RDM service development strategy - DCC workshop

17 May, 2016 | in DCC News
By: Jonathan Rans

The DCC is pleased to announce a free workshop for UK higher education institutions developing or refreshing their RDM support strategy. It will take place on 28 June at the Edinburgh Training & Conference Venue and will include a night’s accommodation.

Strategic planning around research data management can be a complicated activity. In part, this is because of the scope, with most RDM support comprising several independent, yet interlinked services managed across various university departments. Also to blame is the impingement of technical questions around implementation which can cause strategic discussions to become mired in detail.

To address these issues, the DCC has developed the Research Infrastructure Self-Evaluation (RISE), a benchmarking tool created for higher education institutions. This approach allows users to take stock of their current support provision and identify areas of focus for future development. The tool presents the essential areas in which institutions must provide support for their researchers’ data management and defines levels of capability that might be provided.

The purpose of this focussed workshop is to enable participants to identify gaps and priorities in their RDM strategy by working through the RISE tool. In doing so, they will help the DCC validate the RISE framework and methodology and will benefit from an opportunity to discuss approaches with peers.

Places on the course will be limited to ten, so please get in touch as soon as possible if you are interested to avoid disappointment.

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