UKDA Costing Tool

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Tool

Homepage: http://www.data-archive.ac.uk/create-manage/planning-for-sharing/costing


The UK Data Archive has developed a simple activity-based costing tool that can be used for the following option of costing data management in the social sciences:

-additional expenses - above standard research procedures and practices - that are needed to make data shareable beyond the primary research team are measured by:

   identifying all data management activities and steps required to make data shareable, e.g. based on a data management checklist
   costing each activity in terms of people's time or the physical resources needed such as hardware or software