RDM Shared Services November Workshops

Last week Jisc held two workshops at Conference Aston around proposed shared services for research data. The workshops were over two days and split between higher education institutions and RDM system suppliers. During both days we received a huge amount of feedback from all participants and we would like thank them for all of their … Read more

RDM Shared Service – Briefing Document and Updated Requirements

With just over a week to go before the RDM Shared Service workshops in Birmingham we have been delighted with the response and the interest from both HEI’s and system suppliers, with both events quickly reaching capacity. In advance of the workshops we have prepared a comprehensive briefing document outlining the current concepts and processes … Read more

Research Data Management Shared Service – Call for Formal Expressions of Interest

Last month we introduced Jisc’s research data management shared service project and asked for informal expressions of interest to gauge demand for institutions wanting to develop an RDM service in partnership with Jisc and our suppliers. As a result of the response we had to our call for informal EOI’s we are now launching a … Read more

Research Data Alliance 6th Plenary

The Research Data Alliance formed in 2012 with a vision for researchers and innovators to openly share data across technologies, disciplines, and countries to address the grand challenges of society. “Participation in RDA is open to anyone who agrees to its guiding principles of openness, consensus, balance, harmonisation, with a community driven and non-profit approach.” … Read more

Achieving efficiencies and sharing assets and equipment across UK universities

The S-lab conference last week was a most inspiring and interesting event. It had everything, from a keynote speaker representing NASA to an awards dinner with Matthew Cobb revealing life’s greatest secret, and exhibitors showing the newest lab designs and coolest lab equipment. It was attended by close to 400 participants both from higher education … Read more

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