The LEARN Project has created resources to help Research Performing Institutions manage their research data. Using the LERU Roadmap for Research Data as a starting point, LEARN has produced the following freely-accessible materials:

Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management

Our Toolkit includes 23 Case Studies covering topics such as Policy, Advocacy and Costs, a Model RDM Policy and an Executive Briefing in six core languages.

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The Model RDM Policy

LEARN has produced a model RDM policy alongside implementation guidance.

Model Policy for Research Data Management

Guidance for Developing an RDM policy

Key Performance Indicators

LEARN provides a list of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that should help each individual research institution measure how successful they are being in implementing the recommendations of the LERU Research Data Roadmap and the Toolkit produced by LEARN.

Download the KPIs

20 RDM Best-Practice Recommendations

We’ve assembled 20 recommendations for Best Practice in Research Data Management, based on discussions at LEARN Project workshops in Europe and Latin America. The Workshops were held over the course of 2016/2017.

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Evaluation Grid for RDM Policies in Europe

The Library of the University of Vienna (leader of Work Package 3 of LEARN) collected and analysed over 40 European RDM policies in 2015/2016. This analysis grid gives a compact overview of many of these policies, plus a detailed evaluation of the selected policies with extensive comments.

Download the Evaluation Grid

Core Elements of a RDM Policy

This document may be useful for defining research data, explaining what RDM is, illustrating workflows, describing benefits and informing about funder requirements. Additionally, legal and ethical issues are considered, as well as the relationship with publishers.

Download the Core Elements Document 

RDM Readiness Survey Dataset

Hosted on Zenodo, this dataset is based on responses to the open survey developed by LEARN on RDM Readiness. The survey is a self-assessment tool to assist institutions to discover how ready they are for managing research data.

Access the Dataset 

Workshops & Final Conference

In addition to the above resources, LEARN has run a series of Workshops and a Final Conference in London.

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