Working together: Institutional Engagements

1 March, 2012 | in DCC News
By: Marieke Guy

The DCC has recently started working on a one-to-one basis with a number of Higher Education Institutions. The work takes the form of a series of Institutional Engagements which allow the DCC to provide tailored support to institutions and help them increase their research data management capability.

Lessons learnt will be shared with the wider community.

The Institutional Engagement page explains the process in more detail by answering questions such as:

  • What is an Institutional Engagement?
  • Why is the DCC carrying them out?
  • What can the DCC do to help your institution?
  • Who are the Institutional Engagement team?

At the University of Surrey, one of the more advanced engagements, the DCC team have been pleased with how quickly activities have been carried out. Angus Whyte (Senior Institutional Officer) and Jonathan Rans (Instututional Support Officer) have recently finished the first two rounds of Data Asset Framework interviews. Over the next few weeks the results of this will feed into the production of an EPSRC roadmap.

The EPSRC roadmap requirement is currently framing quite a few of the engagements. Research organisations are expected to have a roadmap in place by May 2012 to ensure their policies and processes are in line with the EPSRC policy framework on research data. The roadmap is to be implemented by May 2015. The DCC hopes to share more on their experience of working with institutions in developing roadmaps leading up to the May deadline.