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Pressure to manage and share data OECD declaration data are a public good and should be openly available RCUK code of good research conduct data should be preserved and accessible for 10 years + E Funders’ data policies E Advocacy
Data Management and Sharing Plans
Typically want a short statement covering:
What data will be created (format, types) and how?
How will the data be documented and described?
How will you manage ethics and Intellectual Property?
Researchers’ reactions… “ I feel like I’m winging it at present… you don’t quite know what’s really required: it’s not just making data available - to be public it has to be in the right format and annotated.” “ It’s hard to overcome your personal investment… it’s like giving away your baby” “ People bring in sticks with four gigabytes of data on that simply no longer work – and nothing can be done to retrieve it.”
Support for data management data centres and national archives / libraries representative bodies / co-ordination university repositories, advisory bodies, community initiatives… funded projects and incentives? £ promotion ? ? ? ?