Extending the OPD for RDM - feedback welcomed!

18 June, 2015 | in DCC News
By: Joy Davidson

Seeking your feedback!

This pilot to extend the organisational profile document (OPD) to cover research data management is made possible by support from Jisc's Research Data Spring

The key objective for this pilot is to agree within the community a list of basic RDM infrastructure components in light of EPSRC's Policy Framework on Research Data. This list is meant to represent the basic RDM components that need to be in put into place and maps infrastructure requirements to possible evidence of infrastructure. We'd be very grateful for any feedback from the UK HEI community and funding bodies in particular but also welcome views from other stakeholders. Is this list complete? Are there components that are missing? 

Once the list is agreed, we will seek to make RDM infrastructure components more visible within HEIs by adapting the OPD. The OPD is a simple RDF file which was developed by Equipment.data at the University of Southampton to help HEIs comply with EPSRC's mandate about exposing information about research equipment bought with public funds. The OPD is both human and machine readable. Over 40 UK HEIs already have an OPD in place.   

Please submit directly to the spreadsheet in Google Docs or email your feedback by July 10 2015.