Author Archives: Caroline Ingram

Piloting institutional digital preservation

On World Preservation Day 2019 we are delighted to publish a case study from a team at the University of St Andrews. Sean Rippington (Digital Archives and Copyright Manager, University Library), Federica Fina (Data Scientist, Research and Innovation Services) and Anna Clements, Head of Digital Research, Research and Innovation Services took part as a pilot … Read more

Four rising areas of concern in research data management

Our guest blogger, Andrea Chiarelli from Research Consulting, outlines what we heard from the Jisc RDM Toolkit working group, at a meeting held in London on April 8th. A recent survey by the European University Association showed that almost 40% of universities in their sample lacked research data management (RDM) policies and were not in … Read more

Realising the potential for open research data

Realising the Potential, the final report of the Open Research Data Task Force (ORDTF), examines the opportunities presented though open research data. Better incentives for researchers and a user friendly shared infrastucture are key to kickstarting a revolution in sharing and making data open. The impetus behind sharing data meets demands for research integrity and … Read more

Opportunity to steer the Internet of Things!

The Internet of things covers everything connected to the internet, but increasingly it is used to define objects that can connect, interact and exchange data, or “talk” to each other. The Internet of things is made up of devices from simple sensors to smartphones to vehicles and equipment connected together. In an academic context it … Read more

Opening 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

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

The evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures

The Knowledge Exchange has recently published an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in six European countries. The study draws on interviews with experts who develop and run these infrastructures carried out in early 2017. The main body of the interviews were carried out by Stephane Goldstein, assisted … Read more

Do you speak research data? The potential of a Jisc RDM toolkit

Andrea Chiarelli (from Research Consulting Ltd) updates us on progress with the development of the Jisc RDM toolkit, and asks whether you will use it in future. On December 5th, 2017, I attended the open access (OA) community workshop organised by Jisc in York. Hosted across the street from Clifford Tower, the event discussed some … Read more