Five facts about Research Data Management from Elsevier

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Open science can benefit research and society and drive research performance. Did you know Elsevier publishes open access, as well as having an active involvement in Research Data Management (RDM)?

Here are five things you need to know.


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FACT #1
Elsevier’s Mendeley Data platform supports the entire lifecycle of research data

The 5 modules that make up Mendeley Data are specifically designed to utilize data to its fullest potential, simplifying and enhancing your current way of working.

Mendeley Data was developed with institutional partners as a complete solution for managing and sharing research data.

It is a modular, cloud-based platform to manage the entire lifecycle of research data

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Mendeley Data helps your researchers to:

  • Discover relevant research data
  • Comply with funders' mandates
  • Prevent re-work
  • Save time searching, collecting and sharing data
  • Improve the impact of research and increase data reuse

In turn, Mendeley Data enables your institution to:

  • Provide transparency into the research lifecycle
  • Help researchers save time, increase collaboration and manage resources effectively
  • Increase the exposure of research and showcase research outputs
  • Keep track of where data is stored and shared both within and outside an institution

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FACT #2
Researchers own and control data Elsevier does not

Mendeley Data allows researchers to keep data private, or publish it under one of 16 open data licenses.

Our cloud hosting environment provides industry-standard security certifications, while also integrating seamlessly with local storage infrastructure. Sixteen open data licenses are available, including; CC BY 4.0, MIT and CeCILL.

This means that:

  • Open data will stay open
  • Private data will stay private and secure
  • Research data is enhanced, enriched and managed

FACT #3
Mendeley Data is an open system

It’s a flexible platform – modules are designed to be used together, as standalones, or combined with other RDM solutions.

Mendeley Data integrates through open APIs with other RDM tools and is part of the Elsevier ecosystem of research intelligence solutions, helping your institution to maximize its investment value. For example, researchers can sync their datasets using Pure, Elsevier’s research administration system, or with Scopus to discover publications and datasets in one place.

It’s a flexible platform – modules are designed to be used together, as standalones, or combined with other RDM solutions.

Mendeley Data's principle for open data closely follows Elsevier’s vision for the information system supporting research, with its emphasis on putting users in control, interoperability and use of multiple sources. Through open APIs the platform integrates with other RDM tools and is part of the Elsevier ecosystem of research intelligence solutions, helping your institution to maximize its investment value.

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  • Researchers can sync their datasets using Elsevier’s research administration system Pure. Later this year, we’re also planning to include projects, grants and equipment syncing
  • Mendeley Data is an integral part of the Mendeley ecosystem, with access granted via a single login

Mendeley Data integrates with other RDM tools via open APIs:

  • DANS provides long-term preservation of published datasets
  • OpenAIRE indexes Mendeley Data Repository
  • Mendeley Data Repository links articles using the Scholix framework
  • DataCite provides a mint DOIs for Mendeley Data Repository, and datasets and metadata are indexed in Data Search
  • Data Search indexes 35+ repositories including; Zenodo, DRYAD, PANGAEA and ICPSR

FACT #4
Mendeley Data can increase the exposure and impact of research

Unlike other data search engines that only index metadata, Mendeley Data search indexes over 10 million datasets from more than 35 repositories, including Zenodo, DRYAD, PANGAEA and ICPSR. This makes it easier for your researchers to accurately find relevant data and increase the number of citations their work receives.

FACT #5
Elsevier is an active participant in the open data community

Elsevier partners with the open data community—we are currently working on more than 20 projects globally.

Sharing and using research data can increase the impact, validity, reproducibility, efficiency and transparency of research. Elsevier contributes to the research data community in many ways, including:

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