JISC is publishing a new guide: “How and why you should manage your research data: a guide for researchers.An introduction to engaging with research data management processes.”
JISC is the UK higher, further education and skills sectors’ not-for-profit organisation for digital services and solutions.
This guide provides an introduction to engaging with research data management processes and is dedicated to researchers and research data management support staff.
As for JISC, most of the activities involved are: naming files so you can find them quickly; keeping track of different versions, and deleting those not needed; backing up valuable data and controlling who has access to your data.
Apart from this very interesting and useful guide, JISC recommends the following training programmes available online, mostly originating from Jisc funding:
- Mantra – a free online course designed for researchers or others who manage digital data as part of a research project
- TraD – includes a blended learning course for those in (or expecting to be in) research data management support roles
- RDMRose – an open educational resource for information professionals on research data management