Making Data Count

The Knowledge Exchange – a collaboration between Jisc and its peers in Finland, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands – recently published a report looking at how the value of research data might be measured, and how these metrics might to used to reward data sharing. On 11-12 April 2013, I attended a workshop in Berlin that sought to build on that report and plan the next steps.

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How can we evaluate data repositories? Pointers from DryadUK

How can researchers, publishers and others interested in a data repository tell if it is any good or not? The Dryad UK project has released a 'Draft Framework for Assessing the Dryad Data Repository'. This was was among the final outputs recently published from Dryad UK, funded last year under the JISC Managing Research Data programme.  In this post report author Angus Whyte outlines some of the framework and welcomes comments on how it might be extended and applied to other data repositories.

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