curation

Edinburgh IT futures workshop

I spent Friday morning at a workshop entitled “Research, wRiting and Reputation” at Edinburgh University. Pleasingly, data form quite a large part of the programme (although I’ll miss the afternoon talks, including Simon Coles from Southampton). First speaker is Prof Simon Tett of Geosciences talking about data curation and climate change. Problem is that climate change is slow, relative to changes in the observation systems, not to mention changes in computation and data storage.

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Curation services based on the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model

I’ve had a go at exploring some curation services that might be appropriate at different stages of a research project. I thought it might also be worth trying to explore curation services suggested by the DCC Curation Lifecycle Model, which I also mentioned in a blog post a few weeks ago.

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Research Data Management email list created

At JISC's request, we have created a new list to support discussion amongst those interested in management of research data. The list is Research-Dataman@jiscmail.ac.uk, and can be joined at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/RESEARCH-DATAMAN.html. The list description is:"List to discuss the data management issues arising in and from research projects in UK Higher Education and its partners in the UK research community and internationally, established by the Digital Curation Centre on behalf of the JISC."

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Project data life course

This blog post is an attempt to explore the “life course” of an arbitrary small to medium research project with respect to data resources involved in the project. (I want to avoid the term life cycle, since we use this in relation to the actual data.)

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DCC White Rose day

Fresh from a fascinating day in Sheffield, organised by the DCC and the White Rose e-Science folk. Objectives for the day included building closer relationships between White Rose and DCC, helping us learn more about their approach to e-Science, identify data issues, and influence the DCC agenda!

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Some interesting posts elsewhere

I’m sorry for the gap in posting; I’ve been taking a couple of weeks of leave at the end of my trip to Australia. Since return I’ve been catching up on my blog reading, and there are some interesting posts around.

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Data as major component of national research collaboration

This is perhaps the last of my posts resulting from conversations and presentations at the UK e-Science All Hands meeting in Edinburgh. This one relates to Andrew Treloar’s presentation on the Australian National Data Service (ANDS), and its over-arching programme, Platforms for Collaboration, part of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.

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David de Roure on "the new e-Science"

I was at the eScience All Hands meeting last week, and unfortunately missed a presentation by David de Roure on the New e-Science, an update on a talk he gave 10 months ago. The slides are available on Slideshare, but David has agreed I can share his summary:"1. Increasing scale and diversity of participation

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Curation in University mission!

The new Strategic Plan for the University of Edinburgh declares:"The mission of our University is the creation, dissemination and curation of knowledge."Result!

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