Research data management toolkits
Research data management toolkits#
What is a research data management toolkit?#
A research data management toolkit provides information and advice about the data management activities in the whole data lifecycle. As such, it provides researchers with a strategy to manage their data to international standards.
Next to a website based around the research data management lifecycle, a research data management toolkit may also include “real world” use cases and scenarios. Additionally, a collection of tools to support the researcher may be available in a number of toolkits.
Why should you use a research data management toolkit?#
A research data management toolkit will help you to maximize the efficiency and integrity of your research, and to increase your visibility and impact. Consulting a research data management toolkit will also learn you how to comply with requirements from funders, publishers and others. Last but not least, the toolkit can assist in finding and re-using datasets for your own research.
How to choose a research data management toolkit?#
Information and materials are often sorted by topic and audience. Materials can be found relevant to your role (researcher, research support, IT specialist), your research domain (for life sciences: plant phenotyping, human data,…) or your problem (such as storage, data transfer).
A wide variety of research data management toolkits are available. Here, we list a number of toolkits:
Many more toolkits are available: lots of them are rather guides than toolkits. One could argue about the definition of a RDM toolkit