There is a helpful summary from Jisc here:
There are a number of research data management solutions around now. Loughborough University published a useful case study in Ariadne last year
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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ian Mulvany
Sent: 02 September 2016 22:43
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Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] University libraries supporting research databases/websites?
I don't currently reside in the library world, but this is a similar kind of question that a publisher might face when asked to support specific interactive additional material from a researcher.
First up, from the point of view of preservation, my advice would be to see if it is possible separate the data from the application, and then see if the data, as a standalone thing, can be deposited somewhere like zenodo, Datacite, figsahre or somewhere similar. You are usually good up to 10gigs of data.
My thinking is heading towards looking at containers to make these kinds of artefacts distributable and reproducible, but that often requires as much specialist knowledge to get working as to get the app itself working.
> On 2 Sep 2016, at 16:47, Companjen, B.A. <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I'm probably thinking about this too hard, but perhaps someone can shed a different light on this so here goes :)
> We are investigating if and how me and my colleagues at the university library's Centre for Digital Scholarship, in cooperation with central IT, should support researchers who want to present and possibly collaborate on their research data on the web. In the past researchers received little to no support and resorted to SharePoint (with support, but limited possibilities) or setting up a website on a department server, paying an external developer or putting a PhD student in charge. Some chose to use another institution's project website, others may have used a home server.
> I'm looking for examples of (university) libraries that provide support for hosting websites centered around data(bases), hoping to get answers for questions like:
> · how do you collaborate with researcher and IT?
> o do you help build websites or just guide the researcher through the IT department's offers?
> o do you collaborate closely with IT to provide this service?
> · do you offer managed websites in which the researcher has some degree of freedom to do anything she wants?
> o e.g. offer webhosting with a control panel like DirectAdmin/cPanel/… access and 'package manager' like Installatron/Scriptalicious?
> o e.g. offer a small range of software packages like WordPress, Omeka, MediaWiki, … and database management like phpMyAdmin or phpPgAdmin?
> · what kind of support would you offer for researchers' existing custom built websites and/or databases if the owner wants to transfer control to the library?
> Of course there won't be a single simple solution for all situations. For database hosting with a web UI we looked at the Online Research Database Service<http://ords.ox.ac.uk/index.xml>, but the University of Oxford are phasing out the service and will stop supporting the (open source) software. We are building an Islandora repository for various library collections and in some cases it might serve as virtual research environment too, but it isn't a natural fit for e.g. actively used relational data.
> Thanks for your help!
> Ben Companjen
> Digital Scholarship Librarian
> Centre for Digital Scholarship, UBL
> Universiteit Leiden
> Witte Singel 26/27, kamer 025
> Postbus 9500
> 2300 RA Leiden
> Telefoon +31 71 527 88 58
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