Press Releases

4C consultation is now open!

The 4C project is issuing an open consultation to find people interested in clarifying the costs of curation for their organisation. It consists of an online questionnaire that will start a communication channel for further engagement.
 

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4C Project - Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation

The EC has launched a major new initiative to help organizations invest confidently in digital curation and preservation. 

4C Project - ‘the Collaboration to Clarify the Costs of Curation’ - will help organisations across Europe to invest more effectively in digital curation and preservation. 

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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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A Wellcome development?

The Wellcome Trust has announced that it will be strengthening the manner in which it enforces its open access policy. With immediate effect, failure to comply with the policy, which since 2006 has required that all research papers funded by the Trust should be made available through UK PubMed Central, could result in final grant payments being withheld and non-compliant papers discounted in future grant applications.

 

 

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DMPonline v3.0 launches

The Digital Curation Centre is pleased to announce the launch of DMPonline v3.0 This new release marks a major progression in the software’s functionality. For the first time users can create data management plans incorporating multiple templates, so if your institution, your funder and your publisher all require data management plans, you can now create a single plan to satisfy them all.

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Promoting information literacy for HE researchers

 
Stéphane Goldstein, Research Information Network (RIN), has authored an article for LIBER Quarterly that summarizes the collaborative approaches fostered by the RIN Working Group on Information Handling and the DaMSSI project. 
 
The DCC is a member of the working group and led the work of the DaMSSI project.
 

 

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Book: Managing Research Data

Managing Research Data aims to introduce the broader research community to such core issues of data management as the terms of compliance with funder expectations, the context and recommended approaches to individual and institutional data management planning, the roles and responsibilities of key players in the research data lifecycle, as well as detailed reports of initiatives, strategies and organizations being deployed nationally and on a global scale.

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New institutional data policy

The University of Hertfordshire has released a data management policy.

Image: University of Hertfordshire Learning Resource Centre,
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STFC releases a scientific data policy

The STFC has released a scientific data policy, meaning that every member of RCUK has now issued guidelines on data management and sharing. The STFC policy builds on the RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy released in April 2011. It applies to all scientific data produced as a result of STFC funding, including grants, access to beam time at STFC supported facilities, and subscriptions to other organisations. Key stipulations (by theme) include:

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JISC Headlines Issue 95: Podcasts on research data management

The current issue of JISC Headlines includes two podcasts on research data management from leading experts in the field. 

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