The Research Data Management Working Group (RDM WG) was established out of two motivations. First, to help libraries secure a critical role in the 21st century scholarly information infrastructure and, second, to recognize research data as valuable academic resources that need to be managed, shared and preserved to foster research and science.
Research libraries can have a key role in Research Data Management (RDM), consisting of supporting the entire data life cycle through knowledge, skills, infrastructure and tools.
The RDM Working Group operates as part of LIBER’s Strategic Direction on Research Infrastructure, which in turn is one of the pillars of our 2018-2022 Strategy. Under our previous strategy, it operated as the Scientific Information Infrastructures Working Group.
- Exploring and developing library services regarding FAIR research data, such as support in data management during research projects, support with data archives/repositories to store and publish research datasets, and linking data to publications;
- Identifying best practices, fostering knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer, aiding in training and development of RDM services, and fostering collaborative science;
- Reaching out and seeking collaboration with other RDM initiatives to evaluate and support skills development as well as RDM infrastructures.
In its 2020 Workplan, the group has committed to: