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Delivering Research Data Management Services MOOC: Week 4 recap
Delivering RDM services - Repositories, metadata, sharing and legal issues
Meanwhile, we were introduced to the FAIR principles3 and that their relevance largely hinges on good metadata. Their growing significance means that increasingly there are mandates from institutional, national and funder level and we need to be more aware of how they can benefit RDM services. An exercise on using a registry of metadata4 analogous to that for repositories illustrated the huge variety of existing metadata standards out there and that should be adopted wherever possible to increase the value of any given data. Finally, we addressed licensing of data and how to disambiguate the rights of potential data reusers - repositories will of course have a large part to play in this since that is where the data will be accessed from. Creative Commons5 licences are the the most widely used for research data and their most “open” licences, CC06 and CC-BY7, are the favourites of the open science movement.
Next week is the final week of our MOOC and so we’ll be bringing together different elements of what has been learned in the previous four weeks with roadmaps - how to plan the next steps in service provision in your local context. We look forward to seeing you all there and having insightful discussion!
1. "CoreTrustSeal – Core Trustworthy Data Repositories." https://www.coretrustseal.org/
3. "FAIR Principles." https://www.go-fair.org/fair-principles/
5. "Creative Commons: When we share, everyone wins." https://creativecommons.org/
6. "CC0 - Creative Commons." https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/
7. "Attribution 4.0 International — CC BY 4.0 - Creative Commons." https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/