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Research Data Curation (incl. Management)/Ina Smith


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Botswana 30-31 Oct 2017

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Research Data Curation (incl. Management)/Ina Smith

  1. 1. Research Data Curation (incl. Management) Ina Smith 30 October 2017 Botswana National Workshop on Open Data Open Science (ODOS)
  2. 2. Roles • Data producer (researcher) • Data curator (support e.g. Research Office, Library, IT)
  3. 3. Provide Researcher Support • Raise researcher awareness of issues around RDM • Prompt researchers to question practice and seek guidance • Provide new researchers with a learning resource • Coordinate resources available across the University • Point to external resources, support, and requirements, including those of research funders
  4. 4. Provide Researcher Support • Provide a single point to host information and focus RDM developments within the University • Prompt development of University and discipline specific knowledge and resources • Support the securing and continuation of research funding • Pose question and provide answers
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  7. 7. Research Data "Research data is defined as recorded factual material commonly retained by and accepted in the scientific community as necessary to validate research findings; although the majority of such data is created in digital format, all research data is included irrespective of the format in which it is created.“ Source:
  8. 8. Research Data Curation • Maintaining, preserving, adding value to digital research data throughout lifecycle • Reduce duplication of effort in research data curation • Enhances log-term value of research data – make it available for further high quality research Source:
  9. 9. Original Research Data Lifecycle image from University of California, Santa Cruz
  10. 10. Online Tool
  11. 11. Research Proposal Ethics Committee Funder Data Server & Repository Etc.
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  14. 14. content/uploads/2017/01/Core_Trustworthy_Data_Repositories_Requirements_01_00.pdf
  15. 15. Managing Research Data
  16. 16. Thank You! Ina Smith Project Manager African Open Science Platform ASSAf In Collaboration With: