The complex landscape of data management can be bewildering for data producers, data archivists and data users alike and is one of the common challenges for the Humanities and Social Sciences that PARTHENOS sets out to address. Through the application of the FAIR Principles leading to the development of specific tools and guides to help all the stakeholders involved at each and every stage of the Research Data Lifecycle, PARTHENOS equips researchers to tackle this complexity.
The following products are provided to support those working with humanities data:
The PARTHENOS Guidelines
A comprehensive set of PARTHENOS Guidelines to FAIRify data management and make data reusable is focusing on the topic of common policies. This compact guide offers twenty guidelines to align the efforts of data producers, data archivists and data users in humanities and social sciences to make research data as reusable as possible based upon the FAIR Principles. Each guideline has recommendations for both researchers and archives as it is recognised that different priorities may apply to each case.
The guidelines result from the work of over fifty PARTHENOS project members. They were responsible for investigating commonalities in the implementation of policies and strategies for research data management and used results from desk research, questionnaires and interviews with selected experts to gather around one hundred current data management policies (including guides for preferred formats, data review policies and best practices, both formal as well as tacit).
The Policy Wizard
The Policy Wizard is a tool which helps researchers to discover which data policy applies best to their particular data. It allows the user to select an area of interest, for example History, and find a range of policies suggesting how data should be collected, processed, stored and shared with other researchers.