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Understanding Data Management Planning and Sharing: Perspectives for the Social Scientist

  • Michele ReillyEmail author
  • Santi Thompson
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the access, sharing, and discovery of research data from the perspectives of two information professionals who frequently work with social science researchers at universities in the United States. It provides a macro-discussion about data management lifecycle and best practices, using data-sharing projects, platforms, and competencies as examples. Organized around the lifecycle, this chapter provides an overview of best practices in data management planning and sharing for social scientists. It will review the research data and sharing lifecycle as well as the relationship between social science researchers and librarians. It will conclude with how this partnership can assist in data collecting, sharing, and storing methods that comply with data management requirements.

Keywords

Research data management Data management planning Data storage Data archiving Data sharing Data collection Metadata Copyright Data deposit Research lifecycle 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Arkansas LibrariesFayettevilleUSA
  2. 2.University LibrariesUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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