Blogs

Where are they now? An RDM update from the Open University

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is the Open University which was incorporated into our Institutional Engagement programme in autumn 2013. At that time the OU had only recently commenced an internal project to develop as institutional framework for the management of research data which was being led by Library Services. We catch up with Isabel Chadwick to find out what progress they have made in the last year:   The OU’s Research Data Management project ended in January 2013, the key outcomes of which were the creation of:

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Record Turnout for Repository Fringe 2014

EDINA's Nicola Osborne summarises the highlights of Repository Fringe 2014. Presentations and 

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Notes from the Digital Humanities Summer School, University of Oxford (DHOxSS), 14-18 July 2014

Finding out more about digital humanities workflows, tools, and methods at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Edinburgh

As part of our series to catch up with participants from the institutional engagement programme, this month we have an update from Stuart MacDonald at the University of Edinburgh. Stuart has recently started a one-year secondment as Research Data Management Service Coordinator. His update reports on the completion of phase 1 of the RDM roadmap.

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Report from the RCUK/POST Big Data exhibition

On a very warm Tuesday 15 July, I attended the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Big Data exhibition at the House of Commons in London, organised by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST).

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RDMF11: notes from breakout group 1

Report from RDMF Breakout Group 1: “How can we introduce RDM into researchers’ workflows and save them time/effort?” Stephen Grace, University of East London (chair)

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RDMF11: overview report and link to slides

The eleventh DCC-organised Research Data Management Forum event was held in London on June 20th, taking the theme of “Workflows and Lifecycle Models for Research Data Management”. Keynote speaker, the University of Manchester’s Professor Carole Goble gave a typically sparkling and wide-ranging opening to the event, addressing “The Beauty of Models… and Workflows” as well as the importance of recording and sharing methods.

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DMPonline Needs You!

We've recently pushed out a number of changes to DMPonline. While the new interface for administrators was developed by Marta and I made a few changes too, a lot of the work has come from outside the DCC. This is something we're keen to encourage.

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Fostering open science

Training for EC project officers on open access and open data in Horizon 2020

We ran four half-day workshops at the end of June as part of the FOSTER project. FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data. The courses were for project officers at the European Commission. They’re the liaison point between researchers and the EC, so our training looked specifically at the requirements under Horizon 2020. It was a really useful learning experience for me too – I came away knowing much more about open access and the support available via OpenAIRE. Below is a summary of the key points and references I took away.

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Final Results from the DCC RDM 2014 Survey

A final set of results from the DCC survey carried out in April 2014, together with Briefings previously circulated to participants.

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