Research at Risk

Data Management Infrastructure Call

The Research Data Programme 2009-11 will build upon existing work, within and without the JISC, both nationally and internationally, to establish the foundations for the UK research data infrastructure. A briefing paper about the Programme will be available shortly.  One of the Programme’s principal aims is to encourage more effective management of research data across the HE sector and within institutions. The recent Call for Projects 07/09 Data Management Infrastructure addresses this objective.

The Call seeks projects which will identify requirements to manage data created by researchers, and then will deploy a pilot data management infrastructure to address these requirements. Projects may work at any appropriate level (e.g. research group, department, faculty, school etc) within an institution, or they may work with researchers collaborating across institutions.

Up to £250,000 per project is available. 6-8 projects will be funded for a total of £1.5M. A community Briefing Event will be held on Monday 6 July 2009. The deadline for submission of bids is 12 noon on Thursday 6 August 2009.

The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) will provide general support for this Call and for the JISC Research Data Programme more generally.  Bidders are invited to consult with the DCC in preparing their bids.  A specialised e-mail address and telephone number for enquiries will shortly be set up: please watch out for announcements.  In the meantime, bidders may use the contact details provided on the DCC’s general Helpdesk Page.

Please follow this blog for updates and ongoing announcements relating to this Call and the Research Data Programme more generally.

In advance of the Briefing Day, you may post queries relating to the Call on Twitter (#datman).  This will help us assemble a useful set of FAQs in advance of that event.

Looking for consortium partners?  Contact the DCC, the Programme Manager ( or tweet (#datman).