Opportunity to develop a research themed Analytics Lab

Analytics Labs is an exciting research environment within which we co-design new data derived products and services with our members and other customers. Labs focus on the burning issues facing the higher education sector, and the service is offered free to Jisc and HESA members. This post focuses in on an opportunity to get involved … Read more

Organisation Identifiers – the requirements for a trusted registry solution

The argument for unique, persistent and open persistent identifiers is one that is strong and difficult to argue against, particularly in the world of research when trying to link all the disparate research outputs to the research lifecycle. An example of such an identifier, and one that has proved to be successful, is the ORCID … Read more

The Jisc RDSS project: looking back, moving forward

The Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) project team spent the first part of this year visiting different parts of the country (and world) to provide updates on the RDSS project. It therefore seems timely to also provide an update on the project on our blog. Looking back At the end of Alpha development in … Read more

Crossing the finish line? The release of the Jisc RDM toolkit

Andrea Chiarelli outlines the rewarding experience of creating the new Jisc Research Data Management (RDM) toolkit, but leaves open the invitation to improve it. We have collaborated with the Jisc steering group, RDM practitioners, UX experts, developers and more to build what we believe is a very useful resource for the research community. How we … Read more

Research Data: What to keep?

In this post, Neil Jacobs (Jisc’s head of open science and research lifecycle) outlines a small project that is just started, to take further steps in addressing the difficult challenge of deciding what research data should be kept. Jisc is working to develop shared infrastructure, influence policy and provide guidance to support institutions with the … Read more

Bad habits and best practices – a survey on RDM among early career researchers

One of the Jisc Research Data Champions, who is also a Research Data Champion at the University of Cambridge, Annemarie Eckes, writes about the results of a survey that she conducted on the practices of early career researchers around data management.  To learn more about the experience and work of other Research Data Champions over … Read more

The problem with just depositing research data to existing repositories

…Or how can RDSS bring more value? The update and demo on the Jisc research data shared service (RDSS) last week attracted interest from more than 30 UK HEIs, a handful of overseas universities, plus many UK and overseas based associated organisations (including advocacy groups, funders and suppliers).  If you didn’t manage to attend, the … Read more