What type of research data will the research project produce? How will you store them and how can they be accessed?By thinking about these questions at an early stage and documenting your answers you will avert future problems as a researcher.The ICSU World Data System (ICSU-WDS) and the Data Seal of Approval have recently collaborated on the alignment of their respective sets of criteria for certification as a Trusted Digital Repository, and is in process of establishing a joint certification authority—the Core Trust Seal—to manage the certification process associated with it.
Whether your research is performed in a lab, in the field, or at the office, and with a large or small team, it inevitably involves research information, or data.
These data are valuable, and deserve to be properly managed.
Recent cases of data manipulation and fraud emphasize the importance of access to the original data.
By increasing awareness of research data management across the board—from funders, to researchers, to support staff—we can ensure that research data are handled properly, both in the present and future.
The importance of data for enabling science and for providing the necessary evidence base for action was necessarily both a major concern and discussion point during the meeting at which this historic vote was taken.
Access to high-quality data from multiple disciplines is needed to be able to understand and address the complex issues facing our global society.More data will be available for reuse, and more data will be reused.In the end, reuse of any form will help contribute to the solutions of today's grand challenges.The new 'voice of science' in the 21st century will need to champion the infrastructure required to ensure free and open access to data.Data stewardship cannot be achieved through pious statements or international accords, it requires the existence of data stewards—organizations that are funded and supported to provide professional support for data archiving, data analysis, and data sharing.The overall aim of this project was to identify principles and policy actions that can enable the establishment and maintenance of effective international data networks that are necessary to support a ...