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.Continue reading “Documenting data: Readme.txt”
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.
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?”
Research data producers need to be rewarded and acknowledged for their work. The readers of your research also need to be able to track the sources you used, including the data. This is why data must be cited properly, just like books or papers. Our resident citations expert Catherine Brendow explains how.
Funding institutions such as the SNSF now 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?