In this series, members of the RDS team share links to research data-related stories, resources, and news that caught their eye each month. Feel free to share your favorite stories with us on Twitter @UWMadRschSvcs!
Good data management practices don’t only involve how you treat your data when you’re actively working with it, but also involve what you do when your research project has terminated and you are ready to archive and share your data. When identifying a repository for the final version of your data, you should consider the repository’s stability, any discipline-specific expectations, and any associated costs.
A group of colleagues from the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School recently published a commentary piece in Nature, “Credit data generators for data reuse,” that encourages researchers and others working with data to place increased emphasis on the origins of data as a way to track its origins as well as its reuse (who created and who reused it).
Several people in leadership positions for the NSF’s research directorates and the Offices of Integrative Activities and International Science & Engineering recently came together to write the latest Dear Colleague Letter, Effective Practices for Data. This letter was written to describe effective research data management practices and encourage NSF-funded researchers to implement them.
What Is Recogito?
Recogito, developed and maintained by the digital humanities initiative Pelagios Commons, is a tool for collaboratively annotating source text, tabular data, and images, and makes those sources more easily discoverable on the Web. In 2018, it won the DH Award for Best DH Tool. (more…)