HOW WE CURATE DATA

STANDARDS & TOOLS

OVERVIEW

Using a set of established standards and tools are essential for the development of a data archive.

  • With over 40 years of use and promotion of metadata standards for collection description and data description in the social science domain, the UK Data Archive is an active promoter and guardian of standards.

    Our metadata standards
  • We have developed a robust approach to data citation, launching DataCite Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) for all of our in-house data collection in 2012. We have introduced paragraph-level citation within our new QualiBank system.

    OUR CITATION APPROACH
  • We use both community and bespoke tools for workflow management, data processing activities, data acquisition and access and for external and internal communications.

    TOOLS WE USE
  • Since 2010 we have been certified under the international ISO27001 standard for information security. Our Information Security Standard Management System supports all aspects of digital curation carried on in-house.

    OUR INFORMATION SECURITY STANDARDS

OUR SERVICES  

DATA LIFECYCLE