Research Data Spring – how did we do?

The first phase of research data spring concluded last week. We have received an incredible number of ideas and have been busy reviewing them. We are really excited about your dedication and the smart solutions that you have identified.

In a nutshell, out of 70 ideas posted, 42 of the authors are looking for collaborators, 15 still want some feedback, and 8 need pilot volunteers.

The most active contributors were Christopher Awre from University of Hull and Christopher Gutteridge from University of Southampton, with four ideas each.

And here is an overview of top contributions:

User  Total ideas
a.whyte 2
Athanasios Velios 2
Christopher Awre 4
Christopher Gutteridge 4
g.j.blyth 2
ian.gent 2
Jonathan Tedds 2
joy.davidson 2
matthew.addis 2
Michael Trikic 2
Institution Total ideas
STFC 2
University of Sheffield 2
City University London 2
Arkivum 2
Figshare 2
London Metropolitan University 2
University of Leicester 3
University of Leeds 3
University of the Arts London 3
University of Hull 4
University of St Andrews 4
DCC 5
University of Southampton 6
University of Edinburgh 6

At last, here are the ideas going through to the workshop. We intended to select around 30 ideas, but there were so many good ones, that we have invited 44.

The ideas going to the next stage are in the listed below, in no particular order:

3D data workflow
An Intelligent Data Cleaning Software Tool for Research Data
Architecture for end-to-end data archiving
Badges as a proxy for peer review of data
Clipper: Enhancing time-based media for research
Cloud Work Bench
Collaboration tool for qualitative data analysis
Computational Experiments as Data Objects
DAF Question Bank
Data browsing tools for repositories
Develop a DataVault
Dissecting digital humanities data with biomedical tools
Distributed Knowledge Sharing Platform for RDM
Enabling complex analysis of large scale digital collections
Extending the Organisational Profile Document (OPD) to cover RDM
GeosMeta: a metadata and provenance service to support research
Giving researchers credit for their data
Integrated RDM toolkit/service
Link EPrints to remote research data
Linked data notebook
Managing Sensitive data
Open Source Database-as-a-Service with Data Publishing
Preserving research data through deposit
Protocol for a shared approach to Research Data Management Systems
Provenance and Packaging
Pushing Database Wiki out of the nest
RDM Administration Analytics
Recomputation: enabling archiving of computational experiments
Research Data Management at the coalface
Research Data requirements vocabulary
Research Software: assigning persistent identifiers
Seeing is believing – visualising research data
Seemless RDM, Seemless Integration
Sound Matters: a framework for use and re-use of sound
Standard protocol for research equipment
Standards and Schemas for Digital Research Notebooks
Template Solution for Integrated Repository and RMS
Unlocking the UK’s thesis data through persistent identifiers
Use semantic desktop to capture contextual research data
Wrapping up RDM functionality
Research Data Infrastructure for the Visual Arts (RDIVA)
Streamlining Deposit: An OJS to Repository Plugin
Research Data as a Unique and Distinctive Collection (UDC)
The Lab Box: Solve local backup, work towards rich metadata

IDCC workshop

We have invited all the authors of the successful ideas to present their solutions at the IDCC workshop on the 12th of February in London. The workshop promises to be well attended, with a delegate list that has been filled up very quickly. More details on the programme and the aims are coming up shortly.

What to expect from the sandpit workshop?

The sandpit workshop is taking place on the 26 and 27 of February in Birmingham. This is where we hope your ideas will start blooming into superb projects.

The workshop will be carried over both days with different activities each day that you wouldn’t want to miss. During the first day, ideas will be developed and they may well change or combine with others. We have sent the authors a list of questions to consider and to help them prepare for this first day, where they can shape their own or other ideas within their group.

We have also started working on a preliminary set of groups of ideas that will work together during one of the sessions at the sandpit workshop. During this session we will encourage participants to find synergies and recognise priorities. The groups are in the table below. We have identified common themes or similar solutions or issues raised by these ideas. We welcome your feedback.

Analytics & Visualisation 3D data workflow
Data browsing tools for repositories
Enabling complex analysis of large scale digital collections
RDM Administration Analytics
Seeing is believing – visualising research data
Preservation Develop a DataVault
Preserving research data through deposit
Provenance GeosMeta: a metadata and provenance service to support research
Provenance and Packaging
Standards and Schemas for Digital Research Notebooks
Use semantic desktop to capture contextual research data
Researcher experience An Intelligent Data Cleaning Software Tool for Research Data
Badges as a proxy for peer review of data
Clipper: Enhancing time-based media for research
Cloud Work Bench
Collaboration tool for qualitative data analysis
Giving researchers credit for their data
Research Data Management at the coalface
The Lab Box: Solve local backup, work towards rich metadat
Reuse Computational Experiments as Data Objects
Recomputation: enabling archiving of computational experiments
Research Software: assigning persistent identifiers
Research Data as a Unique and Distinctive Collection (UDC)
Unlocking the UK’s thesis data through persistent identifiers
Sensitive data Dissecting digital humanities data with biomedical tools
Managing Sensitive data
Services Linked data notebook
Open Source Database-as-a-Service with Data Publishing
Pushing Database Wiki out of the nest
Standardising discourses Architecture for end-to-end data archiving
DAF Question Bank
Extending the Organisational Profile Document (OPD) to cover RDM
Research Data requirements vocabulary
Sound Matters: a framework for use and re-use of sound
Standard protocol for research equipment
System integrations Distributed Knowledge Sharing Platform for RDM
Integrated RDM toolkit/service
Link EPrints to remote research data
Protocol for a shared approach to Research Data Management Systems
Research Data Infrastructure for the Visual Arts (RDIVA)
Seemless RDM, Seemless Integration
Template Solution for Integrated Repository and RMS
Streamlining Deposit: An OJS to Repository Plugin
Wrapping up RDM functionality

 

The second day at the sandpit workshop will be for pitching the ideas that attendants have agreed to go forward. The pitch will have to be short and convincing, it will have to describe the long-term outputs, plans of action and expected results for the first 3 months. The panel will decide then who will get funding and the amount. All the successful ideas will return to a second workshop after the first three months of development.

On my calendar, February is a very exciting month!

 

 

 

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