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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.

Muilenburg, J. (2021). Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook [Book Review]. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 9(General Issue), eP2415. https://doi. org/10.7710/2162-3309.2415

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.

Engaging Researchers with Data Management: The Cookbook

Connie Clare, Maria Cruz, Elli Papadopoulou, James Savage, Marta Teperek, Yan Wang, Iza Witkowska, and Joanne Yeomans
Open Reports Series, vol. 8 | ISSN: 2399-6668 (Print); 2399-6676 (Online)
170pp.  | 25 colour illustrations | 6.14'' x 9.21'' (156 x 234 mm) | October 2019
ISBN Paperback: 9781783747979
ISBN Hardback: 9781783747986
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781783747993
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781783748006
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781783748013
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781783748020
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0185
Subject codes: BIC: GPS (Research methods: general), GP (Research and information: general), KJMV6 (Research and development management), UNC (Data capture and analysis), UNF (Data mining); BISAC: COM021030 ( COMPUTERS/ Database/ Data Mining), SCI043000 SCIENCE/ Research & Methodology), REF020000 (REFERENCE/ Research), SOC024000 (SOCIAL SCIENCES/ Research); OCLC Number: 1193042399.

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I. Introduction
II. Methodology
III. How to Use this Cookbook

  1. Research Data Management Policy: The Holy Grail of Data Management Support?
  2. Finding Triggers for Engagement
  3. Engagement through Training
  4. Dedicated Events to Gauge Interest and Build Networks
  5. Networks of Data Champions
  6. Dedicated Consultants to Offer One-to-One Support with Data
  7. Interviews and Case Studies
  8. Engage with Senior Researchers through Archiving
List of Illustrations and Tables
Connie Clare, TU Delft, The Netherlands.

Maria Cruz, VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Elli Papadopoulou, Athena Research Center, Greece / OpenAIRE.

James Savage, University of Cambridge / University of Sheffield, The United Kingdom.

Marta Teperek, TU Delft, The Netherlands.

Yan Wang, TU Delft, The Netherlands.

Iza Witkowska, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.

Joanne Yeomans, Leiden University, The Netherlands.
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