data sharing

An exchange of experience on managing research data

On 18 November 2013, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine organised a two hour seminar for support staff interested or involved in RDM developments. The seminar kick-started a week of events being organised at the School to celebrate Explore Your Archives week, examining the emerging role that digital collections have within libraries and archives.

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Customising DMPonline

We've been developing some guidelines on how to customise DMPonline for your institution.

This news item tells you how to get started and provides the guidelines and spreadsheet that you need to download.

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New Checklist for a Data Management Plan

We received lots of feedback that we should shorten the DCC Checklist for a Data Management Plan and have managed to condense it to 13 questions and some basic administrative information. More detailed questions are used as pointers to help researchers decide how to respond and we've enhanced the guidance.

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RDM training for librarians

Details of a 3 hour training session for librarians developed in collaboration with the University of Northampton as part of the Institutional Engagement programme.

The course slides and handbook are CC-BY licensed for reuse.

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Reflections on data sharing

The findings of the Researchers of Tomorrow study have challenged assumptions that researchers of the generation born between 1982 and 1994 would be naturally more 'connected' and open to collaboration, revealing that while a large majority of respondents use social networking services in their personal lives, most do not consider these tools appropriate for use at work.

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Turning roadmaps to action

Many UK Higher Education Institutions are setting out their 'roadmap' of actions to support research data management, to meet a deadline set by funding body EPSRC. Prompted by a workshop organised by DCC and JISC with the RoaDMaP project at Leeds University, Angus Whyte considers how a roadmap fits alongside documentation of policy and process.

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Navigating the potholes

As part of our series of blog posts on developing RDM roadmaps, this week we're reflecting on what a roadmap looks like and where HEIs have most work to do.

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Developing a roadmap for RDM

We trialled a new session at the Loughborough roadshow on developing data policy and services. This ended with an excerise on producing an RDM roadmap, as the EPSRC requirement to do this by May 2012 is uppermost on many people's minds.

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New year, new responsibilities

UK universities are increasingly developing strategies for research data management. In some cases new posts are created and in others responsibility is assigned to existing IT teams, libraries and other research support services.
 
If you're beginning to address research data management, the DCC roadshows are a great way to hear examples of good practice and tips to help you get started.
 
Dates for the next two regional roadshows are set:
 
We're also planning to run roadshows in London in May, and in Northeast England in April or June.
 
Come and join us!
 
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Developing institutional data policies: trend for 2012

The DCC is supporting a number of UK universities with research data management and top of the wishlist for most is a data policy. The EPSRC policy framework is often cited a key driver. We’re also seeing lots of policy development courtesy of the new JISC Managing Research Data programme, so predict this will be a key trend in 2012.

 

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