What did you say there Skippy? Learning from our Aussie neighbours

From mid-July to mid-September, the DCC’s Sarah Jones will be working remotely on placement with the Australian Research Data CommonsSarah will be in Australia on behalf of the EOSC Executive Board to attend the ARDC Skills Summit and meet with relevant data stakeholders to explore what lessons can be learned from their work to inform European initiatives. She’ll be based primarily at the ARDC offices in Melbourne, but will also visit Brisbane and Sydney and meet with CSIRO, various universities and some partners in recent ARDC Data and Services Discovery projects.

Read more about the trip in the news item.

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New MOOC: Delivering Research Data Management Services

The Digital Curation Centre in collaboration with Research Data Netherlands have developed an online course on Delivering Research Data Management Services (DRDMS). The course is now open for enrolment at https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/delivering-research-data-management-services starting officially on the 2nd of September 2019. 

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DMPonline subscription model - revisited

Based on your feedback, we are revisiting the subscription models for DMPonline. 

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New DCC paper on Open and FAIR

A few weeks ago, a new paper was published that I co-authored with Rosie Higman from the University of Manchester and Daniel Bangert from the University of Göttingen. It untangles the overlaps between FAIR, Open and RDM, providing insights on how each can be used for advocacy and improving good research practice. Check it out!

Higman, R., Bangert, D. and Jones, S., 2019. Three camps, one destination: the intersections of research data management, FAIR and Open. http://doi.org/10.1629/uksg.468

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Closing the gap – connection points between DMPs and repositories

On Monday (10th June 2019), we ran a workshop  in Hamburg at the Open Repositories conference where we discussed potential connection points between Data Management Plans and repository platforms. We had a great variety of attendees from different backgrounds (librarians, repository managers, developers, researchers) and different countries (South Africa, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany, UK and Norway amongst others). As a result our discussions were very rich and informed by various perspectives and viewpoints.

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DMPonline release notes: May 2019

Magdalena summarises May 2019 DMPonline release. 

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Dublin

Dublin is a beautiful city. It has a welcoming and hospitable feel about it, with all the buzz of a capital city but without the mad rush.

Its architecture consists mostly of Georgian-style red brick houses, givinge the city a warm and friendly look. There is variety, of course, and you will find plenty of historical sites to visit.

You can easily escape the city in one of Dublin's many parks or on a short train ride to one of Dublin's pretty coastal villages.

Digital Repository of Ireland

Digital Repository of Ireland logoThe Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is a national trusted digital repository (TDR) for Ireland’s social and cultural data. We preserve, curate, and provide sustained access to a wealth of Ireland’s humanities and social sciences data through a single online portal.

National development in Sweden for Data Management Plan

Sabina Anderberg (Business Developer) from Stockholm University explains national development in Sweden for Data Management Plans.

"As from 2019, all who are awarded a grant from the Swedish Research Council must have a data management plan (DMP) if the research generates research data. The plan shall describe how collected and/or created data will be managed during the course of the research, plus how they will be dealt with afterward."


 

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Customising DMPonline

In this blog post Magdalena explains the benefits of the DMPonline enhanced package. 

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