JISC Managing Research Data Programme Elements in JISC Grant Funding Call 01-12

JISC has today release a Grant Funding Call 01/12.  The Call for Proposals comes from JISC’s Digital Infrastructure Team and contains four elements which are part of the Managing Research Data Programme http://bit.ly/jiscmrd2011-13

The Grant Funding Call may be found on the JISC website at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/fundingopportunities/funding_calls/2012/01/0112%20DI.aspx

The deadline for submission is 12.00 noon on 16 March 2012.  Please consult the eligibility criteria carefully when considering whether to prepare a proposal.

The Managing Research Data Elements may be found under Appendix A which provides information about the objectives of the Managing Research Data Programme.  The specific Calls for Proposals are detailed as Appendices A1-A4.

These activities seek:

  1. to encourage the publication of research data, and the integration of research data publication with other components of scholarly communications; and
  2. to encourage the development of high quality training materials in research data management, targeted at various important stakeholders.

The summary details are as follows:

Innovative Data Publication (Appendix A1)

Projects to design and implement innovative technical models and organisational partnerships to encourage and enable publication of research data.

A total of £320,000 is available for this work.  JISC intends to fund 2-4 projects of between £80,000 and £150,000 per project.

Projects should start as soon as possible after 1 June 2012 and should finish and finalise deliverables by 31 July 2013.

Scoping a Service to Collate and Summarise Journal Research Data Policies (Appendix A2)

A feasibility study (augmented with the development of a pilot demonstrator and the analysis of a range of possible business models) for a potential service to provide knowledge of – and a ready source of information covering – the journal policy landscape for research data.

A total of £90,000 is available for a single project to undertake this work.

The project should start as soon as possible after 1 June 2012 and should finish and finalise deliverables by the end of November 2012.

Research Data Management Training Materials (Appendix A3)

Projects to design, pilot and test training materials for research data management adapted for the needs of:

  1. discipline-focussed post-graduate courses, and researcher professional development;
  2. discipline liaison librarians;
  3. research support roles, including dedicated data managers.

A total of £300,000 is available for 5-8 projects of between £30,000 and £60,000 per project.

The projects should start as soon as possible after 1 June 2012 and should finish and finalise deliverables by 31 May 2013.

Training Materials Support and Synthesis Role (Appendix A4)

A support project for the above activity, to assist projects in following best practice, ensure reusability, engage stakeholders and synthesise outcomes.

A total of £80,000 is available for a single project to undertake this work.

The project should start as soon as possible after 1 June 2012 and should finish and finalise deliverables by 31 July 2013.

Further Information and an Opportunity to Discuss the Call

*There will be no briefing event for this Call.* Any enquiries about the Managing Research Data elements of the 01/12 Call for Proposals should be directed to me (Simon Hodson, the Programme Manager responsible for this area of activity: s.hodson@jisc.ac.uk, 07545 524 009).

I have specifically put aside the following days (Fri 10 Feb; Thu 23 Feb; Wed 29 Feb; Thu 1 Mar) to field any enquiries and for telephone discussions of the objectives and possible proposals.

Anyone wishing to discuss any feature of the Managing Research Data elements of the Call with me on these days is requested to select a slot on the is Google spreadsheet: http://bit.ly/jiscmrd-12-01-Call-Chats (in case the bit.ly degrades, the URL is https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AoaHWqA_UJNhdHFhN29Qb3dkVU1sWGxUb21EbmsxZ1E&hl=en_US#gid=0

Please leave your name, institution and contact details if possible, in the spreadsheet at your desired time.  If you prefer not to leave contact details, please at least leave your name and I shall simply expect you to call me at the time indicated on 07545524009 or 0203 006 6071

If for any reason you are these dates are not convenient, you may contact me to arrange another appointment.  I would be grateful if you could check my calendar in doing so: http://bit.ly/simonhodson99-calendar

I very much hope that these area of activity will strike a chord and there will be strong interest in the Managing Research Data elements of the 12-01 JISC Grant Funding Call.

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