IT specialists are essential to research data management. Without their knowledge, there would be neither technical infrastructure nor support when data issues get thorny. Yet IT specialists are not involved in the whole research data lifecycle. They can, indeed, provide support at different stages of the research project. However, a large portion of what we discuss in this toolkit won’t be directly relevant to them.
In this page, we gather topics on research data management of particular interest to IT specialists. Some content will be relevant to HEI-based staff, while other content will apply to infrastructure or service providers, too. Furthermore, this toolkit deals with research data management in the field of academic research. Thus, if you need material applicable to an enterprise context, this might not be the right place.
Because we do not expect most readers to be IT experts, this toolkit does not dive into the technical aspects of data management. Some technical sources are available in the Further reading sections. If you are looking for detailed information on our Open Research Hub, please visit the dedicated page.
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