The UK Data Archive would like to announce the release of its new suite of web pages providing guidance on Data Management and Sharing. The pages aim to provide data creators, data managers and data curators with best practice strategies and methods for creating, preparing and storing shareable datasets. Advice has been divided into a number of key areas or modules providing detailed information on each topic. These are:
Â· Sharing data – why and how?
Â· Consent, confidentiality and ethics
Â· Data documentation and metadata
Â· Data formats and software
Â· Data storage, back-up, and security
In addition to these web pages, bespoke advice and training are provided by UKDA staff throughout the life span of a research project – from the initial award application, through the data creation phase to the end of the active research phase and to the final storage and dissemination of data. A comprehensive frequently asked questions web page is also available.
A printed brochure is forthcoming which will be ready for our Data Sharing event on 13 March 2009 (http://www.esds.ac.uk/news/eventdetail.asp?id=2140)