Funding institutions such as the SNSF require researchers to fill a data management plan with their application. What is a data management plan (DMP), and how should you answer its questions? Find out here or during our live session on September 22.
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Funding agencies now expect researchers to manage and share their research data following international standards and good practice from their field. But do you know what “research data” actually means? Before we get into the how, let’s focus on the “what”.
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Sharing a dataset is nice, but to make it truly open you must make sure it can be interpreted and used in a meaningful way. This means your data should always include documentation that explains everything a third party should know, and a Readme file is perhaps the easiest sort of documentation you can create.
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Researchers in the humanities often take a large number of pictures during their work: places, people, but also archival documents as a quick scanning replacement. This leads to very large picture collections that can be slightly overwhelming. Here are some tips from Guillaume Pasquier to help you sort through all these files using the embedded file metadata.
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Multiple repositories are available to host your research data once your project is complete. Let’s look at some of the options with Guillaume Pasquier, our research data specialist. Continue reading “Where should you share your research data?”