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

Research data spring – two months update

From a joint workshop among 5 projects to employing an online brainstorming application called, the research data spring project teams have been applying creative ways to engage their communities. If you wonder what else they have been up to, see the short updates below. And if you would like to participate at the London sandpit workshop on 13-14 July, please get in … Read more

British Library guest post: DOIs at research data spring

The UK DataCite DOI specialists Rachael Kotarski and Stephen Andrews joined us at the first research data spring workshop back in February along with all the idea enthusiasts and research data management experts. They got involved with a number of projects that are trying to integrate DOIs and other persistent identifiers within the research data … Read more