Piloting institutional digital preservation

On World Preservation Day 2019 we are delighted to publish a case study from a team at the University of St Andrews. Sean Rippington (Digital Archives and Copyright Manager, University Library), Federica Fina (Data Scientist, Research and Innovation Services) and Anna Clements, Head of Digital Research, Research and Innovation Services took part as a pilot … Read more

Research managers and the elephant; a Jisc/ ARMA study tour

Jisc’s mission is to enable people within the UK Higher Education, Further Education and Skills sectors to perform at the forefront of their practice by allowing them to fully exploit digital content and connectivity. As a former research manager now working at Jisc, I am aware that there is sometimes a lack of knowledge among … Read more

Research analytics service: From defining the problem to refining the solution

Introduction In my previous post (Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions) I gave an overview of the project, some background to research analytics at Jisc, and details on the discovery phase for a Research Analytics Service. In this post I’m going to update you on the progress made in the first … Read more

Mixed access and licence values in repository records

On 22nd May 2019, members of the Jisc Open Research Hub team held a webinar which presented a set of design options around the assigning of more than one licence or access type to a repository deposit. The aim was to get feedback to help the design team decide which approach to develop.  Although the webinar … Read more

Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions

Introduction Jisc members are increasingly looking at the opportunities of using data to inform their planning and the way they pursue their own diverse missions. At Jisc, we’ve been looking at the potential of analytics services related to research that can support universities in making better decisions. In a recent blog post – Jisc, research … Read more

Four rising areas of concern in research data management

Our guest blogger, Andrea Chiarelli from Research Consulting, outlines what we heard from the Jisc RDM Toolkit working group, at a meeting held in London on April 8th. A recent survey by the European University Association showed that almost 40% of universities in their sample lacked research data management (RDM) policies and were not in … Read more

All that is good and FAIR

An important article has been published in Nature Biotechnology about the work of FAIRsharing.org, a curated registry of data and metadata standards, databases and policies intended for a variety of users in the research space. FAIRsharing tracks the evolution of how these resources interrelate by working closely with research communities, standards creators and repository providers. … Read more