This page contains a compilation of resources that can guide and assist researchers applying RDM best practices to their research.
General Learning Materials
MANTRA is an online course with multiple modules on different components of Research Data Management (RDM)
RDMRose Learning Materials has a variety of sessions that explore different components and applications of RDM
UK Data Archive's Best Practices for Researchers is an informative document that addresses all components of RDM
University of Connecticut workshops and training materials on different components of RDM application
Planning & Preparing
MANTRA DMP Module provides a good introduction to data management and planning throughout the research cycle.
Data Curation Centre provides tips for starting a data management plan
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research US guidelines for creating an effective DMP
DMPOnline is an online DMP generator that follows UK funding and institutional requirements
DMPTool is an online DMP generator that walks researchers through USA funding and institutional requirements
Data Curation Centre direct link the word document for UK DMP
The following are all guidelines outlined by the funding agency with respect to data management and sharing!
Major Funding Agencies and Advancing Digital Scholarship in Canada Government of Canada (Tri-Councils) 2013 paper on Canadian advances in digital scholarship, specifically capitalizing on Big Data
Collecting, Processing, & Analyzing
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute has an example of some fairly extensive metadata that might be worth it to take a peak at.
Standards for Metadata
Glossary of Metadata Standards collection and description of several different metadata standards
Dublin Core the most widely accepted standards for research data metadata
DDC’s list of Discipline-specific Metadata Standards useful if your particular field of study requires additional pieces of information to better contextualize the research data
Dublin Core Metadata Generator creates a Dublin Core standard metadata for your research data
UK Data Archive general tips for storing your research data during and following your project
Handling Personal or Sensitive Data
University of Ohio's page with tips for handling sensitive data properly
Anonymising tips for anonymising sensitive or personal data to make it shareable
UK Data Archive acceptable data formats for long-term use and preservation of data
Preserving & Sharing
University of Oregon’s best practices for preserving and archiving data to prevent loss or damage
University of Wyoming discipline-specific data repositories
University of Oregon’s data sharing pages addresses best practices for sharing and provides information, considerations, and examples of different preservation and sharing permissions for research data.
Joint IP Policy policy paper that addresses intellectual property generated at McMaster University, Hamilton Health Sciences, and St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.
McMaster Industry Liaison Office (MILO) Copyright at McMaster list of policies and resources to help you better understand copyrights at McMaster University
Inetellectual Property Policies at Canadian Universities compilation of important information from intellectual property policies at many Canadian universities