Research Data Management for Researchers University of Aberdeen 7 th October 2014. Jonathan Rans Digital Curation Centre. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License. What will we cover?. Definitions that we work to
Digital Curation Centre
This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
Data are representations of observations, objects, or other entities used as evidence of phenomena for the purposes of research or scholarship
C.L. Borgman (2015). Big Data, Little Data, No Data: Scholarship in the Networked World. MIT Press
Anything & everything produced in the course of research
“Data arising from MRC-funded research must be properly curated throughout its life-cycle…”
Research data management is an explicit process covering the creation and stewardship of research materials to enable their use for as long as they retain value.
- A. Whyte and J. Rans DCC
“The modern data-rich environment for research and learning and the open culture that is needed to exploit it presents new challenges for Universities…
Science as an open enterprise - The Royal Society 2012 p.71
“Sufficient metadata must be provided to enable the dataset to be used by others. Agreed best practice standards for metadata provision should be adopted where these are in place.”
4 Quadrants of research data: Stuart Lewis, Edinburgh University, http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.873617
Metadata devil: http://www.truthdig.com/cartoon/item/nsa_its_just_metadata_20130812