DCC News

RDMF11: notes from breakout group 1

Report from RDMF Breakout Group 1: “How can we introduce RDM into researchers’ workflows and save them time/effort?” Stephen Grace, University of East London (chair)

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RDMF11: overview report and link to slides

The eleventh DCC-organised Research Data Management Forum event was held in London on June 20th, taking the theme of “Workflows and Lifecycle Models for Research Data Management”. Keynote speaker, the University of Manchester’s Professor Carole Goble gave a typically sparkling and wide-ranging opening to the event, addressing “The Beauty of Models… and Workflows” as well as the importance of recording and sharing methods.

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DMPonline Needs You!

We've recently pushed out a number of changes to DMPonline. While the new interface for administrators was developed by Marta and I made a few changes too, a lot of the work has come from outside the DCC. This is something we're keen to encourage.

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Customising DMPonline - admin interface launches

We're pleased to announce the launch of the DMPonline admin interface, which allows organisations to customise the tool. You can now add your own templates, custom guidance and examples without needing assistance from the DCC.

Image credit: CC-BY by zzpza

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Fostering open science

Training for EC project officers on open access and open data in Horizon 2020

We ran four half-day workshops at the end of June as part of the FOSTER project. FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data. The courses were for project officers at the European Commission. They’re the liaison point between researchers and the EC, so our training looked specifically at the requirements under Horizon 2020. It was a really useful learning experience for me too – I came away knowing much more about open access and the support available via OpenAIRE. Below is a summary of the key points and references I took away.

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DCC developer job

Come and work for the DCC! We're currently recruiting a systems developer.

See current vacancies on the University of Glasgow website, reference  008866

Image CC-BY photologue_np

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Final Results from the DCC RDM 2014 Survey

A final set of results from the DCC survey carried out in April 2014, together with Briefings previously circulated to participants.

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Repository Fringe 2014 - programme announced!

After much planning behing the scenes, the programme for Repository Fringe 2014 has finally been announced ahead of the event at the end of July.

provides an annual forum for repository administrators, developers/coders, and information professionals to interact and explore the application of innovative technologies including cultural developments (such as research data management principles and open data, social media, altmetrics) to their ongoing repository work in a relaxed and informal environment. - See more at: http://www.dcc.ac.uk/events/other-dcc-events/repository-fringe-2014#sthash.jELHoC1I.dpuf

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Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future - Save the Date

Registration is now open for the exciting two day digital preservation conference ‘Investing in Opportunity: Policy Practice and Planning for a Sustainable Digital Future’ which will take place at the Wellcome Trust in London on 17th – 18th November 2014. 

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

The University of Hull benefited from a DCC institutional engagement that completed over a year ago now.  Noting that, it is good to realise the progress that has been made since then in establishing research data management within the institution...

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