Category Archives: Research

Data protection

This overview outlines the conflict between data protection regulations and the archiving, transfer and possible re-use of qualitative research data as is required by some research funders. An interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers, legal representatives, and representatives of data centres and information services is needed to foster an awareness of its rights and obligations in the digital preservation of qualitative research data. The Research Data Management Workshop in autumn 2018 at the University of Bayreuth organised by the Specialised Information Service for African Studies will present an opportunity to engage in such a dialogue.
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Quiz about data management

Find out which aspects research data management will be important in your project with just 7 questions and get specific recommendations for your project (in German).
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DMP Online

Funding bodies increasingly require their grant-holders to produce a Data Management Plan (DMP), both during the bid-preparation stage and after funding has been secured. DMPonline helps research teams respond to this requirement.
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Data management checklist

Numerous aspects of research data management should be considered and addressed at the beginning of the research. Use this checklist to follow best practices for your data management plan.
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Data storage is not digital preservation

There is an ongoing misperception that simply storing and backing-up research data is equivalent to the preservation guaranteed by long-term archiving. Here we present several aspects of the long-term archiving process.
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What is research data management

Research data management (RDM) includes all measures taken to ensure that data is and remains usable. For this to be successful and sustainable, data management must be established as an integral part of the research processes and form a part of scholars’ routines so they can actively and consciously shape the lifecycle of their research data. In this toolbox, you will find a series of posts about the management of research data.
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