Blogs

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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Where are they now? An RDM update from UEL

Diana suggested that we catch up with participants from our Institutional Engagement programme and start a new feature in our monthly newsletter to profile the work they've been doing on RDM.

Stephen Grace from the University of East London has written guest blog posts for us before and presented on their work at the DCC roadshows. Here he describes what they've been doing since we finished our institutional engagement with UEL.

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Data Publishing - Libraries & repositories presentations at IDCC

Key points from the three talks in this session (Parallel B, session 1), which each considered the changing relationships between domain repositories and other actors - university libraries and publishers.

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Secondary data usage: transitioning from ‘second class’ to ‘sexy’?

Alex Ball of the DCC presents in San Francisco and Birmingham on the pilot Research Data Registry project, and writes for LSE's 'The Impact Blog' on the Jisc research data registry pilot project and how secondary data reuse is transitioning 'from 'second class' to 'sexy''.

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IDCC14 Report on Parallel B, session 2: 'Linking with articles'

Building a Bridge Between Journal Articles & Research Data - Eleni Castro and Alex Garnett In the data publishing parallel session on Wednesday 26 February we heard from Eleni Castro from Harvard and Alex Garnett of Simon Fraser University talking about building a bridge between journal articles and research data.

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