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Research managers and the elephant; a Jisc/ ARMA study tour

Jisc’s mission is to enable people within the UK Higher Education, Further Education and Skills sectors to perform at the forefront of their practice by allowing them to fully exploit digital content and connectivity. As a former research manager now working at Jisc, I am aware that there is sometimes a lack of knowledge among […]

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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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A Festival for Persistent Identifiers

Introduction “Open identifiers deserve their own festival” say the organisers of PIDapalooza and if you have any interest in Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) then this is the event for you. With a unique style roughly modelled on a music festival (nail painting and tattoos were optional), the focus is on discussions and questions in short, parallel […]

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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 […]

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Developing ForSci – a repository for the forensic science community

 by Helen Kara We Research It Jisc is looking at how it can use the repository infrastructure currently being built for the research data shared service to meet use cases outside the traditional university institutional repository. In our first case we are working with the forensic science community to gather requirements for a research outputs repository for undergraduate […]

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Data in arts, performances and digital humanities – conference roundup

The season of data conferences started and I had the privilege to attend and participate in a workshop at the 21st International Conference on Digital Research in the Humanities and Arts (DRHA), which was hosted by the Arts Institute at the University of Plymouth between 10 and 13 September. Data in arts and dance performance […]

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ForSci – a repository for the forensic science community

 by Helen Kara We Research It Jisc is looking at how it can use the repository infrastructure currently being built for the research data shared service to meet use cases outside the traditional university institutional repository. In our first case we are working with the forensic science community to gather requirements for a research outputs […]

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Impressions from the ARMA 2017 annual conference

Last week I attended my first ARMA conference which took place in Liverpool. There hasn’t been a better time to bring together research support managers from across and outside of the UK to discuss and reflect on our role in driving the global research strategy. It was popping! The number of people, exhibitors, sponsors and […]

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ARMA conference 2017, Liverpool (5-7 June)

Within the research futures and digital resources directorates at Jisc, we spend a lot of our time liaising with university repository and library staff to discuss their priorities and needs for research support services and resources. However, university research support staff work don’t just work in the library or IT departments, but are instead spread […]

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The SSI Collaborations Workshop 2017

A couple of weeks ago, the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) organised a 3-day long Collaborations Workshop for anyone and everyone, but mostly researchers, developers and software engineers that are interested in the implications of open data and the Internet of Things. We were pleased to sponsor a travel grant for a PhD student and the […]