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University of British Columbia Library: Research Data Management (RDM) Website

University of British Columbia Library release their Research Data Management (RDM) website at http://researchdata.library.ubc.ca/.

The website is designed to be service-oriented. Four sections, Learn; Plan; Share and Find guide users to the RDM advice and systems solutions that meet their current needs. The Learn section includes a DataGuide (CC BY 3.0) - a quick standalone guide developed to get people started on Research Data Management, which could be re-used and adapted. 

The website also features the library's current systems offerings for managing research data, including the UBC instance of Dataverse (http://dvn.library.ubc.ca/dvn/) and UBC Library's digital preservation system, cIRcle.

Meta-listings of Research Data Repositories

Several organizations have begun compiling lists of repositories of research data.  These can be useful for researchers both to consider where to deposit their data, as well as for discovery for secondary data use.

DataBib

Tool to identify repositories of research data.  Users can search (including field-level searching) or browse by subject or title.  Each entry provides a description, standardized subjects, access, start date, and country, among other qualities.  Anyone is able to suggest or edit repository listings, which then are reviewed and committed by an editorial board.  This is the same list that is re-displayed on the DataCite web site.  Hosted by the Purdue University Libraries.

re3data.org

Project whose goal it is to create a global registry of research data repositories.  Database can be searched or browsed (by subject, content type, or country).  Each entry provides a description and is tagged with standardized subjects, content types, and countries, as well as information on institutions, terms/policies, and standards.  Managed by the re3data.org Project Consortium with initial funding from the German Research Foundation DFG.

Data repositories

Simple listing of repositories and databases for data.  Single page lists repositories by subject category and provides a brief description and links.   Users can add or annotate entries.  Part of the Open Access Directory, hosted by the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College.

Association of Research Libraries (ARL): The National Science Foundation (NSF) Data Sharing Policy: Resources for Data Management Planning

The ARL NSF Resources for Data Management Planning pulls together resources for research libraries to support their researchers in complying with the NSF Data Sharing Policy. This portal represents a variety of sites containing examples, data management tools, and data repositories. Professionals can participate in ARL's Group on Data Sharing Support.

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.

UK Data Service (ESDS): Manage data

The UK Data Service's Manage data site contains data management guidance for researchers, data creators, data managers and data curators, on best strategies and methods for creating, preparing, and storing shareable datasets. Some guidance is specifically targeted at researchers funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2)

The Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2) maintains projects and research for facilitating data curation. Includes an extensive list of data repositories that is searchable and browsable.

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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