The DCC (Digital Curation Centre) in the UK has recently released an introductory guide called "5 Steps to Research Data Readiness".
To quote their site:
"This introductory guide to the tools and services available through the DCC will allow IT managers to begin identifying the support they need, not only from the DCC but also from other stakeholders at their institution. By working through the 5 steps IT managers will be able to establish the strengths and weaknesses of the services they currently offer and work towards offering the Research Data Management service increasingly demanded by institutions and researchers."
This guide can be accessed via: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/node/9398