DCC blog

Author: Martin Donnelly

Ex-Staff (former Senior Institutional Support Officer)

To the RDMF community...

Dear colleagues,

After ten years (and one week!) I will shortly be leaving the DCC to take on a new, more internally-focused role at Edinburgh, as manager of the university’s Research Data Support team. Before moving on, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on the RDMF series of events, and invite you to share your own thoughts about it…

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RDMF16 Technology Breakout Session

The DCC's Martin Donnelly reports on the Technology-themed breakout session at the RDMF16 event, which took place in Edinburgh in late November 2016.

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Jisc Research Data Network event, Cardiff, 18 May 2016

On May 18th, the DCC's Martin Donnelly travelled to Cardiff to take part in the first of Jisc's quarterly events hosted by research data shared service pilot institutions. The workshops' aim is to stimulate greater discussion within the community around research data management issues, system development and implementation, and to allow a dialogue to inform the Jisc shared service and other Jisc/institutional provision.

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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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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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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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IDCC15 session report: A Decade of Digital Curation

A report on the plenary session 'A Decade of Digial Curation' at the International Digital Curation Conference, London, on Tuesday 10 February 2015.

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From RDMF5 to RDMF12: How the world has changed…

A guest blog post from Catherine Jones of STFC, reflecting on changes undergone between the 2010 and 2014 RDMF events...

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RDMF12: notes from breakout group 4 (Tracking Uses)

RDMF12: break-out group on Tracking Usage of Research Data The topic of the break-out group was "Tracking uses: who uses/reuses data (in academia and industry), and what do they use it for?"

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