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Create and Manage Data (UK Data Archive)
Guide on creating and managing research data aimed at researchers in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.
Archaeology Data Service Guides to Good Practice
Guides to good practice on a wide range of data collection and handling techniques.
Managing and sharing data: a best practice guide for researchers (UK Data Archive)
A short version of Create and Manage Data. For print copies contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Curation Centre (DCC)
Aims to provide a national focus for research and development into curation issues and to promote expertise and good practice for the management of all research outputs in digital format. Their website includes resources and tools to help researchers.
Curation Reference Manual (DCC)
Contains advice, in-depth information and criticism on current digital curation techniques and best practice.
The Manual is an on-going, community-driven project, which involves members of the DCC community suggesting topics, authoring manual instalments and conducting peer reviews.
Good Research Practice (MRC)
An overview of the principles of good research practice that applies to all those in receipt of MRC funding. Includes a section on 'Recording the Data'
relu Knowledge Portal - Data Sharing
Rural Economy and Land Use (Relu) programme takes a proactive approach to data management and sharing through: a programme level strategy, well-established data sharing infrastructures, and data support for researchers to optimise the availability of data to the research community.
Software Sustainability Institute
Software helps researchers to enhance their research, and improve the speed and accuracy of their results. The Software Sustainability Institute can help you introduce software into your research or improve the software you already use.
They can help you gain the skills you need through their guides and other resources, or through training and collaboration. They can evaluate software based on your requirements, or you can review the software yourself with the help of our online tools.
Useful Data Management Plan Tools
Online DMP tool
The Digital Curation Centre also supports a tool - DMPonline - to help create, store and export your DMP. This will allow you to:
- Tailor the plan to funder and local requirements
- Export section to a report
- Share and edit plans jointly with colleagues
Metadata Standards and Training
Developers use version and revision control software to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Examples of are:
Apache Subversion (SVN), distributed under an open source license.
Git is a free and open source distributed version control system.
Mercurial a free, distributed source control management tool. Help
Contact Serviceline or your iSolutions Business Relationship Manager for further details.