This guide is intended to support researchers who want to effectively manage their data. It is equally important for researchers to understand newer requirements from grant funding agencies for managing research data and the research data life-cycle.
A variety of offices across campus can provide assistance in data management. For assistance in writing a data management plan or with data curation, please contact your subject specialist. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Open Data Economy Unlocking Economic Value by Opening Government and Public Data.
The Fourth Paradigm:
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Throughout his Administration, President Obama has articulated a vision of the U.S. Government managing information as a national asset and opening up its data, where possible, as a public good to advance government efficiency, improve accountability, and fuel private sector innovation, scientific discovery, and economic growth. Putting government data online and making it easy to find and use—while continuing to rigorously protect privacy—can help American families find the right health care provider, identify the college that provides the best value for their money, keep their families safe by knowing which products have been recalled, and much more.
On June 18, 2013, President Obama and other G7 leaders endorsed the Open Data Charter. The Open Data Charter sets out five strategic principles:
Why do you need a data management plan?
What is in a data management plan?
A data management plan (DMP) is a maximum of two pages long. If you do not write a DMP, you must instead submit a statement explaining why one is not needed.
While there are many ways of looking at the data life cycle, this particular image emphasizes the repurposing and re-use of data, which is a driving force behind the success of data intensive science and the reason why data management has been deemed so important.
Source: Humphrey, Charles. (2006). “e-Science and the life cycle of research.” Retrieved 23 January 2011 from http://datalib.library.ualberta.ca/~humphrey/lifecycle-science060308.doc