Monday 13 December 2021
Report by E.A. Karvovskaya “Documenting Scientific Processes and Results"
Ms. Karvovskaya made a report “Documenting Scientific Processes and Results. Example from the Library of the Free University of Amsterdam" on the 1st of December 2021 within the framework of the seminar "Textology and Source Study of the East" (Free University of Amsterdam). The report was dedicated to working with digital data and preserving scientific data in the long term.
Research Data Management (RDM) is a developing area of knowledge. In the Netherlands the university libraries play an active role in it. They help the universities to solve two major storage challenges:
1) Investors, publishers, national and international scientific foundations are concerned about the safety and availability of scientific data in the long term. The universities value its reputation and tend to minimize the risks of data loss.
2) In Europe the legislation is strict on collection and storage of citizens personal data, and the universities strive to minimize the risks of non-compliance.
The report showed the way the expert knowledge on different aspects of scientific data was distributed among different departments of the university, as well as what role the library played in organizing practical assistance to the researchers.
Ms. Karvovskaya also offered in the report the ten best practices for working with digital data in science, based on the article [Briney, Coates & Gobe. 2020]) and links to useful thematic resources (links and descriptions are provided below).
Study materials and open access community of volunteers. Online collaboration sessions are held twice a year to learn how to use GitHub.
The Turing Way https://the-turing-way.netlify.app/welcome
An open and free program for researchers who want to make the results of their work more accessible and increase the interactivity of their projects. Participants from all countries and all disciplines (not only natural sciences) are accepted twice a year.
Open Life Science https://sites.google.com/vu.nl/open-science-escape-room/homepage
Training Materials: Solve puzzles to get out of the “closed room”. You can play in teams!
RDM Escape room
Kristin A Briney, Heather Coates, Abigail Gobe. 2020. Foundational Practices of Research Data Management