CESSDA Expert Tour Guide on Data Management

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

Target audience and mission:
This tour guide was written for social science researchers who are in an early stage of practising research data management. With this tour guide, CESSDA wants to contribute to increased professionalism in data management and to improving the value of research data.
If you follow the guide, you will travel through the research data lifecycle from planning, organising, documenting, processing, storing and protecting your data to sharing and publishing them. Taking the whole roundtrip will take you approximately 15 hours. You can also just hop on and off.
During your travels, you will come across the following recurring topics:
Adapt Your DMP
European Diversity
Expert Tips
Tour Operators
Current chapters include the following topics:  Plan; Organise & Document; Process; Store; Protect;  Archive & Publish.  Other chapters may be added over time.

Authoring Organization(s) Name: 
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) - Research Data Netherlands
U.K. Data Services (UKDS)
Social Data Network (So.Da.Net)
Norwegian Centre for Research Data (NSD)
Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences (GESIS)
Finnish Social Science Data Archive (FSD)
Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS)
Czech Social Science Data Archive (CSDA)
The Austrian Social Science Data Archive (AUSSDA)
License - link to legal statement specifying the copyright status of the learning resource: 
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License - CC BY-SA 4.0
Access Cost: 
No fee
Primary language(s) in which the learning resource was originally published or made available: 
More info about
Keywords - short phrases describing what the learning resource is about: 
Data discovery and identification - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Data handling
Data lifecycle
Data management planning
Social science data
Workflows - Core Trustworthy Data Repositories Requirements
Published / Broadcast: 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Publisher - organization credited with publishing or broadcasting the learning resource: 
Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives European Infrastructure Consortium (CESSDA ERIC)
Media Type - designation of the form in which the content of the learning resource is represented, e.g., moving image: 
Presentation - representation of the particular way in which an author shows, describes or explains one or more concepts, e.g., a set of Powerpoint slides.
Contributor Name: 
Marina Noordegraaf
Writing – review & editing
Contributor Organization(s): 
Contact Person(s): 
Ellen Leenarts
Contact Organization(s): 
Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) - Research Data Netherlands
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: 
Course - series of units and lessons used to teach the skills and knowledge required by its curriculum.
Target Audience - intended audience for which the learning resource was created: 
Research scientist
Mid-career research scientist
Early-career research scientist
Research faculty
Intended time to complete - approximate amount of time the average student will take to complete the learning resource: 
More than 1 Week
Framework - A community-based organization plan or set of steps for education or training: 
FAIR Data Principles
Framework Node: FAIR: