Because good research needs good data

DCC Roadshow Northeast England


23-24 April 2012 |

The 10th DCC regional roadshow will take place on 23rd and 24th April at the Darwin Suite, 3rd Floor Bioscience Centre, Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4EP(*).

Location map

The roadshow is being co-organised with Professor Julie Mcleod, Northumbria University School of Computing, Engineering, and Information Sciences.

  • Day 1 is a general introduction. DCC will provide an overview of the research data management landscape, and the support on offer to help develop capabilities in this area. Experiences will be shared through case studies from institutions in the Northeast to help build a community of data management expertise.
  • Day 2 is a strategic training day of interest to anyone planning research data management services for their institution or research faculty/department. The workshop sessions each combine a short practical introduction with exercises to help you, whether you are considering the scope of these services or already initiating change.
(* Satnav users: Please note that NE4 7AD will take you to Times Square Car Park)
Day 1 gave an introduction to DCC support and case studies of best practice from the region:

John Williams, Institutional implementation of RDM infrastructure in the Iridium Project - the story so far [ppt]

Sue Childs & Julie McLeod, Researcher perspectives on putting research data management plans to work – DATUM in Action [ppt]

Kevin Ashley, The changing data landscape and what the DCC can do for you [ppt]

Simon Kerridge, Research Management and Support– how research information systems can track outputs and impacts to help meet funder expectations [ppt]

Paul Watson, Tackling the main barriers to cloud adoption [ppt]

Jonathan Tedds, BRISSkit: a national data hosting service for researchers in Biomedicine and Bioinformatics [pdf]

Andy Powell, Eduserv's Community Cloud for Education [ppt]

Day 2 covered three key topics, with accompanying practical exercises: 
  • Introduction to RDM: Activities, Roles and Requirements [slides] [exercise]
  • Supporting data management planning work [slides] [exercise]
  • Facing the Data Challenge: Developing Data Policy and Services [slides] [exercise]
Grey Street Hotel ( ) is within walking distance. Call them on 0191 230 6777, ask to speak to Lottie Haylock (Manager) and quote DCC to get a discounted rate for 23rd April.

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