Managing and Sharing Research Data

Managing and Sharing Research Data
A Guide to Good Practice

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© 2014 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Research funders in the UK, USA and across Europe are implementing data management and sharing policies to maximize openness of data, transparency and accountability of the research they support. Written by experts from the UK Data Archive with over 20 years experience, this book gives post-graduate students, researchers and research support staff the data management skills required in today’s changing research environment.

The book features guidance on:
  • how to plan your research using a data management checklist
  • how to format and organize data
  • how to store and transfer data
  • research ethics and privacy in data sharing and intellectual property rights
  • data strategies for collaborative research
  • how to publish and cite data
  • how to make use of other people’s research data, illustrated with six real-life case studies of data use.  
The importance of managing and sharing research data
The research data lifecycle
Research Data Management Planning
Documenting and Providing Context for Data
Formatting and organizing data
Storing and Transferring Data
Legal and ethical issues in sharing data
Rights Relating to Research Data
Collaborative Research: Data Management Strategies for Research Teams and Research Managers
Making Use of Other People's Research Data: Opportunities and Limitations
Publishing and Citing Research Data

“Managing and Sharing Research Data: A Guide to Good Practice” is a solid introduction to best practices for collecting, storing and disseminating data that is intended to be shared with other researchers. While the book is written with social scientists in mind, it is a very useful resource for the sharing of clinical research data in the new era of transparency.

Norman M. Goldfarb, Managing Director of First Clinical Research LLC
Journal of Clinical Research Best Practices

The book represents an excellent textbook resource for researchers at any stage of their career who are keen to share their research evidence and materials. The authors have clear and demonstrated technical expertise in this area and the book is packed with useful and practical advice covering all stages of the research process.

Tom Clemens
Oral History

Does not match with the requirements of my new course on Research Organisation and Management, being developed for new PG students.

Professor Richard Howard McClatchey
Fac of Comp, Engineering & Math Sci's, University of The West of England
September 28, 2016

This book gives an outlook of data related activities any academic researcher. I find the book very helpful for student to get aware of how they manage, store, share and publish their work. The book is well structured and offers different perspectives on ICT-rich environmennt, data management tools planning, ethics and collaborative research and much more. I am very exited about this book and also the book offers a webpage for additional resources. I use this book throughout my courses and recommend it to my students

Mr Roland Hachmann
Education , Univerity of Southern Denmark
October 11, 2016

After reviewing this text I was unsure of its place in our current course so did not feel able to adopt it currently.

Mr Ian Michael McGonagle
Health , Lincoln University
May 12, 2015

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