Editor Comments: “This tour guide covers all of the basics of data management from a social science perspective, in a way that is easy to navigate, clear, and succinct. I plan to share this resource with social science researchers at my institution.” —Sara Mannheimer
Target audience and mission
This tour guide was written for social science researchers who are in an early stage of practising research data management. With this tour guide, CESSDA wants to contribute to increased professionalism in data management and to improving the value of research data.
If you follow the guide, you will travel through the research data lifecycle from planning, organising, documenting, processing, storing and protecting your data to sharing and publishing them. Taking the whole roundtrip will take you approximately 15 hours. You can also just hop on and off.