Developing Research Data Management Services

25 January 2017
Bijzondere Collecties, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Overview

As research data management is increasingly seen as a vital component of high-quality research, academics are looking to their institutions to provide support for activities which they lack the skills and resource to deliver themselves. The responsibility of institutions to provide support is being reflected in research funder mandates more explicitly. Coupled with this is the recognition that well-managed, visible research outputs, including data, are an asset both to researchers and their institutions.

The workshop is being run in collaboration with DANS. Through practical exercises, participants will work in groups to take a holistic view of their current or planned RDM services. They will learn how to link service design and development with national and institutional strategy, ensuring that research goals are supported whilst complying with funders’ mandates. Participants will work with tools that facilitate business planning to identify the value of RDM services, and will learn strategies to communicate these benefits to a range of stakeholder groups.

By working collaboratively, participants will also enjoy the benefit of shared experiences in service development from a variety of national and institutional contexts. This event will offer an opportunity to network with colleagues from across the European higher education sector.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at librarians, senior researchers, administrators and technology support professionals with a stake in the development, review and redesign of institutional support for research data management. Participants will gain practical knowledge on how to scope, implement, refine and sustain their RDM services, and will be given pointers to useful open source tools and resources.

Agenda:

Time

Session

Lead

9:30-10:00

Coffee and registration

 

10:00-10:10

Welcome and introductions

Jonathan Rans

10:10-10:35

RDM service foundation - Policies, strategies and business cases

  • Understanding the wider RDM context
  • Developing responsive policies and strategies
  • The impact of policy on service design

Sarah Jones

10:35-11:20

Exercise: Defining policy and strategy

  • Comparing several examples, discuss intended policy coverage and style. Consider your institutional culture and how that will affect the approval of policy and transition into service development
  • Leeds RDM policy
  • Oxford RDM policy
  • UCL RDM policy

All

11:20-11:30

Coffee

 

11:30-12:00

Making the case for RDM services

  • Identifying requirements
  • Constructing business plans
  • Introducing the Business Model Canvas

Jonathan Rans

12:00-12:45

Exercise: Identifying the value of your service

All

12:45-13:00

Applying the Business Model Canvas at DANS

Marjan Grootveld

13:00-14:00

Lunch and networking

 

14:00-14:30

Engaging researchers with services

  • Common issues
  • Successful approaches
  • Co-designing services

Sarah Jones

14:30-15:30

Exercise: Engaging Researchers with RDM

  • Discuss the suggested approaches to engaging researchers and consider what best suits your context.

All

15:30-16:00

Final discussion, Q&A session

All

16:00

Close

 

 

Costs and Registration

The cost of the workshop is 200  Register now.