Working groups

LIBER Research Data Management Working Group

Introduction

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.

As Working Groups are the primary units to conduct work on the LIBER strategy, ours will operate under the Steering Committee for the direction, State-of-the-art Services, as defined in LIBER’s 2023-2027 Strategy.

 

Objectives
  1. 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;
  2. Identifying best practices, fostering knowledge exchange and knowledge transfer, aiding in training and development of RDM services, and fostering collaborative science;
  3. Reaching out and seeking collaboration with other RDM initiatives to evaluate and support skills development as well as RDM infrastructures.

 

In its 2024 Workplan, the group has committed to several priorities, outlined below:

 

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Are you interested in research and data, and how we can support research librarians in acquiring the training to manage it? Contact our Working Group Chair.

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The Working Group regularly organises workshops at key LIBER events, including the Annual Conference and the Winter Event. Read the Workshop reports:

The LIBER Research Data Management Working Group covers the following topics:

data stewardship, FAIR data, data curation, training, data repositories, RDM policies, and a DMP catalogue.

The group is also focused on upskilling LIBER libraries on data-related skills.

In 2023, the Working Group is planning to run webinars on the following topics:  data curation and libraries, FAIRification tools, and skills.

The Working Group is planning to offer guidelines on data curation, data-related skills and policies in libraries, and FAIR.

  • Guidelines

    The Working Group is planning to offer guidelines on data curation, data-related skills and policies in libraries, and FAIR.

  • Guidelines

    The Working Group is planning to offer guidelines on data curation, data-related skills and policies in libraries, and FAIR.

  • Guidelines

    The Working Group is planning to offer guidelines on data curation, data-related skills and policies in libraries, and FAIR.

  • Guidelines

    The Working Group is planning to offer guidelines on data curation, data-related skills and policies in libraries, and FAIR.