The KRDS Benefit Analysis Toolkit: Development and Application

Neil Beagrie, Monica Duke, Catherine Hardman, Dipak Kalra, Brian Lavoie, Manjula Patel, Liz Lyon, Matthew Woollard

Abstract


This paper provides an overview of the KRDS Benefit Analysis Toolkit. The Toolkit has been developed to assist curation activities by assessing the benefits associated with the long-term preservation of research data. It builds on the outputs of the Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) research projects and consists of two tools: the KRDS Benefits Framework, and the Value-chain and Benefits Impact tool. Each tool consists of a more detailed guide and worksheet(s). Both tools have drawn on partner case studies and previous work on benefits and impact for digital curation and preservation. This experience has provided a series of common examples of generic benefits that are employed in both tools for users to modify or add to as required.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2218/ijdc.v7i2.230

The International Journal of Digital Curation. ISSN: 1746-8256
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