Category Archives: Research at Risk

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 … Read more

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

Market research for the research data shared service

As part of the research data shared service pilot project, we are running a market research exercise. What does this mean? Well, it can mean a number of things. Our main goal is to understand the current needs, requirements and the position of a variety of institutions that are not currently directly engaged as a … Read more

Research data shared service – March meeting

Last week, around 40 representatives from research data shared service (rdss) pilot institutions participated in an rdss workshop. There were a number updates on the progress of the service: market research, costing, hiring, contracts, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), engagement strategies. And a few exercises: a temperature check on the project, brainstorming legal and business case … Read more

What is everyone saying about research software?

Research software, as the name implies, is literally code written to solve a problem that a research team is facing. Most commonly, research teams try to automate some of their experiments or calculations using code. Sometimes these require a lot of knowledge and expertise and the teams may be looking for a research software engineer. … Read more

Does my data look good in this?

A few weeks ago, UCA organised a workshop for all those interested in research data management in the creative arts. Amy Robinson reports back with a few takeaways and some useful links. Exploring research data management in the creative arts Booked up within a flash and oversubscribed, the Jisc-funded workshop, ‘Does my data look good … Read more

Making sense of journal data policies

From the Jord project onwards, Jisc have been aware of the difficulties that an unclear data policy presents when selecting a suitable journal for publication, and in complying with journal requirements once a journal has been selected. We have found that data policies are deeply idiosyncratic and often express similar ideas and processes in very … Read more

Get involved again… co-design stage 2

Late last year we kicked off a co-design consultation to identify what big new ideas Jisc should focus on once we have completed our current R&D projects. That consultation focused on 6 possible challenges: What does the imminent arrival of the intelligent campus mean for universities and colleges? What should the next generation of digital … Read more

Collaboration and conversation at the 3rd Jisc Research Data Network Meeting

Arriving for the first time in St Andrews last Wednesday (on St Andrew’s Day!) for the research data network meeting I could see the town nestling off to the east as the taxi swung around to some modern buildings just off the main road. I was to spend the whole day in the excellent facilities … Read more