Category Archives: Research at Risk

My first research data network event

I am a graduate trainee currently assisting with project management support to the research data shared service team at Jisc, helping with all administrative and project related tasks. I was keen to attend the Research Data Network (RDN) event because I wanted to learn more about Research Data Management (RDM), and the ways in which … Read more

Where are we with open research data infrastructures in the UK?

Since the Royal Society published its ‘Science as an open enterprise’ report in 2012 and RCUK set out its research data policies a year earlier, the UK has progressed on the open data agenda, despite quite a tumultuous political period and lots of change. Whether we are moving fast enough or not is something that … Read more

The data tsunami—the Environmental Sciences perspective

Annemarie Eckes, a PhD student from Cambridge University, is one of the Jisc Research Data Champions.  She’s also a Research Data Champion at Cambridge.  She recently participated in the RDA EU-ENVRI summer school on data management and data science in Espoo, Finland.  These are her reflections on the experience.   Like most disciplines Environmental Sciences are … Read more

FAIR in Practice, a reality check indeed!

To follow-up my previous blog on the FAIR in practice work Jisc is taking on, I’d like to report back on a lively panel session on FAIR principles that took place as part of the Jisc Research Data Management event in York, on 28th June 2017. Expert panellists Cameron Neylon (Curtin University, Western Australia), Ingeborg … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

FAIR in Practice

Welcome to my first blog for Jisc. You may know me (Bas Cordewener) in the role of Coordinator of the Knowledge Exchange initiative.  As the responsible project manager I’d like to introduce a new piece of work Jisc is currently undertaking with the title FAIR in practice. FAIR principles To introduce what the FAIR principles … Read more

Research at risk: spring progress update 2017

Over the past year, a remarkable range of events have taken place. Anything from the launch of the Concordat on Open Research Data, to the royal assent of the Higher Education and Research Bill most recently.  In the meantime, we have been making strides on the Jisc research futures projects, both – the ones from … Read more

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 … Read more

Gathering effective advice on digital skills for research – our co-design workshop outcomes

On Tuesday 25th April 2017 three facilitators and 21 experts met at the Centre for Life in Newcastle. Our aim was to discuss digital skills for research needs in the sector. In doing this we also wanted to help determine Jisc’s role in delivering skills training and support. There was a big spread of interested … Read more