Research Data Guide

Managing research data

To do list

  1. Create a DMP
  2. Document your data
  3. Licence your data
  4. Get a permanent identifier to your data
  5. Cite your data
  6. Open your data or metadata
  7. Evaluate your data from the point of view of long term preservation
  8. Ask for support if needed

Make your data FAIR - Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable

To be Findable:

F1. (meta)data are assigned a globally unique and eternally persistent identifier.
F2. data are described with rich metadata.
F3. (meta)data are registered or indexed in a searchable resource.
F4. metadata specify the data identifier.

To be Accessible:

A1  (meta)data are retrievable by their identifier using a standardized communications protocol.
A1.1 the protocol is open, free, and universally implementable.
A1.2 the protocol allows for an authentication and authorization procedure, where necessary.
A2 metadata are accessible, even when the data are no longer available.

To be Interoperable:

I1. (meta)data use a formal, accessible, shared, and broadly applicable language for knowledge representation.
I2. (meta)data use vocabularies that follow FAIR principles.
I3. (meta)data include qualified references to other (meta)data.

To be Re-usable:

R1. meta(data) have a plurality of accurate and relevant attributes.
R1.1. (meta)data are released with a clear and accessible data usage license.
R1.2. (meta)data are associated with their provenance.
R1.3. (meta)data meet domain-relevant community standards.

Force11. The Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship

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Benefits of managing research data

The benefits of managing your data include:

  • Meeting funding body grant requirements.
  • Ensuring research integrity and reproducibility.
  • Increasing your research impact.
  • Ensuring research data and records are accurate, complete, authentic and reliable.
  • Saving time and resources in the long run.
  • Enhancing data security and minimizing the risk of data loss.
  • Preventing duplication of effort by enabling others to use your data.
  • Complying with practices conducted in industry and commerce.

Facilitating the analysis of change, by providing data with which data at other points in time can be compared. ‚Äč(Research Data Management Training Mantra

Read more Data, Scientific; Astell, Mathias (2017): Benefits of Open Research Data Infographic. figshare. Figure.