Because good research needs good data

Developing Research Data Management Services

12 May 2016 |

The session wais aimed at librarians, researchers, administrators and technology support professionals who need to develop and advance their organisation’s support for research data management. Participants will gain practical knowledge about how to scope, implement, refine and sustain their RDM services along with pointers to useful free tools and resources. 

During the exercises, participants worked in groups to incrementally flesh out a Business Model Canvas (BMC) for one RDM service area. The BMC offers a simple template for developing a new business model or refining an existing model. Different sections of the template focus on your organisation as seen from the customer perspective, the activity perspective, the financial perspective, and the value proposition that you seek to deliver. Being able to view these different perspectives in a single place is a key strength of this approach to business modelling. While paricipants focussed on one particular service  area during the day, the lessons learned can be applied to any/all of an institution’s RDM services. By working collaboratively to develop the BMC, participants had the opportunity to share their experiences across different stages of designing and delivering services as well as from different national and institutional contexts. 

Completed BMC templates from working groups. Please note, not all sections were completed in some cases. Participants may also be interested in the BMC results of the working groups from the IDCC16 conference workshop.  


10:00- 10:10      

Welcome and introduction


RDM services - getting the balance right 


Scoping and refining RDM requirements 


Exercise: Defining your value proposition and identifying customers


Coffee Break


Exercise: Identifying institutional resources and external partnerships


Lunch (provided)


Rolling out services - good practice and implementation challenges


Exercise: Considering communication channels


Making the case for RDM – from pilots to sustainable services


Coffee break


Exercise: Identifying service related costs and revenue streams


Wrap up and close


Costs and Registration

The cost of the workshop is £180 and includes all refreshments and lunch.

Registration is now open.