research data

University of the Arts London, RDM in Art and Design Conference, 'Where are we now?', London 11 Dec 2014.

University of the Arts London held a one-day conference in December entitled, 'Research Data Management in Art and Design: Where are we now?'  The day enabled creative arts research and teaching institutions, mostly from the London area, to come together to identify and discuss the particular challenges for RDM in creative arts workflows. I was pleased to chair the panel session and note that video of the event is now available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDx_h1Xb1n4

 

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RDMF12: notes from breakout group 1: choosing research data solutions

Breakout group 1 at RDMF12 discussed the issues around identifying research data solutions.  The initial proposal was around the researcher perspective on choosing solutions, but the discussion quickly expanded to a more holistic view, incorporating the views of the other parties involved in the research data management lifecycle.

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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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New DCC Checklist on Selecting Data to Keep

New guide offers help to researchers on selecting data for long term storage

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Data papers strand at IDCC

Tell us about your data!

It’s a big anniversary for us this year. It’s 10 years of the DCC and we’re celebrating by bringing a new concept to IDCC. You may have spotted on the Call for Papers that there’s a new type of submission – data papers.
 

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A conversation with the funders

The organisers of DCC’s special event, Funding Research Data Management, which took place on 25th April at Aston University, can surely claim that the essence of the debate (about what is acceptable, feasible and achievable in the use of research grant funding for the provision of data infrastructure and services) has at long last been laid bare under the light of expert scrutiny. Propitiously, in what could have proved a confrontational exercise, this eagerly anticipated conversation with the funders developed into a harmonious sharing of experience, observation and explanation that, as STFC’s Juan Bicarregui observed, should lead to greater openness and collaboration between the funders and the research community.

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RDM training for librarians

Details of a 3 hour training session for librarians developed in collaboration with the University of Northampton as part of the Institutional Engagement programme.

The course slides and handbook are CC-BY licensed for reuse.

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IDCC13: What’s in a name? The ‘data scientist’ symposium

The IDCC symposium this year was on ‘What is a data scientist?’ After some shuffling of chairs, Liz Lyon opened proceedings with a quick show of hands on who thought they were a data engineer, data analyst, data librarian, data steward, data journalist or data publisher? Data librarian and data steward got the biggest response, but would these people call themselves data scientists? Or are there other terms they would use?

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IDCC13: Bringing people together via DMPs

A blog post on the DMP workshop at IDCC 13 in Amsterdam.

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10 recommendations to get started with research data management

Ten recommendations for libraries to get started with research data management, Birte Christensen-Dalsgaard et al, (July, 2012) This is a breath of fresh air. An EU report that does exactly what it says on the tin - in only 3 pages! The LIBER e-Science working group held three workshops at conferences in 2011-2012. Their final report very succinctly summarises the findings of these and gives 10 prioritised recommendations.

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