UKDA

ESRC releases a new research data policy

The ESRC has released a new research data policy which draws on the OECD principles to promote open access to publicly-funded research data. The policy is accompanied by detailed implementation guidance and outlines the specific responsibilities assigned to grant applicants, grantholders, the ESRC, and the data service providers it funds.

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Managing and sharing data

I really like the UK Data Archive publication "Managing and Sharing Data: a best practice guide for researchers". It's been available in print form for a while, although I did hear they had run out and were revising it. Meanwhile, you can get the PDF version from their web site. It is complemented by sections of their web site which reflect, and sometimes expand on, the sections in the Guide. The sections are:

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Arts and Humanities Data Service... next steps?

In an earlier post, I mentioned the decision by the AHRC (and later JISC) to cease funding the

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Open Access everyone? Or not?

I occasionally look at the OpenDOAR service, which list information about repositories, and check out those which claim to include data (the term they use is datasets, although it is possible that “other” might also be applicable!).

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UKDA 40th Birthday: back to basics?

There are not many digital data management organisations that can claim 40 years of continuous service. This week the UK Data Archive (UKDA, which holds mainly social science datasets) celebrates 40 years since its founding in 1967, with a party yesterday in the House of Commons followed by a small workshop in the UKDA’s fancy new quarters at the University of Essex.

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