Srce published a handbook about research data management called "How to Manage Research data?" which brings the best practices of research data management. The content of the handbook is suitable for students, librarians and anyone interested in the topic of research data management.
The handbook follows the life cycle of research data and provides guidelines to researchers for data management before, during and after research. The first part of the handbook is covering a data management plan (DMP) which ensures that data are preserved and usable even after the end of the project. The second part covers stages of data collection, processing and analysis and includes the topics of naming, organization, versioning, formats, documentation, metadata and reliable storage of research data during research. The third part covers topics related to the management of research data after the end of the research, such as sharing and reuse of data, management of personal and sensitive data, defining the right to use (license) data, aspects of long-term preservation and different ways of citing research data. Each chapter of the handbook includes a list of useful tools for managing research data.
The handbook was created as part of the RDA Europe 4.0 project activities in cooperation with University Library Rijeka, the University Library Split, the City and University Library Osijek and the National and University Library in Zagreb. It was presented as part of this year's PUBMET2020 conference on scientific communication and publishing in the context of open science.