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Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center (DAAC): Data Provider Information

Oak Ridge National Laboratory DAAC: Data Provider Information outlines practices that data collectors and providers should follow to improve the usability of environmental data sets. Contains manual on Best Practices for Preparing Environmental Data Sets to Share and Archive (PDF).

Digital Curation Centre (DCC)

The Digital Curation Centre is a hub of expertise in curating digital research data. It sponsors events, projects, and fora for communication, and maintains an extensive set of online resources, including its Curation Reference Manual. Includes page on data management plans which outlines UK research funder data planning and sharing policies.

ICPSR: Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving

The ICPSR Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving (PDF) guides researchers through best practices in preparing their research data for sharing. Chapters cover activities to be undertaken at various stages throughout the research lifecycle.

  • IASSIST Quarterly

    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


  • 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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