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Part 1 – The Case Studies
Section 1 – Policy and Leadership
Developing and Implementing the Wellcome Trust’s Data Management and Sharing Policy
Abstract: This case study explores the development of a research funder’s data management and sharing policy. It outlines the key provisions of the policy, describes the experience of implementing the policy and discusses future priorities for the Wellcome’s approach to data sharing.Download
Case Study 2 – Development of a Model Policy for Research Data Management (RDM) at Austrian Research Institutions
Abstract: This case study describes the evaluation of existing Research Data Management policies by an Expert group developing RDM strategies for Austrian Research institutions. Alongside the development of a model RDM policy this article outlines other recommendations made by the group.
Topic Keywords: Policy, Leadership, FAIR Principles | Audience: Policy and decison makersDownload
Case Study 3 – Brexit – and its potential impact for Open Access in the UK
Abstract: This case study explores the potential consequences of Brexit for British universities with a focus on Open Access and Open Science-related activities. The paper arguments that Brexit poses not only challenges but also presents opportunities for universities.Download
Case Study 4 – Research Data Management supporting Research Integrity and Open Science
Abstract: This case study shows the links between Research Data Management, Research Integrity and Open Science. Taking University College London’s policies, investments and activities as an example, it shows the need to involve a broad range of university stakeholders to enable RDM to support both Research Integrity and Open Science.Download
Section 2 – Advocacy
Case Study 5 – Research Data Management Advocacy – what works well
Abstract: This case study outlines some of the advocacy approaches that have been successful at University College London. It discusses a range of possible activities that may be useful for other institutions.Download
Case Study 6 – Raising awareness on RDM and engaging stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean
Abstract: This case study explores the current level of awareness of RDM in Latin America and the Caribbean and describes the process used to further raise this awareness.Download
Case Study 7 – UWI St Augustine Campus Libraries and RDM efforts at the UWI, St Augustine Campus
Abstract: This case study outlines the experiences of developing RDM services at the University of the West Indies. It highlights some of the main challenges of developing a new RDM service and the main lessons learned.
Topic Keywords: Advocacy, Support Services, Library Roles | Audience: Policy and decision makers, Support staffDownload
Case Study 8 – 4TU.Centre for Research Data / TU Delft
Abstract: This case study describes a multi-institutional collaboration, the 4TU.Centre for Research Data. The case study outlines some of the incentives and approaches that have been used to encourage researchers to deposit data into this repository.Download
Section 3 – Subject Approaches
Case Study 9 – Challenges and Opportunities for Research Data Management in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: a practitioner’s viewpoint
Abstract: This case study highlights some of the particular issues facing Arts, Humanities, and Social Science researchers identified through a survey carried out at UCL. The case study also includes a number of recommendations to address the challenges and opportunities highlighted.
Topic Keywords: Subject Approaches, Roles and Responsibilities, Policy | Audience: Researchers and Data UsersDownload
Case Study 10 – RDM in the Performing Arts: Living Symphonies
Abstract: This case study focuses on a performing arts project with a number of challenging research data management requirements.Download
Section 4 – Open Data
Case Study 11 – Why Open Data?
Abstract: This case study introduces some of the technological drivers behind open data, discusses the opportunities and challenges of open data and outlines some of the considerations universities should make in developing infrastructure to support open data.Download
Case Study 12 – Open Educational Resources: Service setup and Data Management
Abstract: This case study explores the development of Open Educational Resources at UCL including the costs involved, the scope of the service and the development of related policies.Download
Case Study 13 – The handing of research data in the social sciences at University of the Andes –Data Centre (CEDE) – Colombia
Abstract: This case study offers an overview of the institutional handling of research data whilst complying with regulatory frameworks around personal and sensitive data. The case study discuses anonymization protocols, various data access statements and a data processing room.
Topic Keywords: Data Protection, Research Integrity, Policy, Legal Questions | Audience: Support staff, Policy and decision makersDownload
Section 5 – Research Data Infrastructure
Case Study 14 – The Research Data Storage Service at UCL
Abstract: This case study focuses on the development of research data storage infrastructure at UCL. It includes discussion of underlying infrastructure, requirements, costs and pricing and future requirements for the service.
Topic Keywords: Costs, Infrastructure, Data Repository | Audience: Support staff, Policy and decision makerDownload
Case Study 15 – Scientific Data Management on a Dataverse Network
Abstract: This case study discusses the experiences of developing a Research Data Repository using Dataverse in Brazil.Download
Case Study 16 – Delivering the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC): Principle and Practice in delivering Open ScienceDownload
Section 6 – Costs
Case Study 17 – Research Data Management at the University of Edinburgh: How is it done, what does it cost?
Abstract: This case study describes the development of the Research Data Service at the University of Edinburgh since 2009. It shows the different stages followed, the budget and human resources required as well as the infrastructures and support services successfully introduced.
Topic Keywords: Costs, Policy, Support services, Infrastructure, Europe | Audience: Support staff, Policy and decision makerDownload
Section 7 – Roles, Responsibilities & Skills
Case Study 18 – Training early career researchers
Abstract: This case study focuses on the role of research-performing organisations in Early Career Researchers’ skills development; it shows the need for new skills in Research Data Management and Open Science and highlights the emerging role of data stewards. The description of the LERU Doctoral Summer School provides an example of how such skills could be developed.
Topic Keywords: Skill requirements, Open Science, Europe, Early Career Researchers, Researcher Incentives | Audience: Support staffDownload
Case Study 19 – Training subject librarians in Research Data Management
Abstract: This case study deals with the research support roles within UCL Library Services, with a focus on subject librarians and Research Data Support Officers. It explains how subject librarians have been introduced to Research Data Management since 2015 through a series of workshops and how they are involved in the Library RDM Working group coordinated by the Research Data Support Officers.
Topic Keywords: Advocacy, Support services, Roles & Responsibilities, Skill requirements, Training, Subject Approaches | Audience: Support staff, Policy and decision makersDownload
Case Study 20 – The Emerging Role of the Data Scientist and the experience of Data Science education at the University of Amsterdam
Abstract: This case study proposes a definition of data scientists’ roles in research and industry. It firstly describes key outputs of the H2020-funded EDISON project that developed a Data Science Framework, typical job profiles and a Programme template to train future data scientists. The second half of the case study is dedicated to the implementation of this Data Science Programme, and its RDM strand, at the University of Amsterdam. It shows how the EDISON Framework can provide a strong background for designing customisable Data Science programmes in several disciplines.
Topic Keywords: Advocacy, Roles & Responsibilities, Skill requirements, Training, Open Science, Data Science, Early Career Researchers, Subject approaches | Audience: Researchers and data users, Support staff, Policy and decision makerDownload
Section 8 – Tool Development
Case Study 21 – Legal Requirements, RDM and Open Data
Abstract: This case study deals with the legal tools available to make data open, with a focus on copyright questions, on Creative Commons licences and on licences specifically created for research data and databases. It provides advice on how to select the right licences to enable data reusability.
Topic Keywords: Data Sharing, FAIR principles, Research Integrity, Legal Questions, Data Protection, Licences, Open Data | Audience: Researchers and data users, Support staff, Policy and decision makerDownload
Case Study 22 – Developing a Data Management Plan: a case study from Argentina
Abstract: This case study describes how two research institutions in Argentina have developed and implemented Data Management Plans. It shows the role of such Plans and of digital tools helping researchers to create and publish them. The author highlights the importance of taking into account discipline-specific practices and workflows as well as accompanying digital tools with relevant training and support for users.Download
Case Study 23 – Surveying your level of preparation for Research Data ManagementDownload
Part 2 – The Model RDM Policy
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