research funders

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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IDCC11 Preview: An interview with David Lynn

In the second of our preview posts ahead of the 7th International Digital Curation Conference, we talk to David Lynn, Head of Strategic Planning and Policy at the Wellcome Trust, about what he views to be the key issues surrounding the conference....

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