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LCDI Canada. The Hague Declaration. LEARN: LEaders Activating Research Networks. Research Data Management Policy/Data Management Plans. LEARN Project is an ongoing project (2015-06-01 to 2017-05-31) funded under Horizon 2020.

LEARN: LEaders Activating Research Networks. Research Data Management Policy/Data Management Plans

LEARN aims to implement the LERU Research Data Roadmap and Toolkit to raise awareness of Research Data Management and Policy issues to institutions. LEARN encourages you to take part in Research Data Management Readiness survey! “The production of data is expanding at an astonishing rate: experts now point to an 4300% increase in annual data generation by 2020”(LEARN: Goals, Impact And Expected Results).In the age of the data deluge digital technology enables us to store petabytes of data and to make that available for sharing as open data.Managing research data has become one the contemporary challenges for research institutions while data sharing has the potential to dynamically transform the way that researchers work as it avoids costly duplication in the collecting of data and enables global research collaborations which otherwise would not be possible.

Last but not least. Save the date! Helsinki. European Commission. The European Commission took a big step towards open science in Europe.

European Commission

All projects receiving Horizon 2020 funding will have the obligation to make sure any peer reviewed journal article they publish is openly accessible, free of charge. The open access policy is summarized in a brief factsheet. NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance. NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance (Updated: March 5, 2003)

NIH Data Sharing Policy and Implementation Guidance

Digital Curation Centre. Research Data Sharing. SE_POS_SOC_OpenAccess_FIN.PDF. SPARC Research Data Sharing Policy. SPARC has received funding to establish an education/advocacy initiative focused on emerging policies for sharing research data - similar to our successful program in the Open Access space.

SPARC Research Data Sharing Policy

The aim of the project is to contribute productively to the process of shaping emerging funder policies and practices for sharing research data that are academy-friendly and promote the fullest possible accessibility and utility of research data. The initial phase of this initiative will be used to develop a strong understanding of the current status of research data sharing policy development, as well as identify a common set of principles that fully articulate the value of data sharing, and that can be used as a baseline - and a benchmark - for the development of data sharing policies and practices. Later phases will focus more on developing education/advocacy materials, tools, and community outreach. Current Advisory Committee Members include: Preserving Research Data in Canada. Large-Scale Data Sharing in Biological Research. In response to requests from the large-genome sequencing scientific community, the Wellcome Trust sponsored an international meeting in January 2003 to discuss pre-publication data release.

Large-Scale Data Sharing in Biological Research

Held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the meeting primarily brought together representatives of the producers of large-genome sequence data, the users of such data, funding agencies and scientific journals. The Wellcome Trust supports the recommendation made at the meeting for high-throughput, large-genome projects, which we consider to be community resource projects. Typically these will be multicentred, multifunded and international projects such as the Human Genome Project and the Mouse Genome Project. The Trust is pleased with the outcome of the meeting and the reaffirmation of the Bermuda Principles as regards large-genome sequencing projects. ANDS Discovery Services / Australian Research Data Commons. Who needs to know this?

ANDS Discovery Services / Australian Research Data Commons

This is a general introduction that is likely to be of interest to all users of ANDS, including researchers, their support staff, data centre and repository staff and the general public. ANDS' Vision. Toronto Stmt: Prepublication Data Sharing. Nature 461, 168-170 (10 September 2009) | doi:10.1038/461168a; Published online 9 September 2009 Open discussion of ideas and full disclosure of supporting facts are the bedrock for scientific discourse and new developments.

Toronto Stmt: Prepublication Data Sharing

Traditionally, published papers combine the salient ideas and the supporting facts in a single discrete 'package'. REF 2014: Guidance & Criteria. Managing Sharing Data.pdf. OA Repository Mandates and Policies. CIRSS Digital Humanities Data Curation. What is this?

CIRSS Digital Humanities Data Curation

The DH Curation Guide is a compilation of articles that address aspects of data curation in the digital humanities. The goal of the DH Curation Guide is to direct readers to trusted resources with enough context from expert editors and the other members of the research community to indicate to how these resources might help them with their own data curation challenges. Each article provides a short introduction to a topic and a list of linked resources. Structuring articles in this way acknowledges the many excellent resources that already exist to provide guidance on subjects relevant to curation such as data formats, legal policies, description, and more.

JISC Guides Directory. ResearchNet - RechercheNet. NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools. SciVal Funding. Funder Registry - Crossref. A veritable who’s who of funders worldwide, the Crossref Funder Registry is a unique taxonomy of grant-giving organizations.

Funder Registry - Crossref

A freely-downloadable file, this registry lists funders and their unique identifiers. It is CC-0 and available to integrate with your own systems. The registry is updated approximately monthly with new funders. Existing entries are also reviewed to make sure that they are accurate and up to date. If you spot anything that doesn’t look right please get in touch and let us know. You can also download a .csv file of the Funder Registry. Benefits. Crossref Funder Search. Fedgov & foundation grants. 4C Project. UK Data Archive - HOME. OpenAIRE. OA Science e-Print Archive. Shared Stewardship of Research Data (Canada) Scholars Portal Dataverse. ICPSR. Digital Preservation Network. COAR – Confederation of OA Repositories. International Image Interoperability Framework. Research Data Repositories. Digital Preservation.

CRL supports libraries' efforts to provide affordable, persistent access to traditional and digital resources.

Digital Preservation

This support accords with CRL’s mission to ensure the availability of the knowledge resources vital to research and learning in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. In this role CRL gathers and shares information about the archiving of print and digital resources of interest to its community. CRL research, analysis, and reports are designed to help research libraries make informed decisions, and optimize returns, on their investment in traditional and digital collections. CRL efforts in this arena have received major support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. APTrust Wiki. DuraSpace. Harvard Dataverse. Academic Preservation Trust. Dataverse Project. Chronopolis Digital Preservation Network_UC San Diego.

CLOCKSS. The CLOCKSS Archive A Trusted Community-Governed Archive AAAS participates in CLOCKSSMore details Elsevier adds ebooks to preservationMore details CLOCKSS Archive certified as Trusted Digital Repository; Garners top score in Technologies... More details. Curation Costs Exchange. OpenDoar - Directory of OA Repositories. VIVO Registry. SIOR. Social Impact Open Repository - U Barcelona. SIOR (Social Impact Open Repository) is an open access repository to display, share and store the social impact of research results. Achieving impact is a growing demand from society to science and to scientists, but this information had not yet been systematically gathered and registered. SIOR is the first open access worldwide registry on social impact, a non-profit initiative to enhance scientific research with social impact. JISC Digital Repositories.

Digital Research Tools. EZID Repository Index. This is a partial list. A complete list is also available. UC Berkeley Library (on behalf of the UC Berkeley campus) The UCB Library licenses the EZID service for Berkeley researchers. Sponsored accounts: Scientific Paper of the Future. Innovations in Scholarly Communication.

Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data. Citation: Goodman A, Pepe A, Blocker AW, Borgman CL, Cranmer K, Crosas M, et al. (2014) Ten Simple Rules for the Care and Feeding of Scientific Data. PLoS Comput Biol 10(4): e1003542. Editor: Philip E. Bourne, University of California San Diego, United States of America. Data Management Plans. Connecting Research and Researchers. RDM Training. Collaboration is the key to access: A scientific publisher’s view. April 2016 By Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Attorney, Lenz Caemmerer, Basel, Switzerland, Legal Counsel to STM: The International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers Scientific, technical and medical (STM) publishers operate in one of the most dynamic and innovative fields, one which combines scholarly communication and information technology.

They use licensing to make content available both to individual readers and to those affiliated with libraries, research and educational institutions, or corporations. Publishers are able to license the use of the content they publish on open access terms (i.e. free of charge, unrestricted access and unrestricted reuse) to targeted readers and the wider public. Licensing partners include consortia of institutional libraries, and sometimes an entire region or country may establish a national or regional license to ensure readers have ready access to content within a geographically defined area.

Patient information. Thinkchecksubmit. QOAM - Quality Open Access Market. SPARC Author Addendum. Your Work. Your Rights. When you decide to publish an article in a peer-reviewed journal, you own the full copyrights to that article. If you publish in an open access journal, you retain your full copyrights. Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright. Resources Providing Guidance on Academic Use of Images I.

See DIRC - Digital Image Rights Computator ( for query-based media IPR assessment – sascott

Resources Produced by the VRA-IPR Committee i. Digital Image Rights Computatorii. Image Collection Guidelinesiii. II. II A. JISC SHERPA links. DIRC - Digital Image Rights Computator. Smith KL_IP Handbook_2014. Journal Metrics. Menage a Quoi? Optimal Number of Peer Reviewers. Abstract Peer review represents the primary mechanism used by funding agencies to allocate financial support and by journals to select manuscripts for publication, yet recent Cochrane reviews determined literature on peer review best practice is sparse. Scimago Journal & Country Rank. Bibliometrics: Leiden Manifesto for Research Metrics. Illustration by David Parkins. McMaster Library. Some open access journals charge authors a publishing fee.

Succinct guide explains open access publishing and institutional repositories. For researchers, the Open Access Interactive Tool offers quick assessment of scholarship compliance with Canadian Tri-Agency funding policy. – sascott

Document Metrics. SHERPA/RoMEO - Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving. Papers/Articles (General) ePrints: Self-Archiving FAQ - BOAI. DataCite Index. US Gov. Dept of Energy. Columbia Center for Digital Research and Scholarship. ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit. Below are some examples and case studies of scholarly communication initiatives. To provide context for these case studies, the associated institutions’ Carnegie classifications (RU/VH, Master’s L, etc.) have been indicated, where appropriate. Harnad, S. (2001) The self-archiving initiative.

Unlike the authors of books and magazine articles, who write for royalty or fees, the authors of refereed journal articles write only for 'research impact'. Elsevier - Article of the Future. DMP Assessment Tool - Purdue. Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science (CNS) Center, Indiana University. OS Scientific Collaborative Platform. DARIAH-DE - Reproducible Research Model. UK Uni Consortium.

GRID - Global Research Identifier Database. EU Research Infrastructure.