Practical Data Curation and Management for Institutional Repositories 9 June 2014Helsinki, Finland

Veerle Van den Eynden of the UK Data Archive will be joining colleagues at the Open Repositories 2014 forum to present on Practical Data Curation and Management for Institutional Repositories.

Many repositories are hearing about research data, especially with the spate of recent initiatives such as the United States Office of Science and Technology Policy February 2013 memo, "Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research," and the December 2013 announcement of the Open Research Data pilot in Horizon 2020 in the European Union.

Some repositories are beginning to receive and even store research data besides publications, and this is bound to increase rapidly, as researchers and institutions seek solutions for publishing and sharing their research data.

Jared Lyle, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Veerle Van den Eynden, UK Data Archive, Ann Green, Digital Lifecycle Research and Consulting, USA and Limor Peer, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale University, USA will give a three-hour workshop to teach participants practical strategies for data curation and management.

The strategies include how to plan for, review, assess, and clean data, including confidential and restricted data. The workshop will also cover practical strategies for how to check and verify code for data analysis and replication.

Examples will be taken from both quantitative and qualitative social, environmental, and health data. Heavy emphasis will be on exercises and discussion, and showcasing what existing data repositories do.

Participants will leave with knowledge and experience of how to review, assess, manage and curate data collections, and which guidance to provide to the researchers producing data.