Research at Risk

Two Presentations from JISC Managing Research Data Projects

Two projects have recently posted presentations which may be of interest to others.

Bill Worthington from the #rdtk_herts project recently gave a lunchtime presentation at the University of Hertfordshire which provides a useful overview of the Research Data Toolkit Project.  There are sections covering the motivation, national and local policy contexts, benefits/impact and the projects approach and implementation which will be of interest to JISCMRD Projects and other interested parties.  Bill will be following this up with an account of the ‘thoughtful debate’ which his presentation provoked.  See the presentation at:

Over in Lincoln, Mansur Darlington from the Bath REDm-MED Project (and the ERIM Project from the previous programme) gave a detailed presentation about these projects to Orbital, which is also working in the area of engineering.  Paul Stainthorpe has described the ERIM work on understanding what is required for managing engineering research data as ’embarrassingly good’: see!/kevingashley/status/166868418245574656

Mansur’s presentation is very detailed and well worth looking at.  See in particular the second part with sections on the ERIM’s research (covering terminology, identifying objects and understanding relationships, key findings, etc) and the REDm-MED’s work (covering engineering research data management planning and execution).  There are useful slides covering DMP tasks and areas where guidance and support is required.  Finally, Mansur covers ‘key building blocks for practical data management’.  The presentation and some notes from Joss Winn are available at