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5 Steps to Research Data Readiness

5 Steps to Research Data Readiness (Feb 2012)

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Description

This introductory guide to the tools and services available through the DCC will allow IT managers to begin identifying the support they need, not only from the DCC but also from other stakeholders at their institution. By working through the 5 steps IT managers will be able to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the services they currently offer and work towards offering the Research Data Management service increasingly demanded by institutions and researchers.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/briefing-papers/five-steps-research-data-readiness

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Assigning Digital Object Identifiers to Research Data at the University of Bristol

Assigning Digital Object Identifiers to Research Data at the University of Bristol (2014)

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Description

The University of Bristol runs a dedicated research data repository as part of their Research Data Service. They are using the DataCite service at the British Library to assign digital object identifiers (DOIs) to research datasets in order to provide unique and perpetual identifiers for data, to allow easy citation and discoverability. The repository hosts data that underpins research outputs and provides a home for data with immediate and straightforward access. The Bristol Research Data Service provides guidance on how to use the identifiers to cite data and is developing appropriate policies to monitor usage.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/persistent-identifiers

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DCC Checklist for a Data Management Plan

DCC Checklist for a Data Management Plan (V4, 2014)

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Description

The DMP Checklist flyer is a handy foldout version of the Checklist which presents the main questions or themes that researchers may want to cover when writing a DMP.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/data-management-plans/checklist

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DCC Curation Lifecycle Model

DCC Curation Lifecycle Model

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Description

Our Curation Lifecycle Model provides a graphical, high-level overview of the stages required for successful curation and preservation of data from initial conceptualisation or receipt through the iterative curation cycle.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/curation-lifecycle-model

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Five Steps to Developing a Research Data Policy

Five Steps to Developing a Research Data Policy (2014)

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Description

This guide suggests a number of steps that could be useful when thinking about formalising data management practices via a policy, whether at institutional, faculty or departmental level.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/policy-and-legal/five-steps-developing-research-data-policy/five-steps-devloping-research-

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How to Appraise & Select Research Data for Curation

How to Appraise & Select Research Data for Curation (2010)

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Description

This guide will help you develop a managed approach to appraising and selecting datasets for curation. It provides working knowledge of current approaches, issues and challenges, and of the roles of research groups and institutional data services in addressing these.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/appraise-select-data

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How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications

How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications (2012)

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Description

This guide will help you create links between your academic publications and the underlying datasets, so that anyone viewing the publication will be able to locate the dataset and vice versa. It provides a working knowledge of the issues and challenges involved, and of how current approaches seek to address them.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/cite-datasets

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How to Develop a Data Management and Sharing Plan

How to Develop a Data Management and Sharing Plan (2011)

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Description

This guide outlines the process of developing a data management and sharing plan. Planning for the effective creation, management and sharing of your data enables you to get the most out of your research. The guide outlines UK funder expectations for data management and sharing plans and provides practical guidance on how to meet these.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/develop-data-plan

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How to Develop Research Data Management Services - a guide for HEIs

How to Develop Research Data Management Services - a guide for HEIs (2013)

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Description

The purpose of this guide is to help institutions understand the key aims and issues associated with planning and implementing research data management (RDM) services. It explains the components and processes of RDM services and describes the roles and responsibilities of those who will deliver and use them.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/how-develop-rdm-services

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How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services

How to Discover Requirements for Research Data Management Services (2014)

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Description

This guide is meant for people whose role involves developing services or tools to support research data management (RDM) and digital curation, whether in a Higher Education Institution or a project working across institutions.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/how-discover-requirements

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How to License Research Data

How to License Research Data (2014)

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Description

This guide will help you decide how to apply a licence to your research data, and which licence would be most suitable. It should provide you with an awareness of why licensing data is important, the impact licences have on future research, and the potential pitfalls to avoid.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/license-research-data

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How to Write a Lay Summary

How to Write a Lay Summary (2012)

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Description

This guide will help you to understand what lay summaries are, how they are used and why they are important. It describes some general guidelines for writing lay summaries and explores some issues and challenges with lay summary provision.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/write-lay-summary

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Improving Research Visibility

Improving Research Visibility - Getting Data on the Institutional Repository RADAR (2013)

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Description

This case study highlights collaboration between Arts and Humanities researchers and the RADAR institutional repository at Oxford Brookes University. The University’s Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) aims to make data a more visible research output, and improve the chances of it being accessible to researchers over the long-term through RADAR.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/developing-rdm-services/repository-radar

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Making the Case for Research Data Management

Making the Case for Research Data Management (2011)

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Description

This briefing paper aims to help managers in research institutions build support for developing new services for research data management. It also gives a brief snapshot of the JISC-led programmes on Managing Research Data and Shared Services and the Cloud.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/briefing-papers/making-case-rdm

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Storing and sharing data in an institutional repository – Hydra@Hull

Storing and Sharing Data in an Institutional Repository - Hydra@Hull (2013)

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Description

Hydra@Hull is the institutional repository running at the University of Hull. Hydra is a repository solution based on the Fedora software combined with other open source software components, developed over a number of years by the Hydra Partners.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/developing-rdm-services/storing-sharing-data-hull

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RDM strategy: moving from plans to action

RDM strategy: moving from plans to action (2013)

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Description

This case study addresses Research Data Management (RDM) policies, roadmaps and business cases, examining how these elements come together in the development and implementation of an RDM strategy.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/developing-rdm-services/rdm-strategy-moving-plans-action

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Increasing Participation in Internal RDM Training Sessions

Increasing Participation in Internal RDM Training Sessions (2013)

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Description

This case study looks at the approaches taken by two Jisc MRD Projects to ensure good attendance at their internal research data management (RDM) training sessions.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/developing-rdm-services/increasing-participation-training

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Planning for the future

Planning for the future: developing and preserving information resources in the Arts and Humanities

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Description

This case study focuses on data management planning in the Arts and Humanities. Approaches to solving common issues are examined through the experiences of a group of Open University researchers.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/developing-rdm-services/dmps-arts-and-humanities

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Five steps to decide what data to keep

Five steps to decide what data to keep

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Description

This guide aims to help UK Higher Education Institutions aid their researchers in making informed choices about what research data to keep. The content complements other DCC guides: How to Appraise & Select Research Data for Curation, and How to Develop Research Data Management Services.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/five-steps-decide-what-data-keep

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Five things you need to know about research data management and the law

Five things you need to know about research data management and the law

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Description

The checklist covers the main challenges for RDM support services, and the services and sources of legal information available to them. The Checklist summarises the following common elements of the main challenges for RDM support:

*Protection of Personal Data
*Freedom of Information (FOI) and Environmental Information (EIR)
*Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Data and Databases
*Data Sharing, Licensing and Re-use
*Legal Considerations of Cloud Service Provision

The Checklist aims to supplement more detailed guidance, including any advice available through your institution. Likely sources would include information governance or records management specialists, the research ethics committee, and research and enterprise office colleagues specialising in contracts, licensing and legal agreements.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/rdm-law

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Where to keep research data

Where to keep research data

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Description

This checklist aims to assist research support staff in UK Higher Education Institutions whose task is to help researchers make informed choices about where to deposit data. It is also relevant to managers with responsibility for defining policy on Research Data Management (RDM).

The checklist complements ‘Five steps to decide what data to keep - DCC Checklist for Appraising Research Data. [i] In common with the ‘Five steps’ checklist, the guidance is meant to provide a template. It can be adapted to complement the services the Institution provides or recommends to researchers, and policies that govern how those services operate. The checklist reflects current UK funders and institutional policies, which can be tracked on the DCC website.

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides-checklists/where-keep-research-data

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