Education and Training for Research Data Handling at RDA Plenary 6, September 2015

Laura Molloy reports on progress at the RDA's interest group on education and skills for research data handling, which met at last week's plenary in Paris. 

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DCC, DPC and ULCC launch training needs survey

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC), Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and University of London Computer Centre (ULCC) are collaborating on a new survey to gain an updated view on digital archiving and preservation training needs across professional sectors and countries. Colleagues and/or friends who have an interest in digital archiving and preservation are invited to complete the survey available here until Friday 2 October 2015.

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Bumper week of FOSTER events

It has been a busy week for FOSTER open science events! David Ball and I have been in the Czech Republic speaking at open science days in Prague and Brno. Martin Donnelly spoke at the 2020 vision event in Oxford, and Joy Davidson is involved in a workshop in collaboration with UNESCO on open science for doctoral schools.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Glasgow

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts, contributed by Mary Donaldson of the University of Glasgow.

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IDCC15 session A2: Curation Infrastructure, Education and Training

A report on session A2: 'Curation Infrastructure, Education and Training' at the International Digital Curation Conference, London, on Tuesday 10 February 2015. 

Session A2 provided two analyses of the current priorities and workflows of researchers as they go about their research activity.  In both cases, the findings have potential use in improving institutional support for digital curation and research data management.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from Loughborough University

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is based on discussion with Dave Temple and Jeff Brown at Loughborough University.


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Training librarians for research data management and open science

At IDCC15 we’ll be running a workshop with colleagues from the UK and the Netherlands who have experience of developing and running training for librarians. The workshop will showcase five training courses that are freely available to reuse. The aim is to raise awareness of existing materials, give participants ideas for reusing or combining the content, and share lessons to inform future training.

The workshop runs from 9am-4pm on Wednesday 11th February and costs £100. Please check the event summary for the programme and a link to registration. 

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the University of Northampton

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is from Miggie Pickton at the University of Northampton.

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Where are they now? An RDM update from the Open University

The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is the Open University which was incorporated into our Institutional Engagement programme in autumn 2013. At that time the OU had only recently commenced an internal project to develop as institutional framework for the management of research data which was being led by Library Services. We catch up with Isabel Chadwick to find out what progress they have made in the last year:   The OU’s Research Data Management project ended in January 2013, the key outcomes of which were the creation of:

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Fostering open science

Training for EC project officers on open access and open data in Horizon 2020

We ran four half-day workshops at the end of June as part of the FOSTER project. FOSTER aims to facilitate open science by training researchers about open access and open data. The courses were for project officers at the European Commission. They’re the liaison point between researchers and the EC, so our training looked specifically at the requirements under Horizon 2020. It was a really useful learning experience for me too – I came away knowing much more about open access and the support available via OpenAIRE. Below is a summary of the key points and references I took away.

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