How-to Guides

'How-to' Guides provide working knowledge of curation topics aimed at people in research or support posts who are taking on new responsibilities  for managing and curating data. 

The guides offer practical introductions that build on the high-level basic awareness given in our 'Introduction to Curation' briefing papers.

The Curation Reference Manual takes this knowledge a further step, for those who need more in-depth understanding.

There are currently seven guides and more are planned:

All of our above "How to" guides are available in print and can be ordered from our online store!

We are also developing case studies to accompany the "How to Develop RDM services" guide.

You can find these under the Developing RDM services webpages.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please email us at or call our Help Desk on 0131 651 1239. We are always happy to respond directly to more specific digital curation enquiries.

Alternatively, if you’re not in an urgent rush, check back again soon. We regularly review and update our library as new research data management and preservation programmes bring to light additional resources for digital curators.