Posted: June 16th, 2015 | Author: Sven | Filed under: Data Sharing, Research Data | Tags: data management, poll, RDA, tools | Comments Off on Action Poll- tools for working with research data
You are a researcher and you are working with data? Great!
This short, anonymous poll- targeted at researchers- aims to characterise the range of research data management tools that are used across domains and regions. It is being conducted by Research Data Alliance (RDA) Long Tail of Research Data Interest Group.
The results will be reported at the next RDA meeting in Paris in September 2015 and also made available through the Long Tail Interest Group webpage.
The poll will be open from June 15 to July 31, 2015 and is available on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TVQ7RY6.
It is only one-page long and will take less that 5 minutes to complete.
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Posted: October 12th, 2012 | Author: Sven | Filed under: Report | Tags: data management, Report, Research Data | Comments Off on GESIS publishes “Guidelines for the Management of Research Data – Social Sciences Survey Data”
GESIS – the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences has just released the technical report “Guidelines for the management of research data – social sciences survey data.”
The report is available in German only, but the eighty pages thick document covers a lot of important topics:
Starting with some general recommendations for the exploration of the data available at an institution and issues of privacy protection and responsibility for research data, the report also provides a useful checklist for the management of research data in the first chapter.
Other chapters deal with organisational and technical aspects of data preparation and documentation (chapter 2) or organisational and technical issues of safeguarding data and documents (chapter 3).
Chapter 4 discusses metadata standards, focussing on DDI (Data Documentation Initiative) and persistent identificators (DOI -> da|ra, DataCite). Chapter 5 covers perpetual access to research data and some legal questions. The report concludes with an overview of the services GESIS provides for the management of research data, e.g. digital long-term preservation.