DCC blog

Author: Jonathan Rans

Ex-Staff (Former Institutional Support Officer)

IDCC15 What do we need? - Gathering RDM infrastructure requirements.

An IDCC event report on the Birds of a Feather session: Collecting research data management requirements, how can we collate experiences?

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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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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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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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BRISSKit: Connecting researchers with clinical data

As the UK government takes steps to realise the value of the NHS's clinical data, the need to overcome the barriers between patients and researchers increases. The University of Leicester's BRISSKit project is addressing these issues with the development of an integrated, open-source software support platform.

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JISCMRD: Developing and implementing RDM policy

The development of research data management (RDM) policy has been a hot topic over the previous year with the EPSRC’s deadline of May 1st 2012 for the production of a ‘roadmap’ strategy document driving activity in this area. Now the focus is shifting, with institutions looking to the future and asking how these aspirational policies can be turned into practical reality.

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