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CESSDA launches online data management guide with expert advice on all stages of the research data life cycle

The expert tour guide was created to introduce the concepts of data management and provide guidance to researchers. With this tour guide, CESSDA wants to contribute to increased professionalism in data management and to improve the value of research data. A downloadable checklist helps researchers who need to create a Data Management Plan.

The online module is comprised of six chapters and takes early career social scientists on a journey through the different stages of their project, from the initial planning phase to the publication of the research data. Along the way, the reader is provided with illustrations and examples, as well as expert tips and insights into data management practices in different European countries.

The expert tour guide also provides guidance to help researchers answer questions such as: How do I handle personal data? What is the best way of documenting my data? How do I store my data safely? Can I share my data with others?

Curious to take the tour?

Visit our online guide at cessda.eu/DMGuide

More information:

  • A starter package is available for trainers in data management in the social sciences who wish to organise a one-day workshop on specific topics. Our contact address is training@cessda.net.
  • Project leader: Ellen Leenarts

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