Blogs

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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From RDM strategy to action -a glass half full!

An overview of results from the DCC 2014 survey of institutions on their progress in developing support for Research Data Management.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from Queen's University Belfast

Although research data management is a relatively new field, it is evolving quickly which is creating uncertainty and placing increasing demands on institutions and researchers. Within this challenging context, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) has been working with the DCC over the last year to develop appropriate policies, guidance, process and infrastructure that will enable the University to adopt the highest standards in research data management and make publicly funded research accessible and freely available.


 

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Engaging with UK data centres for the pilot research data registry

Veerle Van Den Eynden of the UK Data Archive discusses liaison with data centres for the pilot UK research data registry and discovery service.

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