Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship

Handbook for Adequate Natural Data Stewardship

The Federation of Dutch UMCs (NFU) has developed this handbook to promote good data stewardship at the eight Dutch university medical centres (UMCs). HANDS was written by experts with knowledge of the current regulations and best practices for data stewardship. The handbook should help you become a good data steward. Please consult experts within your UMC or within your research field if you have questions about your own study.

This first chapter of HANDS explains the basics of data stewardship:

Chapters 2-6 list guidelines and practical measures that you will need to take in the consecutive stages of the research data lifecycle.

Figure: Research data lifecycle (adapted from: UK data archive)