Home Resources RDM Starter Kit

This page is supposed to serve as a Starter Kit for research data management (RDM). It lists resources designed to help researchers get started to organize their data.

This list has been prepared with utmost care by the GO FAIR International Support and Coordination Office (GFISCO). Yet, it makes no claim to completeness and is provided for informational purposes only. The GFISCO bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external links provided below.

Where to find a suitable research data repository and RDM support

  • FAIRsharing: searchable curated registry of databases, repositories, (inter-related to) data/metadata standards, and data policies by journals/publishers and funders (International)
  • RatSWD: 31 data centers accredited by the German Data forum according to uniform and transparent standards (Germany)
  • re3data.org: Registry of Research Data Repositories with detailed information about over 2000 research data repositories (International)

Research Data Management Plans

Information about Persistent Identifiers (PID)

  • DOI: List of current DOI registration agencies provided by the International DOI Foundation
  • Handle: Assigning, managing and resolving persistent identifiers for digital objects and other Internet resources provided by the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
  • PURL: Persistent  Identifiers developed by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). Since 2016 hosted by the Internet Archive
  • URN: List of all registered namespaces provided by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA)

Information about licenses

  • License Chooser: Tool that helps to select and apply a license to a resource, provided by Creative Commons

Helpful webpages and presentations for Research Data Management