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Research Data Management and Sharing

This course will provide learners with an introduction to research data management and sharing. After completing this course, learners will understand the diversity of data and their management needs across the research data lifecycle, be able to identify the components of good data management plans, and be familiar with best practices for working with data including the organization, documentation, and storage and security of data. Learners will also understand the impetus and importance of archiving and sharing data as well as how to assess the trustworthiness of repositories.


Organise and Document

Chapter on how to properly organise and document data and metadata, discussing good practices in designing an appropriate data file structure, file naming and organising data within suitable folder structures; how organising data facilitates orientation in the data file, contributes to the understanding of the information contained and helps to prevent errors and misinterpretations. Also what counts as appropriate documentation of data, development of rich metadata to make data FAIR and standards to promote data sharing.

Focus on:

  • elements which are important in setting up an appropriate structure for organising data for intended research work and data sharing
  • overview of best practices in file naming and organising data files in a well-structured and unambiguous folder structure
  • how comprehensive data documentation and metadata increases the chance data are correctly understood and discovered
  • common metadata standards and their value
  • relevant DMP questions on this topic.
Tracking the dissemination of a specific work In medieval studies, the dissemination of a work can giveimportant information on life and movements of the author; plus, it can influence local historyand everyday activities: i.e. some medical practices were performed just in places where thework carrying information about them was spread. Moreover, it can be useful also to understandif the work was disseminated alone or together with other works, and why: for instance, inmedieval universities the essential works for the study of a discipline were often gathered inthe same manuscript. Therefore, scholars may have interest in the itinerary made by a givenwork, and may want to track it.
Research standards for scholars In medieval studies, it is often needed to define in an unambiguous way information like person names (i.e.: authors), titles of works and documents identifiers (i.e.: shelfmarks). In fact, information can frequently be ambiguous: there are several cases of homonimy; an author can have more than one appellation known; the title of a work can have different forms, and also shelfmarks may have different structures. The quantity of material involved in the research and the time employed to perform it may vary depending on the subject of the research itself.
Project-centered EAD customization TEI ODD can be used to document data models external to the TEI environment. Several projects working with archival standards (in particular EAD) use it as well. PARTHENOS created and maintain an instance of the EAD specification in ODD, that can be used to create project oriented customizations.
Aggregate different datasets using RUBRICA

A researcher wants to do a search and aggregation of reference resources using RUBRICA tool.

Aggregate together different datasets to obtain a single reference resource

A researcher has to confront two or more reference resources dataset, in order to find useful material and to satisfy his research question circumscribing and isolating a certain topic of interest. Therefore, he uses PARTHENOS specialized services (Resource Discovery Service, RUBRICA), as a support for his research needs.

Prosopography research Prosopography is the investigation of the commonbackground characteristics of a group of actors in history, making a collective study of theirlives. Prosopography is mostly used by historians to address two main research questions: 1.roots of political action: e.g. the interests beneath the rhetoric of politics or the socialand economic affiliations of political groupings; 2. social structure and social mobility: e.g.the role in society, the degree of social mobility and the correlation of intellectual orreligious movements with other factors.
Creating interoperable TEI text resources with the DTA 'Base Format' (DTABf) Currently, initiatives for the digitization of textual resources and their provision to the interested community are manifold and various. Hence, scholars who want to base their research on digitized texts, especially if working with popular works, may find a considerable amount of resources already digitized and ready to use. However, with these resources originating from various data providers (individual scholars, singular research projects, large infrastructures, ...) scholars usually face a great variety of digitization guidelines and formats. Gathering resources from different sources will hence almost always require their harmonization on different levels of processing. The CLARIN-D center at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities provides an infrastructure for this task based on the DTA 'Base Format' (DTABf). The DTABf is a TEI-P5 format for homogeneous text annotation including set of extensive guidelines for text transcription. This scenario describes the steps to take in order to create a homogeneous, DTABf-based text corpus.
Creating Metadata Scenario consisting of a step-by-step guide to makemetadata in a specific application profile from data structured in different manners