Test: Are you applying correct Data Stewardship?
Answer the questions in the below form to see if your way of working is in line with good Data Stewardship practices.
Who is the owner of the research data that is generated for your project?
Head of department/division
Board of the UMCU
If your laptop gets stolen right now, what would be lost?
Nothing, everything is backed up
A day's worth of work + data
A couple of days' of work + data
1 week - 4 weeks of work + data
1 month - 6 months of work + data
All data and work of my current project/PhD/Postdoc will be lost
If your master/PhD student leaves or falls ill...
You are able to get to their data quickly, as your student has worked systematically, archived datasets and workflows and taken care of metadata.
You would be able to find the data on the network drive after some searching
You wouldn't be able to find the data and analyses, because they are on the students computer
You would be able to find the data, but wouldn't know what to do with it
When looking back at the results of one of the first analyses you did in your project...
It would be very clear what version of script was used to generate the output, as it is included in the output files
You would know that version of script was used to generate the output, because you've written it down somewhere
You think it was a certain version of the script, but you cannot find any definite proof.
You wouldn't know what version was used to create the output.
If someone requests the dataset that is underlying one of your recent publications...
You would be able to provide them with the dataset right now
You would be able to provide them with the dataset in 2 years
You would be able to provide them with the dataset in 5 years
You would be able to provide them with the dataset in 10 years
You would be able to provide them with the dataset in 15 years
All of the above
You would need some time to put the dataset together and can provide it in a couple of days time
You would not be able to release the dataset
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