2013 Blog Archive

RDM in Public Health: Reporting from the NHS-HE Forum

A report from the November 2013 meeting of the NHS-HE forum, including updates on the BRISSKit project and the UCL Information Governance Support Service.

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Usability testing of DMPonline version 4.0

Last year we conducted a comprehensive study of DMPonline version 3.0 using various research methods, such as focus groups, guided interviews, heuristic evaluations and usability testing. The findings signaled a clear need for change and the results can be seen in DMPonline 4.0. We now have the opportunity to compare results from two rounds of usability testing (of versions 3.0 and 4.0 beta) to establish whether the interface of the tool has been improved.

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An exchange of experience on managing research data

On 18 November 2013, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organised a two hour seminar for support staff interested or involved in RDM developments. The seminar kick-started a week of events being organised at the School to celebrate Explore Your Archives week, examining the emerging role that digital collections have within libraries and archives.

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How does DMPonline v.4 work?

We’ve made some major changes to DMPonline this year in light of user feedback:

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IDCC14 Preview: Atul Butte

The 9th International Digital Curation Conference is just around the corner and we are anticipating great discussions when our international audience gather in San Francisco in February 2014.

In the second of our series of preview posts, Atul Butte from Stanford University School of Medicine, gives us his insights into some of the current issues... 

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Scoping approaches to a UK research data registry

DCC continues infrastructure development for research data visibility with a six-month pilot to test possible approaches to a UK-wide registry or catalogue of research data held in UK research institutions and established subject-focused data centres.

possible approaches to a UK-wide registry or catalogue of research data held in UK HEIs and established subject-focused data centres - See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/node/add/blog#sthash.7CeU4HXq.dpuf
possible approaches to a UK-wide registry or catalogue of research data held in UK HEIs and established subject-focused data centres - See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/node/add/blog#sthash.7CeU4HXq.dpuf

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IDCC14 Preview: Trisha Cruse

As part of the buildup for the #IDCC14 conference in San Francisco, the planning committee is interviewing a few key players working in the field of data curation. This week I sat down with Trisha Cruse, director of the University of California Curation Center at the California Digital Library (CDL)

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IDCC14 - Planning your trip to San Francisco

While making plans for the IDCC14 Meeting in San Francisco, be sure to include extra time in your itinerary to take in some of the great attractions of the City By the Bay. 

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DMPonline Beta update

Following on from the recent unveiling of the development version of the new DMPonline, an updated version is now available.

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FOI dataset provisions - what do they mean for RDM?

RDM managers should be aware of recent changes in Freedom of Information legislation in England and Wales, which add to the risks and opportunities around making research information and datasets openly accessible.

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