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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Research data management

I attended a meeting recently on this topic. And I am interested to know: have you had any training on managing your research data? I am thinking of things like:

  • what to backup and how;


  • what to delete and when;


  • what counts as "research data";


  • who will be able to access your data once your research is complete;


  • Data Protection and Freedom of Information;


  • sharing any software or code that you have written as part of your research.
If you have, who organised it and who provided it?

If not, do you think it would be useful?

Comments are welcome - to this post or by email. I blogged about the meeting on the Library's blog.

PS - Latest Nature has interesting and timely column on data sharing in psychology - http://www.nature.com/news/psychology-must-learn-a-lesson-from-fraud-case-1.9513 (don't know if you all be able to see this in full but I can read it all on the UoL campus)

1 comment:

  1. A good place to start for information about such topics is your own institutions library / research office.
    Or try Australian National Data Service (http://ands.org.au) or the UK Digital Curation Center 9http://www.dcc.ac.uk/)and JISC (http://www.jisc.ac.uk/inform/inform32/ResearchDataManagement.html)

    Hope this helps

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