research data management

DCC training workshop at iPres 2012

The DCC ran a workshop in collaboration with several other digital curation stakeholders today. Pushing the Boundaries - excellence in digital curation education and training through collaboration covered a number of themes, including curriculum development, assessing course content, and developing frameworks to map skills and evaluate training.

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Demystifying research data

Summary from the the workshop 'Demystifying research data: don't be scared, be prepared' organised by the JIBS User Group and RLUK (Research Libraries UK), and held at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London.

The event was intended to provide a general introduction to research data management (RDM) for subject/liaison librarians, and others responsible for providing support to academic departments.

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A journey shared – on the road to research data management.

The workshop on developing institutional data policies held in mid-March helped institutions to come together to discuss different approaches and learn from each other. This article describes some of the lessons emerging from the workshop, complementing other reports on the same workshop.

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Turning roadmaps to action

Many UK Higher Education Institutions are setting out their 'roadmap' of actions to support research data management, to meet a deadline set by funding body EPSRC. Prompted by a workshop organised by DCC and JISC with the RoaDMaP project at Leeds University, Angus Whyte considers how a roadmap fits alongside documentation of policy and process.

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Navigating the potholes

As part of our series of blog posts on developing RDM roadmaps, this week we're reflecting on what a roadmap looks like and where HEIs have most work to do.

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5 Steps to Research Data Readiness

Read the lastest publication from the DCC '5 Steps to Research Data Readiness' a handy pocket sized guided aimed at IT service managers.

 

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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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Reflections on IDCC 11 day one

Reflections on IDCC 11 Day One by Clifford Lynch, CNI

Photo (c) Tim Gander

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Organisational perspectives at #idcc11

Summary of presentations in the organisational perspectives session at #idcc11

Data Matters: A view from a research funder
David Lynn, Head of Strategic Planning and Policy, Wellcome Trust
 
Taking care of the university's research data
Jeff Haywood, Vice Principal Knowledge Management, Chief Information Officer and Librarian, University of Edinburgh
 
Data Transparency: Managing the legislative risk
Andrew Charlesworth, Director of the Centre for IT and Law (CITL), University of Bristol

 

Photo (c) Tim Gander

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Reflections on research data management

Reflections on research data management: RDM is on the up and up but data driven policy development seems a long way off.

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