Reflections on our RDM session at the Repository Fringe 2015

On the second day at the Repository Fringe, Rachel Bruce, Linda Naughton and I ran a session on research data management and relevant research at risk projects. Rachel started the session with a few updates around the research at risk project. Each of us then run a parallel break out group focusing on a particular … Read more

Concordat for Open Research Data

Over the past year or so the UK Open Research Data Forum has been meeting with the aim of facilitating stakeholders to work together to help to drive the open research data agenda and related practice and policy in the UK forward. The Forum includes representatives from universities, funders, publishers and other bodies such as … Read more

Repository Fringe 2015

This year, the Repository Fringe organised by the DCC, EDiNA, and University of Edinburgh and sponsored by ULCC, Arkivum and EPrints services offered a buffet of all you can handle technical and non-technical ideas, features and projects around repositories. The event partly followed an unconference style, but was focused around two general topics: open access … Read more

Research data spring – second phase results

On 14th of July, 15 research data spring projects presented their progress and their objectives for another 4 months of development. This all started back in November, when researchers, librarians, publishers and developers were invited to post and discuss their ideas on our online IdeaScale platform. In February, during the first sandpit workshop, we selected 16 … Read more

Lancaster University guest post: workshop of 4 research data spring projects

On 22nd June 2015, Lancaster University hosted a workshop titled “Research Data Management – solutions for your needs”. Originally planned as a smaller meeting to get mid-project feedback for our research data spring project DMAOnline (Data Management Administration Online) we received so much interest that we organised a bigger half-day workshop. We were joined by … Read more

Activities, solutions and experiences within UK universities to meet the EPSRC research data policy

by Monica Duke DCC, Jonathan Rans, DCC and Verena Weigert, Jisc With a view to sharing solutions and lessons learned across the higher education sector we have examined activities and experiences within four UK universities – the University of East London, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds and the University of St Andrews … Read more