Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook - cover image

Book Series


Connie Clare; Maria Cruz; Elli Papadopoulou; James Savage; Marta Teperek; Yan Wang; Iza Witkowska; Joanne Yeomans

Published On





  • English

Print Length

170 pages (xv+155)


Paperback156 x 12 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.47" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 16 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.63" x 9.21")


Paperback737g (26.00oz)
Hardback1118g (39.44oz)



OCLC Number





  • GPS
  • GP
  • KJMV6
  • UNC
  • UNF


  • COM021030
  • SCI043000
  • REF020000
  • SOC024000


  • Q180.55.E4


  • Effective Research Data Management
  • RDM
  • data
  • research integrity
  • reproducible research
  • support to researchers

Engaging Researchers with Data Management

The Cookbook

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.

Jenny Muilenburg

"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

Full Review


I. Introduction

(pp. 2–13)
  • Connie Clare
  • Maria Cruz
  • Elli Papadopoulou
  • James Savage
  • Marta Teperek
  • Yan Wang
  • Iza Witkowska
  • Joanne Yeomans
  • Iza Witkowska
  • Duncan Loxton
  • Elizabeth Stokes
  • Sharyn Wise
  • Wendy Liu
  • Connie Clare
  • Annemarie Hildegard Eckes-Shephard
  • Helene N. Andreassen
  • Yan Wang
  • Elli Papadopoulou
  • Ramutė Grabauskienė
  • Marta Teperek
  • Joshua Sendall
  • Hardy Schwamm
  • Dan Crane
  • James Savage
  • Connie Clare
  • Sacha Jones
  • Connie Clare
  • Yasemin Türkyilmaz-van der Velden
  • Connie Clare
  • Saskia van Marrewijk
  • Erik van Den Bergh