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Help us shape a vision for how technology will support researchers in UK universities in 2020-2030

Could an intelligent digital research assistant become a must-have tool for academic research and open scholarship? Could a next generation scholarly communications platform enable new forms of research outputs and new channels for dissemination? We would like to draw your attention to our set of Visions for our future Research and Development work in Jisc. […]

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Knowledge Exchange Survey on Training and Skills in RDM

In today’s changing research environment, there is a need for postgraduate students, researchers and research support staff to increase their data management and data sharing skills. Knowledge Exchange has created a survey addressing providers of research data management training and / or education materials in the 5 Knowledge Exchange partner countries (NL, FIN, DK, GER, […]

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Research metrics and indicators – some Jisc work

Introduction This blog post outlines some of the most important Jisc activities in the area of research metrics and indicators and, in particular, the data infrastructure underpinning them. The data underpinning metrics can be divided into that relating to objects, which need identifiers, and that relating to activity. Identifiers Identifiers for the key entities in […]

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Social Media Data in Research

An ESRC convened group looking at Big Data, in particular new forms of data such as social media data, led by Dave De Roure (Oxford e-Research Centre) is studying the use of social media for social research. A survey has recently been launched in order to help the group to learn more about how the […]

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Achieving efficiencies and sharing assets and equipment across UK universities

The S-lab conference last week was a most inspiring and interesting event. It had everything, from a keynote speaker representing NASA to an awards dinner with Matthew Cobb revealing life’s greatest secret, and exhibitors showing the newest lab designs and coolest lab equipment. It was attended by close to 400 participants both from higher education […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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DMTpsych Training Materials Available from Jorum

Followers of this blog may be pleased to know that the training materials developed by the DMTpsych Project are now available in Jorum. These materials were originally developed by the DMTpsych Project, part of the training strand of the first Jisc Managing Research Data programme.  Richard Plant, who led this project went on to work […]

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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 […]