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

***The Deadline to Submit and EOI has been extended to Monday 14th December*** 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 … 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

Jisc RDM Shared Service Pilot

Workshops 18th and 19th Nov and Expressions of interest for pilot institutions. Based on demands from the academic community Jisc is looking at delivering a research data management shared service over the next 18 months. In order to achieve this we will need to work in close partnership with a number of UK HEI’s to … 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