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CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide User Story

Duncan Simpson, a Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, the University of Lisbon, tells his story on using the guide for heterogeneous data collection.

The CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide (DMEG) is designed by European experts to help social science researchers make their research data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable (FAIR).

The user story, across disciplines

Duncan's research project aimed to challenge the existing historiographical narrative on the relation between ordinary citizens and the Salazarist political police (PIDE).

We asked him how the DMEG had helped him design his Data Management Plan.

The benefits and impact of using the CESSDA DMEG were manifold and far-reaching. In collaboration with ICS’s own Data Protection Officer, I was able to design a solid and secure DMP that was subsequently approved by the authorities of the Marie Curie Fellowship actions.

More information:

Duncan's full story:

Adapt your own Data Management Plan on Data Protection. You can download the full DMEG for your personal study offline (DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3820473).

CESSDA held a webinar on "CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide: Why and how to use it?". You can find the recording on YouTube & the slides on Zenodo.

Read the previous user story: CESSDA Data Management Expert Guide User Story - Peter Čerče. Data Officer, Migrant Children and Communities in a Transforming Europe (MICREATE) project, Peter tells his story on using the guide for ethical challenges with interview data.