Review of the State of the Art of the Digital Curation of Research Data

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Abstract

The digital curation of research data is best understood in the context of the data lifecycle, and specifically in the context of data repositories. Disciplinary data centres have established requirements for deposited data, and these requirements are increasingly reflected in requirements and guidance issued by research funding bodies. The digital curation community is active in helping researchers and institutions meet these requirements, producing not only further guidance but a suite of useful standards, technologies and tools. Collectively, these provide a wealth of resources on which the ERIM Project may draw.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Bath
Number of pages56
Publication statusUnpublished - 28 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameERIM Project Document
No.erim1rep091103ab10

Keywords

  • data deposit
  • data lifecycles
  • preservation metadata
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • Open Archival Information Systems
  • institutional repositories
  • research proposals
  • data centres

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    Ball, A. (2010). Review of the State of the Art of the Digital Curation of Research Data. (ERIM Project Document; No. erim1rep091103ab10). University of Bath.