Although Five Steps To Decide What Data To Keep: A Checklist For Appraising Research Data (published online today by the Digital Curation Centre) was developed for the higher education community in the UK we think it will also be of interest elsewhere. At the moment the guide is available as an HTML web page. PDF and printed versions forthcoming. From the Preface:
The content complements other DCC guides: How to Appraise & Select Research Data for Curation, and How to Develop Research Data Management Services. The guide will be relevant to researchers making decisions on a project-by-project basis, or formulating departmental guidelines. It assumes that decisions on particular datasets will normally be made by researchers with advice from the appropriate staff (e.g. academic liaison librarians) taking into account any institutional policy on Research Data Management (RDM) and guidance available within their own domain. As such, the guide should also be relevant to staff with responsibility for defining such policy in a Higher Education Institution, a Professional or Learned Society or similar disciplinary body.
Direct to: Five Steps To Decide What Data To Keep: A Checklist For Appraising Research Data See Also: The guides listed above and others are part of the DCC “How To” series. All “How To” guides can be accessed here.