research data management

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The FOSTER project is running a moderated version of it's online Horizon 2020 Open Research Data pilot course from 6-10th June 2016.
To participate, there are a few things you need to do:

There have been a number of training courses in recent years to help reskill librarians for research data management. These courses raise awareness of reasons to manage and share data, identify good practices to follow, and point to available tools and support. Perhaps most importantly they build confidence and help librarians to see how their existing skills and knowledge are highly-relevant to supporting researchers with data.

The first phase of Research Data Spring concluded on January 12th with 70 ideas posted, 159 comments, 1005 votes and 603 users! But the process isn't over yet. Now Jisc needs your input to help identify which ideas should be taken forward to the next stage of the process.

It’s great to see how many ideas have been submitted to the Research Data Spring already. There are already over 40 proposals that cover a wide range of research data challenges. There are only a few days left to submit your ideas – it closes on Monday 12th January - so if you think there are gaps, submit an idea now!
Perhaps more importantly, you should register and vote. Jisc needs your input to determine which ideas are of most value to the community so please take some time to read through the proposals, comment and vote.

The Research Data Spring is a new programme from Jisc which is intended to support the development of new tools and services for research data management in UK universities. This news item describes how you can get involved. Don't delay - the first phase ends on 12 January 2015.

Sarah and I led an intensive, two-day workshop for research support staff at the University of Cape Town (UCT) on March 24-25th. The workshop was planned in collaboration with Gwenda Thomas, Executive Director of UCT Libraries and Reggie Raju, Deputy Director of Client Liaison Services at UCT Libraries. Our visit was sponsored by the Library and Information Studies Centre (LISC) at the University of Cape Town and we are very grateful to Professor Jaya Raju who made our trip possible. 

Joy and I have just returned from South Africa, full of ideas and hugely impressed by the level of engagement with RDM that we encountered. We’re indebted to Professor Jaya Raju of the Library and Information Studies Centre at the University of Cape Town who made the trip possible and expertly co-ordinated the various visits and events. As well as running meetings and workshops at UCT, we visited the University of the Western Cape (UWC), the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Stellenbosh University and CALICO.

Mastering Digital Librarianship, Alison Mackenzie and Lindsey Martin, editors