2019 Library ‘Research Data Guide’ (7th edition)

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The 7th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published on 18 March 2019. The Guide provides information about data discovery; data use; data management plans; data protection; data preservation and sharing; data in Horizon 2020 projects, and how to prepare datasets for submission to the EUI ResData repository. The new edition of the Research Data Guide has ten sections:

– 1. Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
– 2. Data protection, database copyright and ethical use
– 3. Data management plans
– 4. Managing data during the research project cycle
– 5. The EUI ResData repository: preserving and sharing data
– 6. Research data management in EU Horizon 2020 projects
– 7. Open Data
– 8. Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
– 9. Infrastructure, software and support
– 10.International research data guidelines

EUI members can submit their research datasets for inclusion in the EUI ResData repository – a solution for preserving and sharing data outputs. Full details – and the online form for submitting data for reposit – are on this Library page. Please contact the Library for support with the preparation of datasets for submission.

The EUI Library Data Portal provides access to Library-licensed macroeconomic, micro-socioeconomic and Europe-related databases. 72 data resource guides provide information on coverage, variables, user networks, online manuals and terms and conditions of use. The Data Portal also provides information about the Library’s restricted micro data server.

PDF version of 2019 Research Data Guide

Table of contents

1. DATA DISCOVERY AND THE EUI LIBRARY DATA PORTAL
1(a) The EUI Library Data Portal
1(b) Access to data at other institutions
1(c) Access to open data resources

2. DATA PROTECTION, DATABASE COPYRIGHT AND ETHICAL USE
2(a) Data protection
2(b) License agreements and database copyright
2(c) Agreements between individual users and data providers

3. DATA MANAGEMENT PLANS (DMPs)

4. MANAGING DATA DURING THE RESEARCH PROJECT CYCLE
4(a) Data input and quality control
4(b) Folders, files, variables, format and versioning
4(c) Documentation and codebooks
4(d) Security and backup during the research project
4(e) Data protection, informed consent of data subjects and anonymisation

5. THE EUI RESDATA REPOSITORY: PRESERVING AND SHARING DATA
5(a) Preparing data for reposit in EUI ResData
5(b) Completing the online EUI ResData submission form
5(c) Metadata

6. RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT IN EU HORIZON 2020 PROJECTS
6(a) European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
6(b) Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud (SSHOC)

7. OPEN DATA

8. QUALITATIVE DATA IN THE HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
8(a) Access and terms and conditions of use: qualitative data
8(b) Support, software and infrastructure for qualitative data
8(c) Research data management and data management plans for qualitative data
8(d) Metadata for qualitative data
8(e) Data preservation, repositing and open qualitative data

9. INFRASTRUCTURE, SOFTWARE AND SUPPORT

10. INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH DATA GUIDELINES



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