Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS) Website
This website has been set-up to support dissemination of information on the “Keeping Research Data Safe (KRDS)” cost/benefit studies, tools and methodologies that focus on these challenges and long-lived data. Keeping Research Data Safe has been developed in two major phases funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee. The first Keeping Research Data Safe study (KRDS1) completed in 2008 made a major contribution to the study of preservation costs by developing a cost model and indentifying cost variables for preserving research data in UK universities. That work has had considerable impact and received international interest. The second Keeping Research Data Safe project (KRDS2) completed in December 2009, built on this previous work and identified and analysed longitudinal data on preservation costs and benefits associated with long-lived data. This has been added to Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.