Creators and and managers of large-scale surveys now have a compact guide to help them make their data more widely used by researchers following deposit at the UK Data Archive.
‘Depositing shareable survey data’ was developed by a specialist team at the UK Data Service with extensive input from UK government departments, academic survey owners and survey producers.
The 16-page handbook takes the reader through the full data journey, from fieldwork planning to post-project user access. Content is organised into five stages: Plan, Prepare, Negotiate, Deposit and Ingest. While the guide was specifically developed to support depositors of large-scale surveys at the UKDA and its dissemination by the UKDS, it also works as a useful tool for research data management generally.
Further information has been added to the section ‘Working with data – Data management tools’.
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