UK Research Data Discovery Service: phase 2 workshop

The second phase of the UK Research Data Discovery Service (RDDS) pilot work moved forward on 23rd April 2015 with a workshop in London which was attended by a number of interested UK HEIs and data centres.

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UEL's perspective: Data management from a standing start

First in a series of blog posts featuring institutional experiences of developing policies, implementing strategies and capturing roadmaps.

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Institutional Engagements

The UMF-funded Institutional Engagement Programme

The UMF-funded institutional engagement programme ran from mid-2011 to mid-2013. During that time we worked with 21 universities to provide tailored support and services.

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!
Image Creative Commons BY-NC-SA by Matti Mattila

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Tips for institution-wide data management planning

A report on one of the break out sessions on institution-wide approaches to data management held during the JISC Managing Research Data programme meeting, 1-2 December 2011.

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Digital Curation and Preservation Policies in Scottish HEIs

The JISC-funded ERIS project aims to enhance curation and preservation processes within institutions in order to build confidence amongst researchers in the longevity of repositories. As a first step, a survey was undertaken to collect information on the status of digital curation and preservation policies in Scottish HEIs. The survey, which did not identify any preservation policies endorsed at an institutional level, revealed that repositories are still relatively young, and that preservation is not yet amongst their highest priorities.

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