DCC News

New policy recommendations on open access to research data

Policy recommendations have been published by EU project RECODE. The recommendations follow a series of case studies examining the challenges faced in five disciplines, and are addressed to research funders, research institutions, data managers, and publishers.

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Training librarians for research data management and open science

At IDCC15 we’ll be running a workshop with colleagues from the UK and the Netherlands who have experience of developing and running training for librarians. The workshop will showcase five training courses that are freely available to reuse. The aim is to raise awareness of existing materials, give participants ideas for reusing or combining the content, and share lessons to inform future training.

The workshop runs from 9am-4pm on Wednesday 11th February and costs £100. Please check the event summary for the programme and a link to registration. 

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First phase of RDS complete - now it's time to cast your votes!

The first phase of Research Data Spring has now concluded with 70 ideas being submitted. Now it is time to start voting!

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Vote for ideas on Research Data Spring

It’s great to see how many ideas have been submitted to the Research Data Spring already. There are already over 40 proposals that cover a wide range of research data challenges. There are only a few days left to submit your ideas – it closes on Monday 12th January - so if you think there are gaps, submit an idea now!
 
Perhaps more importantly, you should register and vote. Jisc needs your input to determine which ideas are of most value to the community so please take some time to read through the proposals, comment and vote. Kevin outlined the process in a blog post last month  After this intial round of voting, a selection of ideas will be pitched to judges at a workshop in February. 

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Northampton

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is from Miggie Pickton at the University of Northampton.

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International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 9, Issue 2

The International Journal of Digital Curation, Volume 9, Issue 2 can now be viewed in its entirety.

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DMPonline API - get involved!

We've submitted an entry under Jisc's research #dataspring to develop an API for DMPonline and are looking for partners. 

This API will enable the community-driven development of stable and robust extensions to DMPonline through which institutions, researchers, funders and other stakeholders can leverage their investment in data management planning.

 

 

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IDCC15 - Poster Preview

We have had an amazing response to our call for posters and are now able to offer a preview of those that will be on display at IDCC15

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Jisc's Research Data Spring - how you can get involved

Jisc recently announced some new funding for tools and services in the area of research data management. Here, I summarise what it's all about and how you can get involved. You'll need to move quickly - the first phase of activity ends on January 12th, 2015.

 

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OpenAIRE 2020

A year after the start of the EC's Horizon 2020 framework programme, OpenAIRE enters a new phase of funding with a continuation project: OpenAIRE2020, starting in January 2015. The initiative will implement the H2020 Open Access policies and mandates for publications and will be one of the key European infrastructures supporting the EC's Research Data Pilot.

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