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Erasmus University Rotterdam's approach to supporting researchers with data management and storage

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Paul J. Plaatsman
Erasmus University Rotterdam

As in other Dutch academic institutions we talked a lot about research data. With cases about fraud within our university and other universities in the Netherlands, policy makers and university boards became more demanding on the university libraries helping out with better storage of research data and educating PhD and young researchers about proper ways of handling their research data. So from talks we had to get into action. We are presently doing so by offering an information course about research data within our already existing Research Matters portal. We also want to offer our researchers a safe environment to store their research data for the mid-long term, 5 to 10 years, and think about solutions for the dataset that needs to be stored indefinitely in the national data archive: DANS. We do a pilot with three types of dataset: experimental, survey and qualitative from researchers of the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) in the Dutch Dataverse Network, hosted by the University of Utrecht. Dataverse Network facility is now being used by four Dutch universities.

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