The report examines models and terminology already in use to describe digital curation, digital repositories, data lifecycles and data
processing. It summarizes the guidance provided by research funders, data centres and curation specialists on curating digital data,
alongside any requirements they impose. Finally, it provides a brief
overview of standards and tools of particular relevance to the ERIM
project, and draws lessons from the introduction of a new curation
policy at the World Data Center for Climate.