The role of Research Data Services, consisting of research data management, data curation and data stewardship, and data literacy education in supporting Research 2.0 is examined. Besides this, theory and principles, as well as selected examples of best practices in the relevant fields are presented.
A literature-based overview of actual insights on tasks and roles that academic and research libraries have to fulfil in order to react to the developments generated by the appearance and growing importance of Research 2.0 is provided. Taking the wide spectre of related issues into account, the discussion is limited to research data services.
Even though Research 2.0 is evolving in different countries and some local environments in dissimilar ways, its data-intensive nature requires the helping presence of academic libraries and librarians. Being an emerging phenomenon, it will undoubtedly take several different shapes as it works itself out in time, but librarians should try to discover service niches, which may not be covered by other academic organizations, or their coverage is only partial or even unsatisfactory.
Taking the wide spectre of issues into account, the review of literature is limited to the period between 2014 and 2016.
The paper intends intends to add to the body of knowledge about the relationship between Research Data Services and Research 2.0, as well as about the association between the components of the former.