Thursday, 23 July 2009

Managing and sharing data

I really like the UK Data Archive publication "Managing and Sharing Data: a best practice guide for researchers". It's been available in print form for a while, although I did hear they had run out and were revising it. Meanwhile, you can get the PDF version from their web site. It is complemented by sections of their web site which reflect, and sometimes expand on, the sections in the Guide. The sections are:
Sharing data - why and how?
Consent, confidentiality and ethics
Data documentation and metadata
Data formats and software
Data storage, back-up, and security
This is an excellent resource!


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