Make your data count

New guide on depositing shareable survey data from UK Data Service

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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John is the Bodleian Data Librarian and Subject Consultant for Economics, Sociology and Social Policy & Intervention. He advises researchers on research data management and digital archiving and is working with others to co-ordinate the University’s implementation of RDM infrastructure.