Author Archives: catherinegrout

Research Data Network event : trailer

We are really enjoying putting together the programme for our forthcoming Research Data Network event at the University of York in June. This is partly because so many great ideas for sessions are being submitted and it looks like it will be a  varied and interesting two days. To register go to: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/events/research-data-network-27-jun-2017 So far on … Read more

Data Citation – what is the state of the art in 2016?

The Jisc Research Data Usage Metrics project recently held a project meeting to discuss possible future work in the emerging area of research data metrics. We saw a presentation from Cameron Neylon of Curtin University, which amongst other topics (including a fascinating section on defining a citation, which is covered on the project blog ) … Read more

Costing Research Data Management : the pain and the promise

Paul Stokes summarises what have we learnt from some recent workshops… The cost of Research Data Management (RDM) has been under our spotlight recently as part of the Research at Risk initiative.  Most of us take it as read that making research data available for verification and reuse is a “good thing”.  However, it is … Read more

Making the Case for Research Data Management : call for contributions

by Rob Johnson and Tom Parsons at Research Consulting Research data management (RDM) can be a controversial subject. From a policy viewpoint it seems a no-brainer that researchers should safeguard their work, avoid any embarrassing data loss and share their data freely. However, from a researcher and institutional perspective, these ambitions are far from straightforward. … Read more

Research at Risk : Winter Progress update

To give you an overview of where we are in delivering the elements of our “Research at Risk” co-design challenge (which centres around developing a sustainable and cost effective service offer to meet research data management needs) please have a look at our presentation on slideshare.  These slides cover: a) the timescales and outputs for … Read more

RCUK-JISC Research Systems Interoperability Report published:

Back in the Spring of 2014, Jisc and RCUK colleagues sat down to discuss the challenges around achieving greater interoperability of research systems and how standards could help. Following that discussion we all felt  that moving forward in this area would need a clear oversight of a complex and rapidly developing field, and hence the … Read more