What is a "Documentation of Data Collection"?
The Documentation of Data Collection explains the broader context of the Data, e. g. how, when and where the Data was compiled, what the Data means, and may contain ethical issues, empirical challenges, and epistemological approaches. Discuss Data does not offer strict guidelines for the Documentation of Data Collection, as it is open to different methods of documenting data collections. However, Discuss Data aims to develop some minimum requirements in order to allow for a sensible discussion and to enable secondary data analysis. In compiling the Documentation of Data Collection, Discuss Data suggests following the FAIR Data principles, which are aimed at making data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable.
Here you can find our Best practices for drafting a Documentation of Data Collection (including examples) and here we compiled a short checklist what might be included in a Documentation of Data Collection.
First steps: Overview
First steps for new users
- Edit License & Access
- Edit Metadata
- Edit Data Set Description & Add Tags
- Edit Dataset Description
- Dataset Publishing
- Edit Dataset Versions
- Manage Datafiles
- Edit Related Publications
- Data Set Upload
- Edit collaboration
- Edit Data Submission Agreement
- Best Practices for Data Submission
- Best Practices for the Documentation of Data Collection
- Checklist for the Documentation of Data Collection
- Best Practices for Discussion
- Best Practices for Curators
- Best Practices for Interviews
- Best Practices for Informed Consent
- Safeguarding Good Scientific Practice