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Tools & Related Links




  • Archer - a set of software management tools for research data (URL

  • DataCite – provides links to a range of research data (URL

  • DataFlow - tool for storing and sharing data (URL

  • DataHub and CKAN (URL)

  • DataONE - NSF funded. Preservation, discovery, analysis, Tools for scientists to manage data, orphan repository (adds extra metadata to datasets), cross-discipline good video (URL

  • Open Knowledge Foundation (URL

Licensing & Certification

  • Licenses (more

  • Data Seal of Approval - ensuring that data sets meet a specific set of requirements for future-proofing and long term management (more

  • Open Data Commons (more

Projects and Initiatives

  • 3TU.Datacentrum : knowledge, experience and tools to archive research data (URL)

  • Alliance for Permanent Access APA (URL

  • CODATA  (Committee on Data for Science and Technology) - Established by the International Council for Science and recognises that sharing of data is essential - shares a useful list of data  policies (URL

  • DANS – promotes access to research data (URL

  • Data Asset Framework - UK based project assisting organisations with managing their research assets (URL

  • DATABIB : collaborative, annotated bibliography of primary research data repositories (URL

  • Digital Curation Centre – a centre of expertise on data curation. Plenty of Briefing papers/resources for data managers (URL

  • Dryad  - Biosciences data repository. Only accepts data related to peer-reviewed articles (URL

  • EUDAT – a Europe-wide solution to data management (URL

  • Linked Data - a useful resource that sets out standards information and FAQs for linking online data (URL)

  • Open Exeter - Report on Data Asset Framework. The survey aimed to gather information about research data management practice and attitudes to Open Access across the University:  how researchers created data, where they stored their data, whether they backed up their data and what happened to their data when the project was finished. (URL)
  • PANGAEA - Repository for earth and environmental science (URL)

  • Panton Principles for Open Data in Science (URL)

  • RatSWD - German Data Forum on Research Data Centers and Data Service Centers (URL)

  • SURF Foundation - Enhanced publications project looks at six different cross-discipline projects. Interesting video too. (URL


  • Discipline specific metadata for data repositories. Includes useful use cases (URL)

Data Policies


  • Research Councils UK (URL

  • National Environment Research Council (URL

  • Edinburgh University research data management policy (URL

  • University of Oxford Research Data Management (URL

  • University of Northampton Research Data Policy (URL)

  • University of  Hertfordshire (URL

  • Alliance of German Science Organisations (URL
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