CREATE & MANAGE DATA

STRATEGIES FOR CENTRES

RESOURCES LIBRARY

A research hub can centralise all relevant data management and sharing resources for researchers and staff in a single location: on an intranet site, website, wiki, shared network drive or within a virtual research environment.

This resource library can contain relevant data policy and guidance documents, templates, tools and exemplars developed by the centre, as well as external policy and guidance resources or links to such resources. Good practices used by particular researchers or projects can be used as exemplars for others, so that they can be shared.

A resources library might contain both locally created and external resources.

Locally created documents

  • a centre data inventory
  • local information on acts and regulations relating to data
  • statement on copyright of research data and outputs
  • statement of institutional IT data management and existing back-up procedures
  • statement on data sharing
  • statement on retention and destruction of data
  • file naming convention guidance
  • version control guidance
  • data inventory for individual projects
  • template consent forms and information sheets which take data sharing into account
  • example ethical review forms
  • data anonymisation guidelines
  • transcription guidance

External resources


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