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Crossing the finish line? The release of the Jisc RDM toolkit

Andrea Chiarelli outlines the rewarding experience of creating the new Jisc Research Data Management (RDM) toolkit, but leaves open the invitation to improve it. We have collaborated with the Jisc steering group, RDM practitioners, UX experts, developers and more to build what we believe is a very useful resource for the research community. How we […]

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Research Data: What to keep?

In this post, Neil Jacobs (Jisc’s head of open science and research lifecycle) outlines a small project that is just started, to take further steps in addressing the difficult challenge of deciding what research data should be kept. Jisc is working to develop shared infrastructure, influence policy and provide guidance to support institutions with the […]

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Bad habits and best practices – a survey on RDM among early career researchers

One of the Jisc Research Data Champions, who is also a Research Data Champion at the University of Cambridge, Annemarie Eckes, writes about the results of a survey that she conducted on the practices of early career researchers around data management.  To learn more about the experience and work of other Research Data Champions over […]

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The problem with just depositing research data to existing repositories

…Or how can RDSS bring more value? The update and demo on the Jisc research data shared service (RDSS) last week attracted interest from more than 30 UK HEIs, a handful of overseas universities, plus many UK and overseas based associated organisations (including advocacy groups, funders and suppliers).  If you didn’t manage to attend, the […]

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Getting Lost In Your Data?

In parallel with the research data shared service, we are running an initiative with researchers from the pilot institutions, also known as ‘The Research Data Champions’. These are all the most brave researchers that are not only taking care of their data, but are also showing others how to do it properly. Annemarie Eckes is […]

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The evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures

The Knowledge Exchange has recently published an overview and synthesis of the evolving landscape of Federated Research Data Infrastructures (FRDIs) in six European countries. The study draws on interviews with experts who develop and run these infrastructures carried out in early 2017. The main body of the interviews were carried out by Stephane Goldstein, assisted […]

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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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Research data shared service is well into alpha

Over the past two years, we have been developing a solution for researchers and support staff within universities to enable them to deposit and preserve research data for the long-term, while also monitoring and quality-checking the process. We set out with a critical requirement: the service must provide an oversight of all gaps where an […]

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5 highlights and next steps for the RDSS market research

Back in March, I wrote a blog on our plans and the first findings from the market research piece within the research data shared service project. We have come some way since then, but more work is expected. In this blog, I will summarise what we have done, and outline our next key steps. If […]