Blogs

Jisc Research Data Spring Takes its Next Leap Forward

The 15 projects funded through the first round of Jisc’s Research Data Spring programme competed for further funding in the second sandpit workshop. Here Angus Whyte reviews some of the work presented.

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Guest blog: Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg: Ethics and Research Data Management in Arts, Humanities and Social Science Research

Dr Swijghuisen Reigersberg is a Visiting Fellow at the Music, Mind and Brain Centre, Psychology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London developing research into Music, Health and Wellbeing from applied/ medical ethnomusicological and interdisciplinary perspectives. Research specialities include: applied/ medical ethnomusicology, Australian Aboriginal music, research ethics, politics of representation, spirituality and interdisciplinarity.  Presently Dr Swijghuisen Reigersberg is exploring how culture impacts on music therapy and psychology research, practice and pedagogy. She is also a research development officer in the central Goldsmiths Research Office and a member of the University’s Research Ethics and Integrity Committee.

Here, she blogs for us about definitions, ethics and data sharing issues in RDM for arts and humanities research.

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RDMF13: notes from breakout group 3 (roles and training)

This breakout session brought together over 30 attendees across the two sessions to discuss roles and (staff and student) training for preparing data - and other research objects - for deposit. It was chaired by Sophie Salffner of SOAS.

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DMPonline: new release

We’re pleased to announce a new release to DMPonline, the DCC’s online tool for Data Management Planning. The current version of DMPonline is 4.1 was released in May 2015 and included a comment feature, improved guidance on signing in with institutional credentials, enhanced deployment guidance and proposed methods for internationalisation.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from Oxford Brookes University

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts, contributed by Sarah Taylor from Oxford Brookes University.

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UK Research Data Discovery Service: phase 2 workshop

The second phase of the UK Research Data Discovery Service (RDDS) pilot work moved forward on 23rd April 2015 with a workshop in London which was attended by a number of interested UK HEIs and data centres.

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Capturing the state of play on UK institutions’ research data management support

Jisc and DCC are contacting institutions on RDM support, using surveys designed to complement each other. The surveys will offer an up to date picture of the systems currently used, issues institutons want addressed. The DCC survey will track progress on RDM service provision since last year, and help build a broad picture of the sector's needs.

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Bumper week of FOSTER events

It has been a busy week for FOSTER open science events! David Ball and I have been in the Czech Republic speaking at open science days in Prague and Brno. Martin Donnelly spoke at the 2020 vision event in Oxford, and Joy Davidson is involved in a workshop in collaboration with UNESCO on open science for doctoral schools.

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Resources on EPSRC compliance

May 2015 is fast approaching, so it seems an opportune time to flag some resources provided by the DCC and Jisc to help with EPSRC compliance. This blog post provides details of notes on the RDM readiness workshop and the new guide on Steps that HEIs can take to meet the EPSRC research data policy.

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

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts, contributed by Mary Donaldson of the University of Glasgow.

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