UK Data Service guest post: providing access to sensitive data – using the 5 Safes

The management of sensitive data is becoming a common concern across research disciplines and institutions within the UK. This has been clearly demonstrated by the many discussions arising on this subject, as well as a few of the proposals submitted to research data spring (managing sensitive data, information governance for clinical research studies, AMASED: Access … Read more

Research at Risk – survey of services and systems for research data (& other scholarly outputs)

In this blog post, John Kaye introduces our survey on services and systems for research data: As part of the consultation around our Research at Risk Co-design challenge requirements for shared preservation, archiving and repository services were identified. The university representatives we spoke to explained that they felt that there is a gap in terms of digital … Read more

Sowing the Seed – Incentives and motivations for sharing research data: a researcher’s perspective

In this blog post David Kernohan introduces a new report from the Knowledge Exchange: Why should researchers share their data? It seems like a fairly straightforward question – after all the benefits from sharing data are becoming quite clear – funding, peer input, citation; and in an increasingly global research environment the ability to share … Read more

Introducing OpenAIRE2020

We’re delighted to welcome the announcement that OpenAIRE2020 will start in January next year, and to say that Jisc is a significant partner in this project. OpenAIRE provides an important infrastructure for open research at a European level, complementing many of the services that Jisc offers to UK institutions, and adding value to those services. … Read more

Directions in Research Data Management

Here is a post from David Kernohan to report on a workshop we recently held with ARMA, RLUK, RUGIT, SCONUL and UCISA in early November, on 6th and 7th. Over two days in the Moller Centre at Churchill College, Cambridge, delegates debated the key barriers standing in the way of our fully realising the benefits … Read more