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Research data management checklist

Good management of your research data improves the quality of the data and makes your data accessible and easier to find. The Centre for Digital Scholarship at Leiden University Libraries (UBL) has created a step-by-step plan for data management at every stage of your research. 

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Data management plan (DMP)

How do you write a good data management plan? The Centre for Digital Scholarship at Leiden University Libraries offers relevant training programmes and online checklists to help you handle your research data.

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Data management in grant applications

Most research funders ask you to include a section on data management in your grant application. The Centre for Digital Scholarship can advice you on how to write the data management section of your application.

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Data Management Support LUMC

LUMC has its own data management guidelines and support. Information and contact details for Advanced Data Management (ADM) can be found on Albinusnet, the intranet for LUMC.

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Reference management software

Reference management software is used to gather, store and organize references and make it easy to insert citations and bibliographies in your publication. Leiden University provides a campus-wide subscription to EndNote, but besides EndNote, open source tools like Mendeley and Zotero can also be used.

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Bulk storage for research data

For storing large amounts of project or research data on the university network that does not require high throughput, you can request bulk storage in blocks of 1TB.

If you need a smaller amount of storage, you can consider Cloud storage.

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Step-by-step plan for project management

Project management is essential to the succes of your research project. This step-by-step plan will guide you through the process.

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MRI Data Sharing Guide

When you share MRI data gained from research using MRI scanners, it is important to ensure that these data are well managed. Contact the Centre for Digital Scholarship for best practices for handling these sensitive data, including a flow chart containing information about sharing MRI data. 

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Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer (DPO) oversees data protection at the university to ensure the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance through all organizational units. The DPO also reviews if the organization processes personal data of data subjects (employees, customers, and other individuals) in a compliant way. Although the DPO works closely with the privacy office, he/she is not part of the office. The privacy office handles all operational matters, the DPO can audit them. 

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Long-term data retention

All research data must be retained securely for the long term. This means that the integrity, availability and – where necessary – confidentiality of the data must be guaranteed.

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Data Management Regulation

Are you looking for Leiden University's policy on the management, storage and provision of research data? You will find it in Leiden University’s Data Management Regulation. It also offers advice about how to draft relevant faculty policy.

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Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

Before you start processing any data, you must assess the (potential) privacy risks in the Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). In the DPIA you have to explain the collection, access, protection and storage of data.

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Whenever you work with personal data, you need to keep a record of what is done with these data. Data-privacy rules are laid down in the GDPR. Your privacy officer will support you in complying with these rules. 

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Archiving and publishing data

Once your research is complete, you need to archive and publish your research and/or research data. The Centre for Digital Scholarship explains how to do this. 

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Research data services catalogue

The research data services catalogue contains information on all the facilities for data (storage) for your research. After consulting the catalogue you will be in a position to make well-considered choices about data management and data storage. 

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FAIR data and software

What is FAIR data? And what best practices can you use to make your data FAIR? Find it out during data management training sessions run by the Centre for Digital Scholarship within Leiden University Libraries.

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Protocols for collecting data at FSW

Researchers at the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences use equipment to acquire physiological data, track eye-movements and simulate sensations. To work with equipment you must adhere to our protocols.

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Online Scientific Integrity Module

This online module contains important theoretical and practical information regarding scientific integrity. It offers practical guidelines as well as information on research integrity, ethical standards for researchers, research ethics, questionable research practices, fabrication, falsification and plagiarism.

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Research network

A research network is a virtual network for self-managed equipment for research purposes. To ensure optimal security and speed the research network is functionally separate from the other networks.

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Research software for FSW

All lab computers at Social and Behavioural Sciences have packages of the most common research software installed. It's also possible to request other software to be installed on a lab computer, or your work computer. 

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Legal Support for research contracts

Are you looking for legal support on research contracts and intellectual property? Leiden University has legal counsels with different expertise areas who can give you information and advice. 

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LUMC Research Support Desk

LUMC researchers can contact the LUMC Research Support Desk (RSD). The RSD will forward questions to the right department or expert.

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Research funding support

Leiden University offers a broad range of support for finding, writing, and applying for research funding.

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Your research in the media

Research output is not only relevant to academia. It is also important to inform the public of the discoveries that our researchers make. Do you have research results that might be of interest to the general public or media? Contact your faculty’s communication department or the Science Communications Adviser, preferably before your paper is published, to discuss the possibilities. 

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Overview research facilities

Here you will find an overview of laboratories, equipment and other research facilities at Leiden University. Including availability, conditions and contact persons.  

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Scholarly information: library resources for your research

Would you like guidance on how to search for relevant resources for your research? In Leiden University Libraries' subject guides you can find an overview of databases, reference works and websites for research in a specific discipline. Need a book, database, journal or other materials the library doesn’t own? Submit your acquisition request.

Research funding by the Leiden University Fund (LUF)

Researchers at Leiden University can apply to the Leiden University Fund (LUF) for various grants. Including funding for academic projects or study trips overseas. 

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SURKO (Single user compute power on demand)

Single user computing power is a dedicated virtual (Remote desktop) high performance computer that allows researchers and their students to perform data analysis. Continuous operation without updates or restarts is guaranteed for either 4 or 8 weeks.

NOTE: This service is only available for staff of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

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