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Data Management and Curation

This page highlights resources for IASSIST members on the topics of good practice, standards, and activity in Data Management and Curation. Explore all the resources or limit the view to a particular topic by clicking on a tag name.

DataCite: DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data

The DataCite Metadata Schema for the Publication and Citation of Research Data is a list of core metadata properties chosen for the accurate and consistent identification of data for citation and retrieval purposes, along with recommended use instructions. This schema was developed by DataCite International Data Citation Metadata Working Group, released March 2011.

ICPSR: Digital Preservation Management

The ICPSR Digital Preservation Management site provides a listing of ICPSR-based workshops and tutorials on Digital Preservation Management. Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Solutions, is an online tutorial developed for the Digital Preservation Management workshop, developed and maintained by Cornell University Library, 2003-2006; extended and maintained by ICPSR, 2007-on. This tutorial is available in English, French, and Italian.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS): Data Curation Education Program

The UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science's Data Curation Education Program, a specialization within the Master of Library Science program, offers a focus on data collection and management, knowledge representation, digital preservation and archiving, data standards, and policy. GSLIS has also hosted several summer institutes on data curation, designed for working professionals to enhance their skills in this area.

OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding

The OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access to Research Data from Public Funding (PDF) represents guidelines based on commonly agreed principles to facilitate cost-effective access to digital research data from public funding. It is intended to improve the international sharing of, and access to, research data.

JISC: Research Data Management Discussion List

The JISC Research Data Management Discussion List provides an international, multi-disciplinary forum for discussing research data management issues.

Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)

The Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) maintains projects and research for facilitating data curation. Includes an extensive list of data repositories that is searchable and browsable.

Data Curation Profiles Toolkit

The Data Curation Profiles Toolkit enables librarians, archivists, and others to deepen their understanding of researchers' practices and needs regarding research data.

University of Minnesota Libraries: Managing Your Data

The University of Minnesota Libraries: Managing Your Data site examines the research data lifecycle and offers tools and solutions for creation, storage, analysis, dissemination, and preservation of data. Includes an extensive list of funding agency guidelines and links to example data management plans.

Supporting Data Management Infrastructure for the Humanities (Sudamih): Project Outputs

The Sudamih Project Outputs contains presentations and training materials on data management.  Includes a bibliography on data management (PDF) covering topics such as policy issues, data sharing, digital curation and preservation, repositories, metadata, and personal information management.

Data Asset Framework

The Data Asset Framework provides organisations with a survey methodology to identify, locate, describe and assess how they are managing their research data assets.  Designed for UK Higher Education Institutions.

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    Publications Special issue: A pioneer data librarian
    Welcome to the special volume of the IASSIST Quarterly (IQ (37):1-4, 2013). This special issue started as exchange of ideas between Libbie Stephenson and Margaret Adams to collect

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    Resources

    A space for IASSIST members to share professional resources useful to them in their daily work. Also the IASSIST Jobs Repository for an archive of data-related position descriptions. more...

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