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The CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance

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Language(s): English

The CARE Principles were formulated to complement the FAIR Principles with an important research ethics aspect. The topic is explained in an introductory way and via the page one can obtain both a summary and a detailed presentation (each as a PDF).

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Research ethics principles and review procedures in the social and economic sciences

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Language(s): German

The Council for Social and Economic Data's 2017 handout is "a first step towards a discipline-wide and interdisciplinary understanding of research ethics principles and review procedures in the German-language social and economic sciences."

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Legal aspects of research data management

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Language(s): German

The chapter written by Anne Lauber-Rönsberg in the Practical Handbook on Research Data Management (2021) summarizes the legal framework of FDM. The focus is on copyright law, the regulations of good scientific practice, service and labor law, and data protection law.

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Human remains in the repository. Recommendations for care and use (2021)

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Language(s): German

These recommendations for daily collection work in the areas of care, indexing and research, as well as use for teaching and exhibitions, are aimed primarily at those who have not previously worked with human remains, or have done so only rarely.

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Handling of human remains in museums and collections (2021)

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Language(s): German

This 2021 guide from the German Museums Association provides important guidance for collections dealing with issues related to the management, presentation, and restitution of human remains.

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Dealing with collection items from colonial contexts (2021)

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Language(s): German

The guideline of the German Museums Association on dealing with collections from colonial contexts provides information and working aids for collections in researching, documenting and presenting objects and in cooperating with societies of origin.

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Data protection law – The "5 Safes"

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Language(s): English

The "5 Safes" is a concept in data protection developed in the United Kingdom to help in the development of an effective data protection concept.

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Data protection law – KonsortSWD Sample contract data use

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Language(s): German

The model contract serves as a basis for researchers to generate their own data use contracts or to identify needs and translate them into legal texts.

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Data Protection Law – EOSC Pillar: Legal Compliance Guidelines for Researchers

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Language(s): English

EOSC Pillar: Legal Compliance Guidelines for Researchers is a checklist for researchers to design research projects in compliance with data protection law. In addition to data protection law, the checklist also takes into account other legal issues of intellectual property law.

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Data Protection Law – Data Protection in Research Practice

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Language(s): English

The tutorial is a detailed, research-related introduction to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The principles of the GDPR are presented as well as the "ELDAH consent form wizard" (help for creating correct consent forms for data processing).

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Data protection law – BERD@NFDI: Assistant to consent as legal basis under data protection law

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Language(s): English

This tool helps to implement the planned consent in a legally compliant manner. The result is therefore permissible, valid consent if the aspects and requirements from the GDPR (and, if applicable, the BDSG) contained in the wizard are complied with.

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Data protection law – BERD@NFDI: Assistant for checking the scope of application under data protection law

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Language(s): English

The tool allows researchers to independently determine whether and how they process personal data. In this way, the responsibility remains with the researchers and the assessment takes into account all the details of the research activity.

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Data Protection – Handbook of the SWD Council

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Language(s): German

In 2020, the Council for Social and Economic Data put the second edition of its handout on data protection online. It summarizes the basics of data protection law and provides an excellent introduction to the subject, including easy-to-understand examples.

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Copyright – Which Creative Commons license is right for me?

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Language(s): German

The website, which specializes in continuing education, offers an interactive questionnaire here that guides one toward the appropriate Creative Commons license for one's project.

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Copyright – Rights Statements

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Language(s): German

If protected material is to be put online, there are modules on the Rights Statements page for corresponding information. This expresses, for example, that licences have been obtained, but that subsequent use is not possible without further ado.

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Copyright – iRights

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Language(s): German

iRights is an information platform and online magazine on law in the cultural sector, with a focus on copyright, data protection and Open Educational Resources (OER). Cultural heritage institutions are a special target group. iRights e. V. is the sponsor.

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Copyright – Guide to image rights in art historical practice

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Language(s): German

Der Verband Deutscher Kunsthistoriker hat einen Leitfaden zu Bildrechten in der kunsthistorischen Praxis online gestellt, der verschiedene Nutzungsszenarien und die damit zusammenhängende Rechtslage erläutert (aktualisierten Auflage von 2022).

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Copyright – Creative Commons FAQs

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Language(s): German

The Creative Commons offer a licensing toolkit that has been widely used in the cultural sector. The carefully compiled FAQ on this package covers not only the basics and basic questions, but also many specific topics.

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CARE – Traditional Knowledge Labels

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Language(s): English

Traditional Knowledge Labels help to implement the CARE principles. Via the page one gets a detailed explanation and further explanations of the TK labels.

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CARE – Traditional Knowledge Label

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Language(s): English

The initiative, founded in 2010, has developed labels that document standards for the consideration of indigenous interests in FDM: the Traditional Knowledge Label (relevance of indigenous forms of knowledge) and the Biocultural Label (expectations of biocultural data…

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