Data Management Guidelines

Key Info
Description - a brief synopsis, abstract or summary of what the learning resource is about: 

The guidelines available from this web page cover a number of topics related to research data management.  The guidelinesare targeted to researchers wishing to submit data to the Finnish Social Science Data Archive, but may be helpful to other social scientists interested in practices related to research data management with the understanding that the guidelines refer to the situation in Finland, and may not be applicable in other countries due to differences in legislation and research infrastructure.
High level topics (or chapters) covered include:
- Data management planning (the data, rights, confidentiality and data security, file formats and programs, documentation on data processing and content, lifecycle, data management plan models)
- Copyrights and agreements
- Processing quantitative data files
- Processing qualitiative data files
- Anonymisation and personal data including policies related to ethical review of human sciences
- Data description and metadata
- Physical data storage
- Examples 
The guidelines are also available in FSD's Guidelines in DMPTuuli, a data management planning tool for Finnish research organisations. It provides templates and guidance for making a data management plan (DMP).

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
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Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Copyright of data
Data management
Data management planning
Data management planning tools
Data privacy
Data storage
Social science data
Subject Discipline - subject domain(s) toward which the learning resource is targeted: 
Medicine and Health Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Text - an explanation of a concept or a story using human readable characters formed into words, usually distinguished from graphical images.
Contact Organization(s): 
Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
Educational Info
Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Instruction - detailed information about aspects or processes related to data management or data skills.
Learning Resource Type - category of the learning resource from the point of view of a professional educator: 
Text - body of a printed work, to include reading passages.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Data manager
Early-career research scientist
Graduate student
Research scientist
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
Up to 1 hour