drUM - Data Repository for the University of Malta

Monday, November 13, 2023

In a significant stride to foster innovation and collaboration, as well as, promote the implementation of Open Science practices and principles at the University of Malta (UM), the UM Library is pleased to announce the launch of a data repository, drUM.

Unveiled this October, drUM is a state-of-the-art data repository, providing a robust platform for UM researchers to deposit their research data. drUM represents a significant advancement in the field of Open Research Data and Research Data Management (RDM). At its core, RDM involves the meticulous planning, organisation, storage, preservation, sharing, and curation of data accumulated during research endeavours. It spans a wide array of practices, policies, and tools necessary for the effective and responsible management of data throughout its life cycle, from collection to documentation, and in adherence to ethical and legal standards. By employing adequate RDM practices, the UM is fostering collaboration, elevating research quality, and facilitating knowledge exchange. Through drUM, scholars can seamlessly upload and preserve their data, thus contributing to the advancement of good research data management practices. You can access drUM online.

For additional details about drUM, research data management, and any related inquiries, we encourage you to explore our Research Data Management page or get in touch with our experienced team at the Open Science Department. Thank you for joining us in our commitment to responsible and collaborative research practices.

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