Blogs

Guidance publications - Are we getting it right?

Some responses from our consultation on guidance publications, and what they tell us about the current range of DCC guides.

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Education and Training for Research Data Handling at RDA Plenary 6, September 2015

Laura Molloy reports on progress at the RDA's interest group on education and skills for research data handling, which met at last week's plenary in Paris. 

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Where are they now? An RDM update from Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities

In the latest of our "Where Are They Now?" updates, Beth Hall (Academic Support Librarian, Bangor University), Hannah Payne (REF and Research Monitoring Manager, Aberystwyth University), Amy Staniforth (Institutional Repository and Metadata Team Leader, Aberystwyth University), and Chris Drew (Head of Strategic Partnership Development and Deputy Head of the Aberystwyth-Bangor Strategic Alliance) provide us with an update on the collaborative work that has been undertaken to support research data management at Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities.

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Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities - benefits for everyone

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) recently hosted the first Digital Preservation for the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DPASSH) conference. Laura Molloy reports on digital preservation and curation happening in the wild, and the enduring popularity of the DCC's Curation Lifecycle Model.

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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: 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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RDMF13: notes from breakout group 1 (practice)

Breakout group 1, session 2 – How do data-related activities during a research project affect longer-term preservation requirements? – chair: Joanna Ball, University of Sussex

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RDMF13: notes from breakout group 2 (systems)

Breakout group 2, session 1 – What systems are involved in data preparation processes, and what impacts do they have? – chair: John Beaman, University of Leeds

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