By developing publicly available, adaptive, and (re-)usable Domain Data Protocols (DDPs) that can be referenced for data management, the project aims to increase the quality of data management in the field of empirical educational research and to ensure the continued use of these research data.
The project will develop DDPs referring to the specific data type in concrete terms for all relevant aspects of research data management, including data quality, data preparation, data documentation, organizational aspects, compliance with legal requirements and the FAIR principles. It will support educational researchers by providing quality-assured and reusable data that meet all current research demands.
DDPs will enable more effective management of research funds and more efficient monitoring and evaluation processes. They will take into account different relevant assessment methods in empirical educational research, as well as guidelines for calculating costs for research data curation. The DDPs will be implemented with the Research Data Management Organiser, an open-source software for planning and carrying out research projects.
The project has now been completed and the protocols are available as a standardized data management plan for educational research (Stamp). It provides concrete instructions for planning, implementing, and documenting data management measures. The Stamp consists of a basic module and eight content modules. In the basic module, general information about the research project, the data, and the files to be managed are recorded. The basic module structures the data management and provides essential information, e.g. for applications, reports or reviews. The eight content modules provide concrete instructions for data management relating to research ethics, data protection, copyright, traceability, availability, long-term safeguarding and responsibilities, as well as efforts.