of Tomorrow: the research behaviour of Generation Y doctoral students. British Library. London. June 2012 – Research study that found the majority of ‘Generation Y’ doctoral students share their research data and outputs only with their work colleagues. Materials that are associated with work in progress, such as laboratory or field notes, bookmarks to online resources and original data, are less likely than polished outputs to be shared at all by doctoral students. The data also indicated that older students were slightly less likely to share any kinds of research outputs

Darlington, M. and Ball, A. (2012) Infrastructure Supporting a Research Data Management Plan for the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath. Project Report – Interesting report on data management infrastructure

Hammond, M. (2012). Preparing for Data-Intensive Infrastructure. JISC Observatory TechWatch Report –Report examining the role of digital data within the institution and the need to take a strategic approach to its management. Recommended reading for upper management who need to be convinced of the importance of data management

Interim Regulatory Partnership Group (2012). Redesigning the higher education data and information landscapeReport that emphasises the value of taking a coordinated approach to information management and encourages HE institutions to take the lead on establishing best practices and standards within their field

IT Center for Science (2011). Research Data: Guide for Policy MakersOutline of national approach being taken by Finish Ministry of Education to ensure publicly-funded research is managed.

META Technology Council (2012). Strategic Research Agenda for Multilingual Europe 2012. Version 0.9 ( July 11, 2012)

Whyte, A & Tedds, J. (2011) Making the Case for Research Data ManagementBriefing paper intended to help managers in research institutions build support for developing new services for research data management. It also gives a brief snapshot of the JISC-led programmes on Managing Research Data and Shared Services and the Cloud.

Miller, K. (2012). Five Steps to Research Data Readiness Introductory guide that explores the tools and services available through the DCC and elsewhere to assist IT managers to begin identifying the RDM support they need

University of Bath (2012). Community Capability Model for Data-Intensive ResearchFramework for assessing readiness for applying data-intensive research methods within distinct subject domains and communities of practice

Auckland, M. (2012). Re-­skilling for Research: An investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers

RDM TAUGHT AND CPD MATERIAL

RDMRose – A JISC funded project to produce taught and continuing professional development (CPD) learning materials in Research Data Management (RDM) tailored for Information professionals.

RDM EVENTS

University of the West of England – Approaches to Data Management (23rd May 2012)

FUNDED/UNFUNDED RDM PROJECT SITES

DataPool Project

Iridium – Newcastle University

Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences – Archive and Data Management Training and Information Center

Research Data Management for Mechanical Engineering Departments (REDm-MED)

University of Essex – Research Data @ Essex

University of Leicester Research Data Management blog

University of York – Tools for RDM Development

Managing Research Data: a pilot study in Health and Life Sciences: Project website and Blog

Royal College of Physicians – Information Laboratory (iLab): Project that aims to apply methods of improving data quality within the NHS

JOURNALS THAT ENCOURAGE OPEN DATA

F1000 Research – Open Data, open peer review Journal

OPEN DATA INSTITUTIONS/ORGANISATIONS

DataKind

SELECTION CRITERIA FOR RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Research Data Management at the Centre for Digital Music – Selection criteria used to select a repository system for managing music data

DIGITAL REPOSITORIES

Dryad Digital Repository – A repository of data archives that support peer-reviewed articles in the basic and applied biosciences. Uses Dublin Core as its description form

eCrystals – ePrints-based repository containing an archive for Crystal Structures generated by the Southampton Chemical Crystallography Group and the EPSRC UK National Crystallography Service

Edinburgh DataShare – Data archive for Edinburgh University

ESRC Research Catalogue – Catalogue for ESRC funded research

Protein Information Management System (PIMS) – Interesting RDM system for hosting scanned lab books and other material. Also describes the requirements list for the site as well.

UK Data Archive

DIGITAL REPOSITORY SERVICES

Directory of Open Access Repositories (OpenDOAR)

Ranking Web of World Repositories

RCUK Gateway to Research

Registry of Open Access Repositores

re3data.org – Registry of Research Data Repositories

Databib – a registry of Research Data Repositories

Data Catalogs – Catalogue of data catalogue services that may be updated by anyone

Research Data Australia – Discovery Service for Australian research data

DIGITAL REPOSITORY PROJECT

Open Access Repository Junction – A JISC project that is producing a deposit broker tool to enable multiple repository-deposit

 

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