The University Computing Centre of the University of Zagreb SRCE has published a Handbook on research data management entitled "Research data - what to do with it?"
that provides instructions on how to manage research data for efficient sharing and reuse in accordance with FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) principles. The handbook is suitable for students, librarians and anyone interested in the topic of research data management, and it is publicly available (in Croatian).
The handbook follows the life cycle of research data and provides guidance to researchers on data management before, during and after research. The first part of the handbook explains the process of DMP (Data Management Plan) creation, which ensures that data is preserved and usable after the end of the project. The second part deals with the phases of data collection, processing and analysis and includes the topics of naming and organization, versioning, storage formats, documentation, metadata and reliable storage of research data. The third part covers topics related to the management of research data after research finish, and relate to the phases of permanent storage, sharing and use of data and deals with personal and sensitive data management, defining the right to use (license) data, aspects of permanent storage such as recommendations for selecting the appropriate repository and the correct ways of citing research data. Each chapter of the handbook includes a list of useful tools that make it easier to manage and work with research data.
The handbook was created as part of the RDA Europe 4.0 project in cooperation with the University Library Rijeka, the University Library Split, the City and University Library Osijek and the National and University Library in Zagreb and was presented as part of this year's PUBMET2020
conference on scientific communication in the context of open science held in September 2020 under the auspices of OpenAIRE.
Handbook on research data management