5 highlights and next steps for the RDSS market research

Back in March, I wrote a blog on our plans and the first findings from the market research piece within the research data shared service project. We have come some way since then, but more work is expected. In this blog, I will summarise what we have done, and outline our next key steps. If … Read more

Data in arts, performances and digital humanities – conference roundup

The season of data conferences started and I had the privilege to attend and participate in a workshop at the 21st International Conference on Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA), which was hosted by the Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth between 10 and 13 September. Data in arts and dance performance … Read more

Next Generation Research Environments – recommendations and next steps

Background At the end of 2016 we launched the latest co-design challenge. Two of the challenges had a research focus and aim to address some of the fundamental issues universities are facing with the advances of technology in research – Digital Skills for Research and Next Generation Research Environments. Following a period of consultation and … Read more

My first research data network event

I am a graduate trainee currently assisting with project management support to the research data shared service team at Jisc, helping with all administrative and project related tasks. I was keen to attend the Research Data Network (RDN) event because I wanted to learn more about Research Data Management (RDM), and the ways in which … Read more

Where are we with open research data infrastructures in the UK?

Since the Royal Society published its ‘Science as an open enterprise’ report in 2012 and RCUK set out its research data policies a year earlier, the UK has progressed on the open data agenda, despite quite a tumultuous political period and lots of change. Whether we are moving fast enough or not is something that … Read more

The data tsunami—the Environmental Sciences perspective

Annemarie Eckes, a PhD student from Cambridge University, is one of the Jisc Research Data Champions.  She’s also a Research Data Champion at Cambridge.  She recently participated in the RDA EU-ENVRI summer school on data management and data science in Espoo, Finland.  These are her reflections on the experience.   Like most disciplines Environmental Sciences are … Read more

FAIR in Practice, a reality check indeed!

To follow-up my previous blog on the FAIR in practice work Jisc is taking on, I’d like to report back on a lively panel session on FAIR principles that took place as part of the Jisc Research Data Management event in York, on 28th June 2017. Expert panellists Cameron Neylon (Curtin University, Western Australia), Ingeborg … Read more

ForSci – a repository for the forensic science community

 by Helen Kara We Research It Jisc is looking at how it can use the repository infrastructure currently being built for the research data shared service to meet use cases outside the traditional university institutional repository. In our first case we are working with the forensic science community to gather requirements for a research outputs … Read more

Impressions from the ARMA 2017 annual conference

Last week I attended my first ARMA conference which took place in Liverpool. There hasn’t been a better time to bring together research support managers from across and outside of the UK to discuss and reflect on our role in driving the global research strategy. It was popping! The number of people, exhibitors, sponsors and … Read more