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Research Data Management


Original picture CC By-NC 2.0 Janneke Staaks

A guide on managing, organising,
sharing and preserving research data.

Research Data at the Graduate Institute

Do you have a question or wish to set up an appointment? Are you looking for hands-on support to prepare your data for publication?
Please contact us:

The research data team includes people with different skills:

  • Guillaume Pasquier and Claude Aeschlimann from the Library can help with everything related to data preservation, planning and metadata.
  • Dominic Eggel of the Research office is the specialist for everything related to ethics and specific grant processes (SNSF, ERC, etc.).
  • Céline Vilmen (Library) is our Data Protection Officer and can answer your questions related to legal aspects of data (copyright and personal data).
  • Samuel Sobrino from the IT service can help with any questions related to the Institute's data infrastructure.

Are you looking for information about the SNSF Data Management Plan Template? This should help. We can also give you feedback on demand.

Upcoming Trainings at the Graduate Institute

  • The SNSF Data Management Plan (Friday 20 September 2019, 12:30 in room P1-847 - registration)
  • Sharing data on a FAIR repository (to be confirmed)
  • Long-term file preservation (to be confirmed)
  • Data security (to be confirmed)

Past presentations (will be renewed):

  • Naming and organising files 
  • Data storage and backup
  • Metadata and documentation

Other resources

The University of Edinburgh created a free online course called MANTRA. It is highly recommended. 

The UK Data Archive has also published a guide on Managing and sharing research data: best practices for researchers (2011), and later an expanded book on the subjectManaging and sharing research data : a guide to good practice / Louise Corti et al. (Sage, 2014) ISBN 978-1-4462-6725-7.

The Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) created a data management expert guide that will complement the one you are currently reading. The ICPSR also has a Guide to social science data preparation and archiving, which focuses on their platform, but might be useful for all social science researchers.