Guidelines and best practices

Research data management

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    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.
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    The FAIR Cookbook contains step-by-step recipes to accomplish specific data management tasks and to make your data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable).
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    The Data Stewardship Wizard (DSW) is an online tool that guides researchers and data stewards through their data management planning.

More data management guidance

Software development


More guidelines

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    Bioschemas encourages life scientists to use markup in their websites, so that life science resources are easier to find on the web.
  • The ELIXIR Impact Toolkit helps demonstrate ELIXIR's performance and its value to the public. The Toolkit may be useful to similar organisations.

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.