Sharing data and doing data management is not cheap or easy.SO PUT IT IN YOUR GRANT
Many researchers are worried about sharing data and doing data management. This is because its undoubtedly a time consuming and expensive task. In most research projects, its a task that is already being done, often by a combination of administrative staff, PhD. or Master's students and the PI. It's not always central to the research and it can feel like a burden. This is a burden that the e-research office was designed to help alleviate. If you include the office in your grant at the application stage we will help you write a justification for data management.
We suggest that if your funder wants data shared and managed then they have to be prepared for that to appear in the funding proposal. We suggest that many funders are open to seeing money and time go towards this function. The first thing to say is that data management is a full-time job. If you have a large project, this is not something a PhD. student should be doing on the side. A research data manager will make your life infinitely easier.There are not a lot of people in South Africa specifically qualified in this field but luckily Wits is one of the few places that does offer these degrees.We also train data scientists and digital Arts researchers.
If your grant will not allow for this, then you can put it in as a consultation with statistician and informatics specialists. .It's especially important to budget for software, time to learn software and storage. As far as cleaning data goes and also data preservation, the library can offer services. However, we need to approve this in a data management plan so we can assure your funder that the resources are available and will be available for the term of the grant.
Data plans can help you:
These are all funder requirements. They also help manage the possible IP and ethics problems by preempting issues before the projects start.
A DOi looks like this https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/21758
The first part, the 10. is the prefix; it the assigning organization. The secondary section refers to the journal, repository or university issuing the DOI, the last is unique to an item.
These are DOI that are strings of text which always( well almost always) go back to the right pages. They are registered with DOI.org and a lot of librarians put a lot of effort into ensuring that when you click that identifier will always take you to that dataset.Technically they are:
Follow the links below to access data management plan resources at other institutions: