Author Archives: simonhodson99

A new role – but it’s still all about research data…!

I’d like to take the opportunity to let those in the UK and international research data communities who may follow this blog that I have changed roles. On 1 August 2013, I started as Executive Director of CODATA – an international organisation with a long and distinguished history of promoting improved quality and availability of research … Read more

Follow the Now and Future of Data Publishing, Dryad and ORCID Meetings Online!

Also posted on the Now and Future of Data Publishing symposium blog. We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the Now and Future of Data Publishing and the venue is full! The same applies (nearly) for the ORCID Outreach meeting and the Joint ORCID – Dryad Symposium on Research Attribution. However, there are still some places … Read more

Programme for Now and Future of Data Publishing Now Available!

Also posted on the Now and Future of Data Publishing symposium blog. The programme for the Now and Future of Data Publishing Symposium is now available! It features keynotes from Peter Fox, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an erudite and engaging thinker on matters of data publication; and from Unni Karunakara, President of Médicins Sans Frontières.  The closing address will be … Read more

The Now and Future of Data Publishing, a symposium, 22 May 2013, Oxford, UK

In conjunction with a range of partners including BioSharing, DataONE, Dryad, the International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers, Wiley-Blackwell, and others, the Jisc Managing Research Data programme is organising a one-day symposium on The Now and Future of Data Publishing.  This landmark event will take place on 22 May 2013 at St. Anne’s … Read more

Components of Institutional Research Data Services Workshop: introductory and concluding presentations

On 24-25 October 2012, in partnership with the Digital Curation Centre’s Institutional Engagements, the JISC Managing Research Data Programme ran a two day workshop on the ‘Components of Institutional Research Data Services’.  The workshop functioned as an opportunity for JISCMRD projects, for institutions working with the DCC and for other ‘fellow travellers’ to share progress … Read more

RDM Projects in the JISC Transformations Programme

The JISC Transformations Programme aims to support institutions achieve large scale change in a number of areas by supporting the deployment of JISC and non-JISC resources.  In Strand B, which is concerned with improved efficiency and/or cost savings in meeting institutional missions, there are two projects concerned with supporting better management of research data. The … Read more

Research Data Management Training: five new JISCMRD projects

The overarching aim of this programme area is to contribute to an increase in research data management skills in UK higher education and research organisations.  This will be achieved by providing high quality training materials which will serve the needs of a variety of roles and stakeholders requiring research data management skills. There is a … Read more

Manage locally, discover (inter-)nationally: research data management lessons from Australia at OR2012

What to keep and why; how to support research data management through the lifecyle; and how to make the data citable, discoverable and reusable: these are core questions in research data management.  They are questions with both human and technical aspects.  These are the issues which Exeter is addressing through advocacy and training, its draft … Read more

Making the most of institutional data assets: Research Data Projects at OR2012 (Part 3…)

The issue of how to fund a research data management infrastructure on a sustainable basis while only partially relying on cost-recovery from grant funded research projects is a matter of concern for all JISCMRD projects and all institutions, including Open Exeter…  In relation to this issue, and others, Open Exeter is paying particular attention to how … Read more