LEARN Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management

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The LEARN Project's Toolkit of Best Practice for Research Data Management expands on the issues outlines in the  LERU Roadmap for Research Data (2013).  It is freely downloadable, and is a deliverable for the European Commission.  It includes:

  • 23 Best-Practice Case Studies from institutions around the world, drawn from issues in the original LERU Roadmap;
  • 8 Main Sections, on topics such as Policy and Leadership, Open Data, Advocacy and Costs;
  • One Model RDM Policy, produced by the University of Vienna and accompanied by guidance and an overview of 20 RDMpolicies across Europe;
  • An Executive Briefing in six languages, aimed at senior institutional decision makers.

The Executive Briefing of the LEARN Toolkit is available in English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, French and Italian translations.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
LEARN Project (Leaders Activating Research Networks)
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Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International - CC BY 4.0
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No fee
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Community standards
Data management
Data management planning
Published / Broadcast: 
Friday, May 5, 2017
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LEARN Project (Leaders Activating Research Networks)
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Contact Person(s): 
Rodney Amis
Contact Organization(s): 
LEARN Project (Leaders Activating Research Networks)
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Purpose - primary educational reason for which the learning resource was created: 
Professional Development - increasing knowledge and capabilities related to managing the data produced, used or re-used, curated and/or archived.
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Primary Source - artifact, document, recording, or other source of information created at the time under study and provides first-hand testimony or direct evidence concerning a topic under investigation.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Research faculty
Data manager
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Day (but less than 1 week)