Research data management
The Research Data Management Kit (RDMkit) guides you through the whole data management life cycle and includes advice specific to your domain, your role and your country.
The FAIR Cookbook contains step-by-step recipes to accomplish specific data management tasks and to make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).
The Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) is an online tool that guides researchers and data stewards through their data management planning.
More data management guidance
- ELIXIR Deposition Databases (resources ELIXIR recommends for the deposition of experimental data)
- ELIXIR Recommended Interoperability Resources (resources ELIXIR recommends for connecting data to other scientific resources)
- The FAIR Guiding Principles for scientific data management and stewardship
- Recommendations for the FAIRification of genomic track metadata
- Recommendations for the formatting of Variant Call Format (VCF) files to make plant genotyping data FAIR
- Four simple recommendations to encourage best practices in research software
- General guidelines for biomedical software development
- Perspectives on automated composition of workflows in the life sciences
- Recommendations for the packaging and containerizing of bioinformatics software
- ELIXIR Software Management Plan for Life Sciences
- Ten simple rules for making a software tool workflow-ready
- FAIR Principles for Research Software (FAIR4RS Principles) (in collaboration with Research Data Alliance)
- Introducing the FAIR Principles for research software (with contribution from ELIXIR)
- Top ten metrics for life science software good practices
- Ten simple rules for making training materials FAIR
- Training in high-throughput sequencing: common guidelines to enable material sharing, dissemination, and reusability
- The ELIXIR-EXCELERATE Train-the-Trainer pilot programme: empower researchers to deliver high-quality training
- Ten simple rules for leveraging virtual interaction to build higher-level learning into bioinformatics short courses
Bioschemas encourages life scientists to use Schema.org markup in their websites, so that life science resources are easier to find on the web.
- DOME: recommendations for machine learning validation in biology
- Recommendations for connecting molecular sequence and biodiversity research infrastructures through ELIXIR
- Recommendations for establishing critical periodic scientific benchmarking
- Ten simple rules for selecting a bio-ontology
- Ten simple rules for carrying out and writing meta-analyses
- Ten simple rules to run a successful BioHackathon
- Ten simple rules to make your publication look better
- Ten simple rules for creating reusable pathway models for computational analysis and visualization
- Ten steps to get started in genome assembly and annotation
ELIXIR internal guidelines
The ELIXIR Handbook of Operations contains procedures, recommendations and guidelines for work within ELIXIR. It also gives an overview of the governance and administration of ELIXIR, plus the various technical operations and how they are funded. We also provide guidance on how to publish ELIXIR-related work and how to acknowledge ELIXIR funding and support.