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Research Data Management (RDM)

RDM covers all the steps involved in the day-to-day management of data during the life of a research project:

Research Data Management (RDM)

RDM involves new and unconventional skills, such as:

=>New skills

Organising and naming files correctly so that they are easy to find and clearly identified by other team members

Creating regular backups to prevent data loss

Depositing data in a repository to make it accessible to the scientific community

Research Data Management (RDM)

Open Badges (OBs)

=>New skills

=>Recognising skills

OBs represent an opportunity to recognise and value these good practices.Unlike certificates or diplomas, OBs are more flexible and allow specific skills to be recognised.

Creating regular backups

Depositing data in a repository

Organising and naming files

RDM involves new and unconventional skills, such as:

Organising and naming files

Creating regular backups

Depositing data in a repository

How to associate OBs in research organisations?

So now, the question is

This is a role fora facilitator!

ResearchersPhDSupport staffEtc.

Data repositories

Training organisations

Scientific journals

Animate the

Create an ecosystem

Scientific organisations

It will be a question of setting up an ecosystem bringing together the actors, i.e. scientific institutions, with stakeholders such as training organisations, scientific journals and data repositories.

ResearchersPhDSupport staffEtc.

Data repositories

Training organisations

Scientific journals

Create an ecosystem

Scientific organisations

Because it is an interoperable system, the OB platform will be able to be connected on all sites and to attest the competences of the actors (researchers, PhD, Support staff, etc.) in the field of RDM.

ResearchersPhDSupport staffEtc.

Data repositories

Training organisations

Scientific journals

Create an ecosystem

Scientific organisations

For example, a training organisation could issue an OB to a PhD following a training course on RDM.

Or a data repository could issue an OB to a researcher following a dataset deposit.

ResearchersPhDSupport staffEtc.

Data repositories

Training organisations

Scientific journals

Create an ecosystem

Scientific organisations

... and animate it!

To function properly, this ecosystem needs to be animated, i.e. people need to motivate and support actors and stakeholders to engage in OB projects.

The role of these people, called "facilitators", is to encourage actors and stakeholders to set up an OB system and to help the project leaders to carry it out.

ResearchersPhDSupport staffEtc.

Data repositories

Training organisations

Scientific journals

Create an ecosystem

Scientific organisations

... and animate it!

A facilitator works within an organisation and is part of its staff. He or she may be a librarian, a member of a research support office, possibly a student and even a researcher.In all cases, the facilitator works with different departments within the organisation and sometimes externally with the organisation's partners on research projects.

But what does he have to do concretely?

So the facilitator animates the ecosystem...

That's a good question!

Facilitator's job

The facilitator's job will be to find opportunities. He or she will have to analyse the practices related to RDM in his/her institution and identify the people who carry them out.

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Finding opportunities

Facilitator's job

The facilitator's job will be to find opportunities. He or she will have to analyse the practices related to RDM in his/her institution and identify the people who carry them out.

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Finding opportunities

The result of this first step should be a shortlist of activities that can be attested by OBs.

A good knowledge of RDM processes and actors involved is necessary here!

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The second step is to find a research team or department that is willing to launch an OB project.To do this, the facilitator will have to explain what OBs are, how they can support competence management, and try to convince to involve in an OB project.

Explaining & convincing

A good understanding of the concepts behind OBs, what they are and what they are intended for is necessary here!Facilitators also have to know the new mapping of skills and competences involved in RDM compared to traditional practices.This knowledge can be gained by following the Oberred Moocs, as well as the other resources that will be available at the end of the project (2022): the RDM Competency Framework and the Practical Guide to the Implementation of Open Badges.

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Once an OB project for data management has been decided, the third step is to support the project. The facilitator will support all questions related to OBs.

Supporting the project

Which service to choose?Which metadata to include?How to connect the OB service to other platforms?Etc.

Note that the facilitator does not normally lead the project. The project leader must be chosen within the research team or among the partners.

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The facilitator will also carry out a precise analysis of the competences, skills and experiences evidenced by the badges, firstly to design the badgescorrectly, but also to feed into the RDM competences framework, which is one of the objectives of the Oberred programme.

Supporting the project

Which service to choose?Which metadata to include?How to connect the OB service to other platforms?Etc.

Skills to recognizeSkills to add into the RDM competences framework