data management

Incremental project report released

The JISC-funded Incremental project has released its scoping study into researchers' data management needs at the Universities of Cambridge and Glasgow.

A blog post summarises our findings and implementation plans.

We welcome any feedback you have.

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Reflections on a few data management events

I’ve been hastily writing up travel reports to submit expenses before year end, and in reviewing the data management events I’ve been to in the last few months, a few recurrent questions emerge...

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Digital Curation 101: How to Manage Research Data

Research Councils and funding bodies are increasingly requiring evidence of adequate and appropriate provisions for data management and curation in new grant funding applications.

Tools of the Trade Workshop: Save the Date

The DCC is delighted to announce that we will be holding two of our Tools of the Trade workshops to introduce users to the newly refined Data Asset Framework (DAF) and Assessing Institutional Digital Assets (AIDA) toolkits. The events will take place May 19 2010 at the Manchester Conference Centre directly following the JISC RDMI Progress workshop. Further details will be released shortly.

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JISC MRD Progress Workshop: Registration Open

Registration for the JISC Managing Research Data Progress Workshop is now open. The event will run from 12 noon on Monday 17 May to 3pm Tuesday 18 May, taking place at the Manchester Conference Centre.

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RDMF5: Keep the Dates!

The fifth meeting of the DCC-RIN Research Data Management Forum will be held in Manchester on 27/28 October 2010. The proposed theme for this event is the Economics of Applying and Sustaining Digital Curation. More detailed information about the programme and registration process will follow in due course via the normal mailing lists and the DCC and RIN websites, but in the meantime you may wish to note these dates in your diaries.

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JISC Data Management Infrastructure call

I gather from a tweet from Simon Hodson (Programme Manager at JISC for the Data Management Infrastructure call, 07/09), that 34 bids were received for this call. With maybe 8 able to be fiunded within the funding envelope, this looks like a very strong chance of getting an extremely interesting programme.

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Managing and sharing data

I really like the UK Data Archive publication "Managing and Sharing Data: a best practice guide for researchers". It's been available in print form for a while, although I did hear they had run out and were revising it. Meanwhile, you can get the PDF version from their web site. It is complemented by sections of their web site which reflect, and sometimes expand on, the sections in the Guide. The sections are:

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SNIA "Terminology Bridge" report

Quite a nice report has just been published by the Storage Networking Industry Association's Data Management Forum, called "Building a Terminology Bridge: Guidelines for Digital Information Retention and Preservation Practices in the Datacenter". I don't think I'd agree with everything I saw on a quick skim, but overall it looks like a good set of terminology definitions.

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New JISC Research Data Management Programme

I have not been posting for over a month now, due to pressure of work (bid writing, mainly), and its curiously hard to get back into it. There's plenty of things to write about; too many, really; too hard to pick the right one. But now something has arrived that absolutely demands to be blogged: the JISC Research Data Programme, Data Management Infrastructure Call for Projects (JISC 07/09) has been released (closing data 6 August 2009, Community Briefing 6 July 2009)!

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