Effective Research Data Management (RDM) is a key component of research integrity and reproducible research, and its importance is increasingly emphasised by funding bodies, governments, and research institutions around the world. However, many researchers are unfamiliar with RDM best practices, and research support staff are faced with the difficult task of delivering support to researchers across different disciplines and career stages. What strategies can institutions use to solve these problems? Engaging Researchers with Data Management is an invaluable collection of 24 case studies, drawn from institutions across the globe, that demonstrate clearly and practically how to engage the research community with RDM. These case studies together illustrate the variety of innovative strategies research institutions have developed to engage with their researchers about managing research data. Each study is presented concisely and clearly, highlighting the essential ingredients that led to its success and challenges encountered along the way. By interviewing key staff about their experiences and the organisational context, the authors of this book have created an essential resource for organisations looking to increase engagement with their research communities. This handbook is a collaboration by research institutions, for research institutions. It aims not only to inspire and engage, but also to help drive cultural change towards better data management. It has been written for anyone interested in RDM, or simply, good research practice.
The book is a refreshing addition to the RDM literature … the whole book is a quick and informative read, and there’s something to be learned in each case study. Each one has something that could be useful to institutions and staffs of all sizes, from small workshop-style events developed for a small audience, to university-wide partnerships and collaborations intended for campuswide impact. Anyone working with RDM engagement and education will find something useful and inspiring in these stories.
"Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook [Book Review]". Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication (2162-3309), vol. 9, no. 1, 2021. doi:10.7710/2162-3309.2415
III. How to Use this Cookbook
Finding Triggers for Engagement
Engagement through Training
Dedicated Events to Gauge Interest and Build Networks
Networks of Data Champions
Dedicated Consultants to Offer One-to-One Support with Data
Interviews and Case Studies
Engage with Senior Researchers through Archiving
List of Illustrations and Tables