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

ORCID guest post: unique and persistent identifiers and research data spring

The first research data spring workshop has seen a number of experts from different areas of the research data lifecycle coming together. But what are their thoughts now and how will they continue working with the projects in the coming months? We wanted to share these with you in a series of guest blog posts. … Read more

UK Data Service guest post: providing access to sensitive data – using the 5 Safes

The management of sensitive data is becoming a common concern across research disciplines and institutions within the UK. This has been clearly demonstrated by the many discussions arising on this subject, as well as a few of the proposals submitted to research data spring (managing sensitive data, information governance for clinical research studies, AMASED: Access … Read more

Research at Risk – survey of services and systems for research data (& other scholarly outputs)

In this blog post, John Kaye introduces our survey on services and systems for research data: As part of the consultation around our Research at Risk Co-design challenge requirements for shared preservation, archiving and repository services were identified. The university representatives we spoke to explained that they felt that there is a gap in terms of digital … Read more

Report for the International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC) Research at Risk workshop, 11 February, 2015

Report of workshop in February 2015 by David Kernohan The 10th anniversary of the International Digital Curation Conference was an opportunity to reflect on a decade of sustained activity that have brought research data management from an interesting fringe concern to the centre of institutional and national conversation. As such, it was the perfect place … Read more