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Jisc Open Research Hub Research data blogs

Mixed access and licence values in repository records

On 22nd May 2019, members of the Jisc Open Research Hub team held a webinar which presented a set of design options around the assigning of more than one licence or access type to a repository deposit. The aim was to get feedback to help the design team decide which approach to develop.  Although the webinar […]

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Jisc Open Research Hub

Going off-road

How the Jisc Open Research Hub team uses iteration and minimum viable features to keep the service agile in a rapidly changing environment What’s more annoying than setting off on a journey and getting lost? Setting off on a journey with a map and still getting lost… When there are many possible ways to get […]

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Jisc Open Research Hub Research data blogs

All that is good and FAIR

An important article has been published in Nature Biotechnology about the work of FAIRsharing.org, a curated registry of data and metadata standards, databases and policies intended for a variety of users in the research space. FAIRsharing tracks the evolution of how these resources interrelate by working closely with research communities, standards creators and repository providers. […]

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Balancing theory and practice in research data management – innovation and opportunity in the Dublin Core community

(this blog post is co-written by Monica Duke and Leo Mack) The recent DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) conference in Porto was collocated with the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), which gave the programme a rich mix of theory and practice. Many of the discussed topics had specific resonance with our current work at Jisc. Therefore, the conference […]

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Metadata focus groups – report published

In the latter half of 2016, the Research Data Shared Service project commissioned a series of focus groups with the pilot institutions. Nicky Ferguson from Clax Ltd. joined Research Consulting to conduct these focus groups. Alongside wider data and cultural issues, Nicky concentrated specifically on metadata issues. The focus groups consisted of brief presentations, discussions, […]

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General Research at Risk Research Data Discovery Service

Google has a role to play in the evolution of research data discovery

It’s been an interesting couple of months on the research data discovery front. As phase 2 of the Jisc UK Research Data Discovery Service project draws to a close and we take stock of progress made and lessons learnt, two announcements – one at the recent Research Data Alliance 8th Plenary, and one from Google […]

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Achieving sustainability through community building: dispatches from the RDA 8th Plenary / International Data Week 2016

This blog post is written by Linda Naughton & Dom Fripp Introduction Courageous adherents of the research data cause will have signed up for not one, not two, but three research data conferences held at the Sheraton in Denver this month: SciDataCon, International Data Forum (IDF) and the Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) 8th Plenary meeting. […]

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Reflections on the Research Data Shared Service pilot workshop and Research Data Network events in Cambridge

A few weeks have passed since the last Research Data Shared Service pilots meeting, and Research Data Network event. This was 48 hours of UK research data activity in the picturesque setting of Corpus Christ College, Cambridge, offering a chance for members of the project pilot institutions to meet with the Jisc project staff, and […]

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Digital Preservation handbook – new edition launched

On the 22nd June 2016, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new edition of the Digital Preservation Handbook at the picturesque Guildhall in York. In addition to meeting the welcoming staff of the Digital Preservation Coalition, I also had the opportunity to chat with many of the authors and experts who had […]