Because good research needs good data

Assessing institutional awareness & readiness for compliance with EPSRC Policy Framework

workshop, compliance, readiness

08 May 2014 |

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) is delighted to announce we will host a one-day workshop on May 8th in Glasgow to help UK HEIs to assess their readiness to comply with EPSRC policy framework on research data. 

The workshop will be split into two main sessions. The first session will provide a summary of recent surveys by EPSRC (Ben Ryan) and DCC (Angus Whyte). A a practical session will help participants benchmark their institutional progress towards EPSRC compliance, using an abridged version of the DCC's Collaborative Assessment of Research Data Infrastructure and Objectives (CARDIO) tool. The morning session will also provide brief case studies showcasing examples of activity currently underway. After lunch, the workshop will continue with discussion  of ongoing challenges and how these may be addressed. 

The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to hear about current good practice from peer institutions, share experiences and lessons learned in developing, implementing and sustaining research data management and sharing infrastructure and support services and an opportunity to benchmark  progress towards compliance with EPSRC's Policy Framework on Research Data.  

Please complete our short questionnaire on the potential need for additional workshop and/or meetings regarding institutional readiness for EPSRC compliance. 

Who should attend: library staff, research administrators, senior management, researchers



10:30-11:00 Coffee and registration

11:00-11:10 Welcome and overview

11:10-11:30 Practical exercise to benchmark institutional progress

CARDIO matrix for EPSRC compliance [PDF] [DOC]

11:30-12:00 Summary of EPSRC survey results, Ben Ryan

12:00-12:20 Summary of DCC RDM survey, Angus Whyte 

12:20-13:00 Case studies on activity within UK HEIs

13:00-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:10 Case studies in activity within UK HEIs

14:10-15:10 Break out sessions to review progress with peers (3 x 20 minutes)

  • RDM policy, strategy development, governance and sustainability
  • Data management support and staff development
  • Research data storage, preservation and sharing

15:10-15:30 Feedback and discussion 

15:30-16:00 Gaps, shared services and ongoing challenges, Rachel Bruce and Martin Hamilton, Jisc

16:00 - 16:15 Summary and wrap-up, Kevin Ashley, DCC 


Venue: Level 5, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Department of Computing Science, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ


Travel information


Reference documents:

EPSRC policy framework on research data

EPSRC expectations