[CODATA-international] New tool for evaluating your RDM offering launches

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Thu Nov 29 02:26:05 EST 2018

Institutions now have a new means at their disposal to aid them in
assessing their research data management initiatives, the Evaluating RDM

A collaborative creation, the tool was developed using the SPARC Europe *How
Open is Your Research service
the *Digital Curation Centre’s <http://www.dcc.ac.uk/> RISE Framework

“We wanted to create something that would go beyond providing initial RDM
guidance,” said SPARC Europe Director, Vanessa Proudman. “This tool should
help with the next phase, aiding institutions as they continue to improve
and evolve their RDM programmes and practices.”

As for how it works, users are invited to answer a selection of questions.
Based on their responses, three downloadable radar charts are generated
providing insights into: the breadth or range of RDM services provided by
the institution; the degree to which RDM services are being tailored to
specific users; and lastly, whether or not the initiatives are “sector

Marta Teperek, Data Stewardship Coordinator at TU Delft, described the
Evaluating RDM Tool as a “quick and easy means to help assess RDM readiness
at your institution and to visualise gaps.”

The tool is free to use. Any question regarding its use may be
directed to *info at sparceurope.org
<info at sparceurope.org>*.

*Try out the Evaluate your RDM Offering Tool




Asha Law | Program Assistant, CODATA | http://www.codata.org

E-Mail: asha at codata.org
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