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DIY Research Data Management Training Kit for Librarians

Training kit for librarians who wish to gain confidence and understanding of research data management, based on open educational materials, covering five topics:

  • Data management planning
  • Organising & documenting data
  • Data storage & security
  • Ethics & copyright
  • Data sharing

The kit uses the Research Data Mantra online course and selected exercises from the UK Data Archive. It further contains a training schedule, podcasts for short talks, presentation slides, evaluation forms, data curation profiles and reflective writing questions based on the experience of academic librarians who have taken the course.

Data Curation Profiles provide a complete framework for interviewing a researcher in any discipline about their research data and their data management practices.

Store

Chapter on storage, backup, recovery and security strategies for research data, to protect them against accidental loss and against unauthorised manipulation. Particularly when collecting (sensitive) personal data it is necessary to ensure that these data can only be accessed by those authorized to do so. 

Focus on:

  • different storage solutions and their advantages and disadvantages
  • storage strategy for research data
  • backup and disaster recovery strategy to ensure that avoid data loss, e.g. through human error or hardware failure
  • protect data against unauthorised access with strong passwords and encryption
  • relevant DMP questions on these topics