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Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of Good Practice
Edited by Graham Pryor, Sarah Jones, and Angus Whyte
Item Number: 978-1-85604-933-7
Publisher: Facet Publishing, UK
Price: $99.95
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256 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-1-85604-933-7
Year Published: 2013

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The research landscape is changing, with key global research funders now requiring institutions to demonstrate how they will preserve and share research data. This groundbreaking guide leads researchers, institutions, and policymakers through the processes needed to set up and run effective institutional research data management (RDM) services, providing a step-by-step explanation of the components for an institutional service. Case studies from newly emerging service infrastructures in the UK, USA, and Australia spotlight the range of different approaches institutions are taking, from researcher-focused strategies to a national, top-down approach. An informative window on an emerging area of practice, key topics include:
  • Why develop research data management services?
  • What different approaches are open to institutions?
  • Who should be involved in the process?

Table of Contents

1. A patchwork of change - Graham Pryor

2. Options and approaches to RDM service provision - Graham Pryor

3. Who’s doing data? A spectrum of roles, responsibilities and competences - Graham Pryor

4. A pathway to sustainable research data services: from scoping to sustainability - Angus Whyte

5. The range and components of RDM infrastructure and services - Sarah Jones

6. Case study 1: Johns Hopkins University Data Management Services - G. Sayeed Choudhury

7. Case study 2: University of Southampton – a partnership approach to research data management - Mark L. Brown and Wendy White

8. Case study 3: Monash University, a strategic approach - Anthony Beitz, David Groenewegen, Cathrine Harboe-Ree, Wilna Macmillan and Sam Searle

9. Case study 4: a national solution – the UK Data Service - Matthew Woollard and Louise Corti

10. Case study 5: development of institutional RDM services by projects in the Jisc Managing Research Data programs - Simon Hodson and Laura Molloy

About the Authors

Graham Pryor is an Information Management Consultant with the Amor Group, a Lockheed Martin company, having previously held senior positions with the Digital Curation Center (DCC), University of Aberdeen and BP Exploration. His principal interest is in the behavioural issues that influence and determine data management strategies in both the private and public sectors.

Sarah Jones is a Senior Information Support Officer with the Digital Curation Center (DCC). She supports universities to implement research data management services and delivers a range of RDM tools, guidance and training materials.

Angus Whyte is a Senior Institutional Support Officer in the Digital Curation Center (DCC). He works alongside partners in UK universities to improve services that support researchers and other stakeholders in data management, and has authored guidelines and articles on a range of data issues.

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