Blogs

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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Making research data more discoverable: gathering future requirements for the Jisc RDRDS

The DCC held a workshop earlier this week (16 June 2014) to report on lessons learned from the first pilot phase of the UK research data registry and discovery service (RDRDS) and to gather requirements for future activity.

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

The University of Hull benefited from a DCC institutional engagement that completed over a year ago now.  Noting that, it is good to realise the progress that has been made since then in establishing research data management within the institution...

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

The University of Salford has embarked on the journey of building an effective Research Data Management Service. After receiving support from the DCC in 2012 a CARDIO assessment of the University’s preparedness to meet research data challenges was conducted, our EPSRC roadmap was completed and awareness raising began across the University.

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DMPonline at OpenAIRE-COAR 2014

On 20th May 2014 I presented DMPonline at an OpenAIRE-COAR 2014 pre-conference workshop in Athens, Greece. The workshop took place in the context of the EC Horizon 2020 Data Pilot and with particular reference to the manual that the EC has provided for the pilot.

What I’d like to do here is outline some of the key points and to address some that were raised during the presentation and subsequently, and also provide links to relevant resources.

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Cloud Storage and Digital Preservation: New guidance from the National Archives

Universities and other research considering different solutions for the delivery of research data management services may be interested in using 'the cloud' for storage and possibly access.  The UK National Archives will imminently release guidance on the use of 'cloud'-based services for digital preservation, aimed at the public sector.  The guidance will clarify the characteristics, benefits and possible risks of 'cloud'-based services, cover legal, cost and risk issues, and provide five new case studies including one from University of Oxford's private cloud for research data management.

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Report from RDAP 2014

The 5th annual Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP) summit was held in San Diego, CA at the end of March. Having presented at the previous year’s event in Baltimore, MD, the DCC’s Martin Donnelly went along to catch up with recent data developments in the US, and to share with our North American colleagues a few developments from this side of the Pond…

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