Blogs

Hands-on RDM with SIM4RDM

On 12 April 2013 I attended a workshop organised in Berlin by the SIM4RDM project. This is a European project that is creating a framework for evaluating and improving research data management (RDM) for a range of stakeholders.

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Making Data Count

The Knowledge Exchange – a collaboration between Jisc and its peers in Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands – recently published a report looking at how the value of research data might be measured, and how these metrics might to used to reward data sharing. On 11-12 April 2013, I attended a workshop in Berlin that sought to build on that report and plan the next steps.

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Metadata, metadata, metadata

A report on a session on metadata catalogues at the JISC Managing Research Data programme meeting held in March 2013, with reports from four of the projects covering re-use of software and metadata schemas, interface design for metadata capture and interaction with other systems.

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The sweet smell of sustainability - JISC MRD projects make the business case

As projects funded in the Jisc Managing Research Data programme to set up and pilot institutional services reach their end, many have been working up business cases for sustained funding from their institution.

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IGT: The key to NHS data?

Completion of the NHS Information Governance Toolkit is now mandatory for researchers using patient data without explicit consent and for those wishing to connect to the N3 network. Here, I examine the lessons that HE support staff can learn from pioneering researchers who have already engaged with the kit.

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To the 17th century, and beyond!

Report from the closing session of the Jisc Managing Research Data Programme Workshop: Achievements, Challenges and Recommendations, 25-26 March 2013, Aston Business School.

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DMPonline - current status

The DCC announced future development plans for its data management planning tool (DMPonline) in January 2013. In this post, Kevin Ashley provides an update on the current status of those plans.

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Making the business case

This is a guest blog by Stephen Gray of the University of Bristol.

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Defining institutional data storage requirements

On Monday the 25th of February, Jisc, in conjunction with Janet and the DCC, hosted a workshop investigating institutional data storage requirements. This event brought together members of central services from a diverse array of HE institutions with a selection of commercial service providers and offered an opportunity for the community to discuss the future shape of research data infrastructure.

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IDCC13 and the Research Data Alliance

Kevin Ashley reports on a workshop at IDCC13 intended to introduce the ideas behind the Research Data Alliance and give attendees the chance to explore ways of engaging with this emerging organisation. He also looks forward to its first plenary in Gothenberg and considers ways in which the DCC and Jisc might engage with the RDA.

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