RDMF17: “The road less travelled?” Research data, careers and other pathways

London, 9 June 2017
The seventh RDMF meeting, held in Warwick back in 2011, took “Incentivising Data Management and Sharing” as its topic, with presentations providing funder, institutional and infrastructural perspectives on the then-nascent discipline.

Reviewing Data Management Plans

London, 30 November 2016
Data management planning of some form has been accepted good practice for many years as a means to ensure that data outputs are managed appropriately. This helps to ensure they are discoverable, reusable and preserved, or conversely – in the case of sensitive data – to be kept under wraps. The production of data management plans (DMPs) is mandated by an increasing number of funders worldwide, and universities increasingly seek to provide services to support researchers in this activity.

Introduction to Research Data Management

London, 30 November 2016
Responsible data management has increasingly become an expected element of high quality research. Funding body mandates are reflecting this change, and they now place emphasis on providing evidence of appropriate provision for data management and curation in grant applications.

RDMF16: Data (and) Systems, Redux

Edinburgh, 21 - 22 November 2016
It’s been more than eighteen months since EPSRC’s data policy mandate came into force, and the joint Concordat on Open Research Data is in place with broad support and institutional guidelines to match.  Across UK Higher Education, many systems have been refreshed, services established, and guidelines put in place.  Research data, alongside its cousin research software, is finding its place in institutional and national catalogues as a ‘first-class citizen’ among the research outputs to which they are linked.

12th International Digital Curation Conference

Edinburgh, 20 - 23 February 2017
Welcome to the 12th edition of the International Digital Curation Conference. The conference brings together digital curation professionals and educators with data producers and consumers to consider digital curation in a multi-disciplinary context. The focus of this year's programme was embedding digital curation in organisational workflows to ensure that data is findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR), as well as putting in place flexible and resilient infrastructures, openly available to support communities.

Repository Fringe 2016

Edinburgh, 1 - 2 August 2016
Repository Fringe is a gathering for repository managers and others interested in research data repositories and publication repositories. Participation is a key element – the event is designed to encourage all attendees to share their repository experiences and expertise. Traditionally Repository Fringe takes place in Edinburgh every August, and is aimed primarily at a UK-based audience. 2016 Programme Themes:

Open community session: contribute to the FAIR data expert group

The European Commission’s FAIR data expert group is hosting its first open community session on Monday 3rd July from 14:00-16:00 CEST. If you would like to feed into discussion, please sign in to the GoToWebinar on 3rd July. No pre-registration is required – just come along and share your ideas on the day. 

This session will be run by Simon Hodson, Peter Wittenburg and Daniel Mietchen. A second session will be run on Wednesday 26th July from 10:00-12:00 CEST.

 
For latest updates on the community sessions, check https://github.com/FAIR-Data-EG/consultation/blob/master/community-sessions.md
 
Image: Georgia National Fair CC-BY by Andy Middleton

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Survey on the Horizon 2020 FAIR DMP template

You may have seen the announcements about the survey OpenAIRE has released on the Horizon 2020 FAIR Data Management Plan template. 
We've had over 170 responses so far, but want to increase the proportion of those who come from research community. We'd be really grateful of your support and personal contacts to help us distribute this far and wide. 
 
 
Image: survey party CC-BY-NC-ND by m kasahara
 
 
 
 

 

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On the right track(s) - DCC release draws nigh

Monthly update on DMPonline and DMPRoadmap covering our latest release being out to test, machine-actionable DMP updates and where you can see us out and about

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Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe

The DCC is delighted to announce the release of the second of two policy-related outputs emerging from our collaboration with SPARC Europe. We have been working together in Autumn 2016, with SPARC Europe supporting the creation of a number of publications and resources to help its members engage fruitfully with the Open movement. 

 

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