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Collaborative Data Management: Best Practices throughout the Data Life Cycle

Presenter 1
Amber Leahey
Scholar Portal, Ontario Council of University Libraries
Presenter 2
Jacqueline Whyte Appleby
Scholar Portal, Ontario Council of University Libraries
Presenter 3
Steve Marks
Scholar Portal, Ontario Council of University Libraries

While there is increased recognition of the value of rigorous data management, budgets and resources for this kind of activity are stagnant or decreasing. Perhaps because of this, there has been a growing interest in pursuing collaborative efforts to implement best practices throughout the research data life cycle. Effective collaborations can be local, involving individual researchers or research teams, or large-scale initiatives involving multiple institutions in either informal relationships or formal partnerships such as consortia. When data is collected, processed, archived, or disseminated as part of a collaborative process, the potential for problems is heightened - but so are the rewards. This session will look at examples of effective collaborative data management at all stages of the data life cycle, and consider some of the challenges and potential successes at play when we work together to improve data collection, preservation, and access. Examples will range from landmark projects to emerging initiatives, and include case studies from the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), an academic library consortium

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