The SIM4RDM project strives for better policies in the area of managing research data on both the national and European level. The vision of SIM4RDM is to enable researchers to take full advantage of emerging data infrastructures in the European Research Area (ERA) by ensuring that they have the knowledge, skills and support infrastructures necessary to adopt good research data management practices. Effective management of research data is critical for generating sustainable scientific advances as well as for the preservation of this knowledge capital for future generations.
The project analyses existing funding programmes and policy interventions that encourage good research data management and based on this produces models, evaluation frameworks and policy recommendations that can be utilized by various stakeholder groups in order to improve their own data management practices.
SIM4RDM is a two year ERA-NET project funded by the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
The purpose of the SIM4DM project will be to coordinate actions across the EU and also to involve other international stakeholders to:
- share knowledge and experience in building support infrastructures and encouraging research data management practice
- determine required National, pan-European and Internatinoal level interventions which can be implemented by programme owners and managers
- determine models for co-ordinating such interventions as to ensure maximum impact implement and pilot an intervention model and evaluation framework
- build international consensus on long term strategy and policy in the area of research data