We show how to incorporate best practice in data management from the earliest stages of a research project.
Writing a good data management plan is an integral part of successful open social science practice and a key factor in securing research funding. Yet many researchers have difficulty in fully engaging with writing and implementing their data management plan. This can become a barrier to the publishing high quality, create extra work in depositing discoverable research data, or even lead to irretrievable data losses.
We show how to incorporate best practice in data management from the earliest stages of a research project. Key steps include:
- Demonstrating and following quality assurance measures;
- Making sure you keep good documentation and descriptions of your data;
- Addressing technical and storage issues;
- Thinking about copyright and ownership of your data;
- Identifying all of the data that you can publish or need to deposit in an open science database; and,
- Deciding the appropriate levels of access for different parts of your dataset.
This event is part of a series of workshops organised to support the development of the CIVICA Research Open Science Handbook for the Social Sciences.
Hannah Boroudjou, Research Data Librarian, London School of Economics and Political Science
Helen Porter, Research Support Manager, London School of Economics and Political Science
The CIVICA institution hosting this event is the London School of Economics and Political Science. A Zoom link will be sent directly to registrants before the workshop.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Dr Timothy Monteath at email@example.com.
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