Data Management and Curation

The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory

By mingluwang

November 6, 2015

The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory is a repository of teaching cases and material on research data management. DIL case studies are available for re-use under a CC-BY license and information on how to cite a case study is provided. Recent Case Studies include: Engineering / Faculty / Sapp Nelson / Purdue University / 2015 [Megan R. Sapp Nelson]{.auth} Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Undergraduates/ Carlson & SappNelson/ Purdue University/ 2012 photobanda.

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DMP Assistant: bilingual tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs)

By mingluwang

October 26, 2015

DMP Assistant is a bilingual tool for preparing data management plans (DMPs). The tool follows best practices in data stewardship and walks researchers step-by-step through key questions about data management. DMP Assistant was adapted from the (UK) Digital Curation Centre’s DMPOnline tool and is hosted at the University of Alberta. The French user interface was produced with support from the Université de Montréal Library. It is freely available to all researchers in Canada and provides specialized guidance to help researchers utilize the tool to develop their plan.

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DataQ: A collaborative platform for answering research data questions in academic libraries

By mingluwang

October 26, 2015

DataQ is a collaborative platform for the community to use to ask and answer questions related to research data support in academic libraries. Library staff from any institution may submit questions on research data topics to the DataQ website, where questions are reviewed by an Editorial Team of experts with additional support from an active pool of Project Volunteers. Answers to these questions, from both the community and the Editorial Team, are posted to the DataQ website and include links to resources and tools, best practices, and practical approaches to working with researchers to address specific research data issues.

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LIBER: Research Data Management Case Studies

By mingluwang

October 26, 2015

In June 2014, the Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee of Association of European Rsearch Libraries (LIBER) published 11 case studies on Research Data Management. The case studies are hosted by or with strong involvement of libraries in research data management. These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and ways-forward outlined.

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University of British Columbia Library: Research Data Management (RDM) Website

By mingluwang

December 19, 2014

University of British Columbia Library release their Research Data Management (RDM) website at http://researchdata.library.ubc.ca/. The website is designed to be service-oriented. Four sections, Learn; Plan; Share and Find guide users to the RDM advice and systems solutions that meet their current needs. The Learn section includes a DataGuide (CC BY 3.0) - a quick standalone guide developed to get people started on Research Data Management, which could be re-used and adapted.

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e-Science Portal for New England Librarians: Research Data Management Links

By mingluwang

May 13, 2014

e-Science Portal for New England Librarians has been gathering comprehensive resources links to keep librarians updated about e-Science issues and library’s new roles and functions. There is a “Data Management” section of the portal gathering publications, guides, tools, and other resources falling under the following general data management topics: Data Management Planning Research Data Cycles Data Curation Metadata Data Repositories  

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New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum

By mingluwang

May 13, 2014

The New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum (NECDMC) is an instructional tool for teaching data management best practices to undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers in the health sciences, sciences, and engineering disciplines. Each of the curriculum’s seven online instructional modules aligns with the National Science Foundation’s data management plan recommendations and addresses universal data management challenges. Included in the curriculum is a collection of actual research cases that provides a discipline specific context to the content of the instructional modules.

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Data Information Literacy (DIL) Project Website

By mingluwang

May 13, 2014

The Purdue University Libraries, partnered with the libraries of the University of Minnesota, the University of Oregon and Cornell University, led this project to help raise awareness of research data management and curation issues among rresearchers, through developing and implementing data information literacy (DIL) instruction programs for graduate students. The website of the project has gathered updated information and development of the researcher interview instruments, the data management training curriculum, as well as research publications result from the project.

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ICPSR’s Data Management and Curation Guide

By mingluwang

May 12, 2014

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) website has a new section devoted to Data Management and Curation, which provides a general guide on research data quality, preservation, access, confidentiality, and citation, and also explains how ICPSR, as a social science research data archive, is working hard to address all these issues. There is also a Tools & Services section compiling recommended applications that could help researchers deal with data confidentiality, restricted-use data, data processing, and dissemination.

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Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy | Featuring IASSISTers!

By Amy West

December 19, 2013

Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy An OCLC Research Report by: Ricky Erway, OCLC Research Key highlights: The benefits of funder-required data management planning should apply to all research data  Research and Compliance Offices, IT, Academic units, the Library, and Researchers should be involved in setting policy An entrepreneurial person may need to get things going—why not the library director? Starting the Conversation: University-wide Research Data Management Policy is a call for action that summarizes the benefits of systemic data management planning and identifies the stakeholders and their concerns.

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