RDM tools and tips       Sarah Jones Digital Curation Centre     www.dcc.ac.uk
Today’s TalkWill provide pointers to• Guidance resources• Training• RDM tools• Good practice• Specific support at Northamp...
An introductory guide         UK Data Archive,         Managing and Sharing Data:         best practice for researchers   ...
The UKDA guide includes:• Sample consent forms to reuse• A table of recommended file formats• Models and tools for version...
UKDA training materialsEach section contains:• introductory powerpoint(s)• presenters guide - where necessary• exercises a...
An online training course           University of Edinburgh,           Research Data MANTRA           (August 2011)       ...
MANTRA includes:• Best practice guidance• Videos of researchers• Quizzes & exercises• Software practicals
MANTRA software practicals• SPSS module• R module• ArcGIS module• NVivo moduleExample coverage   – Introduction   – Prepar...
DCC How to guidesShort, practical guides on various topics:How to develop a data management and sharing planwww.dcc.ac.uk/...
Disciplinary metadata catalogueA catalogue of disciplinary metadatastandards, explaining what they are, whos usingthem and...
DCC tools catalogueA catalogue of RDM tools for different audiences.Tools for researchers focus on datahandling, managing ...
• DataUp is an open source tool to help you  document, manage, and archive your tabular  data. It integrates with Microsof...
...a web-based tool to help researchers write DataManagement Plans according to different funderrequirementsWe’re currentl...
How DMP Online works                                 Create a plan                                   based on             ...
Tailored guidance• We can also work with you to develop guidelines and examples  for your department / research group  We ...
Data Centres & Repositories• Check out what data centres are available• Reuse existing data where possible• Link to data f...
Northampton RDM policy• Adopt the RCUK code of good practice• Write and follow a Data Management Plan• Make data accessibl...
UoN storage and backup adviceIT strongly recommend that you store and backup your files to the University network  – Perso...
Accessing data remotely• Fileway   Fileway lets you access your data from anywhere using a web   browser and Novell login....
New research data store trial• The University is rolling out TUNDRA 2  – open content management system  – to store, manag...
Advice and supportCheck out the new Research Support Hub!It’s a one-stop-shop for researchers to come for the latestresear...
Advice from SAS staff          Miggie Pickton    Research Support Librarianmiggie.pickton@northampton.ac.uk           Phil...
Thanks - any questions?For DCC guidance, tools and case studies see:         www.dcc.ac.uk/resourcesFollow us on twitter @...
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  • Includes exercise on encrypting data for secure transfer
  • The DataUp tool will check for the presence of potential issues that may inhibit your ability to archive your data file or cause problems for future users of your data. Issues detected include special characters, embedded comments, merged cells, blanks cells... Explains why they are problematic and offers alternatives.DataUp will walk you through creating standard metadata using a form that becomes part of your spreadsheet, allowing for future use and sharing. DataUp will assist you in obtaining an identifier for your dataset, which will allow you and others to cite your data directly, put it on your CV, and determine its impact in your research community.
  • There are various templates in DMP Online based on different funder requirements and institutional customisations
  • RDM tools and tips

    1. 1. RDM tools and tips Sarah Jones Digital Curation Centre www.dcc.ac.uk
    2. 2. Today’s TalkWill provide pointers to• Guidance resources• Training• RDM tools• Good practice• Specific support at Northampton
    3. 3. An introductory guide UK Data Archive, Managing and Sharing Data: best practice for researchers (May 2011) http://www.data- archive.ac.uk/media/2894/ managingsharing.pdf
    4. 4. The UKDA guide includes:• Sample consent forms to reuse• A table of recommended file formats• Models and tools for version control• Best practice on storing and transferring data securely• Guidance on costing data management• Practical case studies on each topic• A data management checklist
    5. 5. UKDA training materialsEach section contains:• introductory powerpoint(s)• presenters guide - where necessary• exercises and introduction to exercises• quizzes• answers http://data-archive.ac.uk/create-manage/training-resources
    6. 6. An online training course University of Edinburgh, Research Data MANTRA (August 2011) http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/ mantra
    7. 7. MANTRA includes:• Best practice guidance• Videos of researchers• Quizzes & exercises• Software practicals
    8. 8. MANTRA software practicals• SPSS module• R module• ArcGIS module• NVivo moduleExample coverage – Introduction – Preparing your Qualitative data for use in NVivo 9 – Managing your data when working in Nvivo 9 – Managing your data at the end of your project
    9. 9. DCC How to guidesShort, practical guides on various topics:How to develop a data management and sharing planwww.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/develop-data-planHow to select and appraise research data:www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/appraise-select-research-dataHow to licence research datawww.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/license-research-dataHow to cite datasets and link to publicationswww.dcc.ac.uk/resources/how-guides/cite-datasets
    10. 10. Disciplinary metadata catalogueA catalogue of disciplinary metadatastandards, explaining what they are, whos usingthem and how to use them http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/ metadata-standards
    11. 11. DCC tools catalogueA catalogue of RDM tools for different audiences.Tools for researchers focus on datahandling, managing workflows, citation andimpact. http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/external/tools-services
    12. 12. • DataUp is an open source tool to help you document, manage, and archive your tabular data. It integrates with Microsoft® Excel.• DataUp will – Check your spreadsheet for best practices – Help you to create metadata – Get credit for your work via identifiers – Ease data sharing and archiving http://dataup.cdlib.org
    13. 13. ...a web-based tool to help researchers write DataManagement Plans according to different funderrequirementsWe’re currently enhancing it with practicalexamples, boilerplate text and tailored support https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk
    14. 14. How DMP Online works Create a plan based on relevant funder / institutional templates......and thenanswer the questions using the guidance provided
    15. 15. Tailored guidance• We can also work with you to develop guidelines and examples for your department / research group We are currently working with a researcher in Centre for Children and Youth (CCY) and have developed a crib sheet with guidance and examples based on his data management plan. These examples can be fed into the DMP Online tool Example How will you back-up the data during the projects lifetime? All data will be stored on a secure server at the University of Northampton. This server is provided free-of-charge for University staff and is systematically backed up on a daily basis according to institutional policy.
    16. 16. Data Centres & Repositories• Check out what data centres are available• Reuse existing data where possible• Link to data from your publications A repository to showcase research at Northampton List of data centreshttp://nectar.northampton.ac.uk http://databib.org
    17. 17. Northampton RDM policy• Adopt the RCUK code of good practice• Write and follow a Data Management Plan• Make data accessible wherever possible• Deposit in a repository for preservation www.northampton.ac.uk/info/20283/academic- research/1606/research-data-policy
    18. 18. UoN storage and backup adviceIT strongly recommend that you store and backup your files to the University network – Personal areas (R: drive) – Shared departmental areasFile servers are backed up automatically by ITservices
    19. 19. Accessing data remotely• Fileway Fileway lets you access your data from anywhere using a web browser and Novell login. https://fileway.northampton.ac.uk/Fileway• iFolder This service synchronises the same folders across several computers, so you can work online or offline.www.northampton.ac.uk/info/20273/it-and-technical/335/storing-your-work
    20. 20. New research data store trial• The University is rolling out TUNDRA 2 – open content management system – to store, manage and preserve files – facility to share internally and externally• We’ll trial using this for research data storage• Let us know if you’d like to be involved!
    21. 21. Advice and supportCheck out the new Research Support Hub!It’s a one-stop-shop for researchers to come for the latestresearch news, forthcoming events and research supportThe Hub is a combined initiative from the GraduateSchool, the Research and Strategic Bidding Office andLibrary and Learning Services at the Universityhttp://researchsupporthub.northampton.ac.uk
    22. 22. Advice from SAS staff Miggie Pickton Research Support Librarianmiggie.pickton@northampton.ac.uk Phil Oakman Records Manager phil.oakman@northampton.ac.uk
    23. 23. Thanks - any questions?For DCC guidance, tools and case studies see: www.dcc.ac.uk/resourcesFollow us on twitter @digitalcuration and #ukdcc
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