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The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory

The Data Information Literacy (DIL) Case Studies Directory is a repository of teaching cases and material on research data management. DIL case studies are available for re-use under a CC-BY license and information on how to cite a case study is provided. 

Recent Case Studies include:

Engineering / Faculty / Sapp Nelson / Purdue University / 2015
Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Electrical and Computer Engineering/ Undergraduates/ Carlson & SappNelson/ Purdue University/ 2012
Jake Carlson and Megan R. Sapp Nelson

Agriculture and Biological Engineering/ Graduate Students/ Bracke & Fosmire/ Purdue University/ 2012
Marianne S. Bracke and Michael Fosmire

Natural Resources / Graduate Students / Wright & Andrews / Cornell University / 2013
Sarah J. Wright and Camille Andrews

Civil Engineering/ Graduate Students/ Johnston & Jeffryes/ University of Minnesota/ 2012
Lisa Johnston and Jon Jeffryes

Ecology/ Graduate Students/ Westra & Walton/ University of Oregon/ 2012
Brian Westra and Dean Walton

Agriculture/ Graduate Students/ Carlson & Bracke/ Purdue University/ 2014
Jake Carlson and Marianne S. Bracke

 

"The DIL Directory welcomes submissions of learning materials from DIL programs developed by librarians, archivists or other information professionals. Submissions will be reviewed by the editors of the directory and should include a brief description of the program. If accepted, the case study is assigned a DOI to enable citation as a part of the publication process. More information about submitting materials for publication can be found in the "Policies" section. See the Aims and Scope for a complete coverage of the journal."


LIBER: Research Data Management Case Studies

In June 2014, the Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures Steering Committee of Association of European Rsearch Libraries (LIBER) published 11 case studies on Research Data Management. The case studies are hosted by or with strong involvement of libraries in research data management. These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and ways-forward outlined.

UNC Data Stewardship Report

In the spring of 2011, the UNC-Chapel Provost formed the Task Force on the Stewardship of Digital Research Data and charged its members with exploring the implications of data management for the University and making recommendations for University policy.  The Task Force investigated the data management landscape through research in the literature, conversations with faculty and staff, and an in-depth faculty survey designed and administered by the Odum Institute.  The resulting report was submitted to administrators in mid-February 2012 with recommendations for university policies and procedures.  While the recommendations specific to UNC have been redacted, the rest of the report is now publicly available.  Although the main body of the report reiterates material with which many in IASSIST will already be familiar, the appendices may be of interest.  Appendix 5 provides the interview questions for the group’s initial case studies of how faculty manage their research data, some of which are profiled in the text of the report.  Appendix 6 provides the instrument for the faculty survey; and Appendix 7 presents the summarized results of the survey, with a total of 2,765 respondents.

UK Data Archive: Create and Manage Data

UK Data Archive: Create and Manage Data provides best practice guidance for researchers on creating and managing data. Guidance covers data management and sharing planning, consent and ethics in data sharing, data ownership and copyright, documenting data, formatting data, storing data, data security and data management strategies for large-scale research investments.

DataONE: Data Management Plans

The DataONE Data Management Plans site describes the purpose of data management plans, with an outline plan and an example from environmental sciences. Information includes an overview of data management checklists currently in use across various organisations and support services, indicating common and unique topics across checklists.

Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (Relu): Data Management Planning

Relu's Data Management Planning site has data management planning guidance, template and real-case examples of data management plans from the UK-based cross-disciplinary Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (social, environmental and biological sciences). Relu has its own data management and sharing policy and all funded projects are required to prepare a data management plan when they begin.

ICPSR: Digital Preservation Management

The ICPSR Digital Preservation Management site provides a listing of ICPSR-based workshops and tutorials on Digital Preservation Management. Digital Preservation Management: Implementing Short-Term Strategies for Long-Term Solutions, is an online tutorial developed for the Digital Preservation Management workshop, developed and maintained by Cornell University Library, 2003-2006; extended and maintained by ICPSR, 2007-on. This tutorial is available in English, French, and Italian.

ICPSR: Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving

The ICPSR Guide to Social Science Data Preparation and Archiving (PDF) guides researchers through best practices in preparing their research data for sharing. Chapters cover activities to be undertaken at various stages throughout the research lifecycle.

ICPSR: Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans

The ICPSR Guidelines for Effective Data Management Plans provide a framework for creating a plan (including recommended elements), a list of sample data management plans in a range of disciplines, a list of U.S. federal agency policies, and links to resources.

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