ORCID guest post: unique and persistent identifiers and research data spring

The first research data spring workshop has seen a number of experts from different areas of the research data lifecycle coming together. But what are their thoughts now and how will they continue working with the projects in the coming months? We wanted to share these with you in a series of guest blog posts. … Read more

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

Report for the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) Research at Risk workshop, 11 February, 2015

Report of workshop in February 2015 by David Kernohan The 10th anniversary of the International Digital Curation Conference was an opportunity to reflect on a decade of sustained activity that have brought research data management from an interesting fringe concern to the centre of institutional and national conversation. As such, it was the perfect place … Read more

Research Data Spring – how did we do?

The first phase of research data spring concluded last week. We have received an incredible number of ideas and have been busy reviewing them. We are really excited about your dedication and the smart solutions that you have identified. In a nutshell, out of 70 ideas posted, 42 of the authors are looking for collaborators, … 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