data repositories

TMTOWTDI: Three data repository experiences in UK HE

Three data repository experiences at UK Higher Educational institutions: A report on parallel session 2B on data repositories and storage (group 1) at the JISC Managing Research Data Meeting in Nottingham, 24 October 2012. This session on data repositories and storage considered the repository systems that support storing, depositing and exposing data at three universities. We heard from the University of Hull, the University of Hertfordshire and the University of Lincoln, where repository systems have been set up or extended through funded projects. Three different solutions were described, each fitting a different approach taken by the institution. The examples illustrated the diversity of systems available and how they fit different needs. The presentations considered a variety of repository features that make them one of the cogs in the institutional research data management machinery.

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JISC workshop takes data repository options further

Data repository solutions being developed in the JISC MRD Programme were outlined at the Nottingham workshop on Components of Institutional Research Data Services, 24-25 October.  This post summarised three pilots based around the ePrints platform; at University of West of England, Research Data @Essex, and the KAPTUR project. Also includes was an update on various deposit scenarios in line for support through the SWORD initiative.

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Bringing data into the open repository

DCC and ICPSR co-organised a workshop at OR2012 in Edinburgh on July 9th, attended by more than 60 delegates. This article gives an overview of the presentations and discussion sessions. It picks out three themes: clarity on repository boundaries, ground rules for collaboration, and how to handle the handover of research data from researchers. The presentations are also available from the event page.

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Institutional Repositories and Data Workshop - Roles and Responsibilities

The DCC in collaboration with the wider Research Data Management community is organising a workshop on insitutional data repositories on July 9, in conjunction with Open Repositories 2012, to be held in Edinburgh.

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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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Archaeology Data Service (ADS) Case Study on Applying for the Data Seal of Approval (DSA)

Jenny Mitcham and Catherine Hardman, Archaeology Data Service (ADS) describe the ADS experience in applying for the Data Seal of Approval (DSA).

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Open Repositories is coming to Edinburgh...

EDINA, the Digital Curation Centre and the University of Edinburgh's Information Services,  are delighted to announce that the University of Edinburgh has been selected to host the Seventh International Conference on Open Repositories (OR2012) from 9-13 July, 2012. A full announcement will be released shortly.

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An international list of data repositories

We're often asked where data can be deposited, so it's great to be able to announce an international list of data repositories initiated by DataCite. The list notes what subject areas the repositories support and outlines any restrictions on data access, licence agreements and identifiers used. This is a working document that will continue to develop over time. Your input is welcomed, so please contact DataCite to suggest changes or additions. 

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Australian Digital Futures Institute launches "Data Bites"

A new blog from the Australian Digital Futures Institute titled Data Bites offers a platform to projects funded by ANDS, the Australian National Data Service. The blog is intended for updates on these projects and has a temporary url at: http://adfi.usq.edu.au/ands-partners/ .

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