research data management

Register for the Dundee roadshow

Registration for the Dundee roadshow is now open!

The event takes place on 5-6 December in the Library and Learning Centre, University of Dundee.

Further information, including a draft programme, is available on the event page.

Register here to join us in Dundee!

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Are you really on the map?

Between 18th July and 18th September 2012, Research Office heads or the PVCs Research (or their equivalent) in one hundred UK institutions in receipt of EPSRC funding, were invited to complete an online DCC survey designed to establish reactions to (and the impact from) EPSRC’s call for the development of effective research data roadmaps. For the purpose of this survey we identified HEIs that receive more than 10% of their total funding from research and are currently in receipt of one or more EPSRC grants. This gave us our list of one hundred institutions.

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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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