A requisite for proper offboarding is the capturing of researcher institutional and project knowledge. Researchers should document essential information related to projects and datasets in a Knowledge Transfer File. This ensures projects can continue following researcher departures and enhances research consistency and efficiency. The Knowledge Transfer File should be used in tandem with the RDM Offboarding Checklist, but it can be introduced at the start of a project or as a researcher enters a new lab. 

Download and use the checklist from Open Science Framework: Word Document or PDF.

Closing Out Your Research: Managing Data Transfer Between Collaborators Slide Image
RDM Seminar Recorded Spring 2024
Watch the following video to learn about the knowledge transfer process
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