Research funders in the UK, USA and across Europe are implementing data management and sharing policies to maximize openness of data, transparency and accountability of the research they support. Written by experts from the UK Data Archive with over 20 years experience, this book gives post-graduate students, researchers and research support staff the data management skills required in today's changing research environment.
The book features guidance on:
how to plan your research using a data management checklist
how to format and organize data
how to store and transfer data
research ethics and privacy in data sharing and intellectual property rights
data strategies for collaborative research
how to publish and cite data
how to make use of other people's research data, illustrated with six real-life case studies of data use.
Louise Corti is an Associate Director of the UK Data Archive and Head of the Producer Relations and Collections Development teams. She also leads qualitative data activities at the Archive and directed UK Qualidata from 1998. She has 25 years of expertise in archiving, sharing and using social science data, and has particular expertise in the challenges of managing and sharing research data, standards for archiving qualitative data, and teaching with data. She has held numerous research awards in these areas focusing on best practice, training and tools. http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/about/staff?sid=corti Veerle Van den Eynden manages the Research Data Management team at the UK Data Archive. This team provides expertise, guidance and training on data management and data sharing to researchers, to promote good data practices and optimise data sharing. She leads research and development projects on various research data management aspects. Veerle has many years of experience researching interactions between people, plants and the environment, using a combination of social and natural science methods, and has experienced first-hand the benefits that data sharing brings to research. http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/about/staff?sid=veerle Libby Bishop is a Manager in the Research Data Management team at the UK Data Archive where she provides guidance, support and training on data management, data management planning and data sharing to researchers and data producers. She has particular expertise in ethics and data sharing, including informed consent for archiving data and the ethics of re-using data. She also develops and delivers training for the User Support and Training section of the UK Data Service, with a focus on secondary analysis of qualitative data. http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/about/staff?sid=ebishop Matthew Woollard is Director of the UK Data Archive. He has practical and theoretical experience in all aspects of data service infrastructure, providing leadership in data curation, archiving and preservation activities. From 2002-2006 he was the Head of the History Data Service and from 2006-2010 an Associate Director and Head of Digital Preservation and Systems at the UK Data Archive. He currently provides leadership and strategic direction of the both the UK Data Archive and the ESRC-funded UK Data Service. http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/about/staff?sid=matthew
The importance of managing and sharing research data The research data lifecycle Research Data Management Planning Documenting and Providing Context for Data Formatting and organizing data Storing and Transferring Data Legal and ethical issues in sharing data Rights Relating to Research Data Collaborative Research: Data Management Strategies for Research Teams and Research Managers Making Use of Other People's Research Data: Opportunities and Limitations Publishing and Citing Research Data Conclusion