Components of Institutional Research Data Services Workshop: introductory and concluding presentations

On 24-25 October 2012, in partnership with the Digital Curation Centre’s Institutional Engagements, the JISC Managing Research Data Programme ran a two day workshop on the ‘Components of Institutional Research Data Services’.  The workshop functioned as an opportunity for JISCMRD projects, for institutions working with the DCC and for other ‘fellow travellers’ to share progress … Read more

RDM Projects in the JISC Transformations Programme

The JISC Transformations Programme aims to support institutions achieve large scale change in a number of areas by supporting the deployment of JISC and non-JISC resources.  In Strand B, which is concerned with improved efficiency and/or cost savings in meeting institutional missions, there are two projects concerned with supporting better management of research data. The … Read more

Manage locally, discover (inter-)nationally: research data management lessons from Australia at OR2012

What to keep and why; how to support research data management through the lifecyle; and how to make the data citable, discoverable and reusable: these are core questions in research data management.  They are questions with both human and technical aspects.  These are the issues which Exeter is addressing through advocacy and training, its draft … Read more

Making the most of institutional data assets: Research Data Projects at OR2012 (Part 3…)

The issue of how to fund a research data management infrastructure on a sustainable basis while only partially relying on cost-recovery from grant funded research projects is a matter of concern for all JISCMRD projects and all institutions, including Open Exeter…  In relation to this issue, and others, Open Exeter is paying particular attention to how … Read more

Institutional Data Repositories and the Curation Hierarchy: reflections on the DCC-ICPSR workshop at OR2012 and the Royal Society’s Science as an Open Enterprise report

At Open Repositories 2012 the Digital Curation Centre and ICPSR (the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research) organised a workshop to consider issues around the roles and responsibilities of institutional data repositories. Graham Pryor opened the workshop with an overview of the DCC’s programme of institutional engagements.  The workshop featured three presentations relating to projects in the … Read more