RDA invites applications for RDA fellowship

The RDA (Research Data Alliance)/US Fellows Program engages early career scholars and professionals in the pragmatic, real-world challenges that are encountered in reducing the technical and social barriers to global data sharing. RDA/US Fellows receive travel funding to observe, learn, be ambassadors of RDA, and contribute to the overall bold mission of the Research Data Alliance. Fellows will be funded to attend three consecutive plenaries (18 months) to carry out a topic of research, outreach, or education of their proposing. Application is accepted until 20 July 2014. More information is available from here.

Case Studies on Research Data Management in Libraries

LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries) ’s Steering Committee on Scholarly Communication and Research Infrastructures has collected case studies, hosted by or with strong involvement of libraries in research data management. These studies describe policies and strategies that pave the way for the creation, institutional integration and the running of support services and underlying infrastructures. In addition, challenges and lessons learned are described, and ways-forward outlined.

The 11 case studies can be accessed here.

New Guide Released: Sharing Survey Data

The UK Data Service has released a new guide Depositing Shareable Survey Data

This 16-page handbook, developed by a specialist team at the UK Data Service with extensive input from UK government departments, academic survey owners and survey producers, will take you through the full data journey, from fieldwork planning to eventual user access. While the guide is specifically developed to support new depositors of large-scale surveys, the principles apply to a wide range of significant data deposits.