Category Archives: Research Data Management Businesss Case

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: So far on … Read more

Achieving sustainability through community building: dispatches from the RDA 8th Plenary / International Data Week 2016

This blog post is written by Linda Naughton & Dom Fripp Introduction Courageous adherents of the research data cause will have signed up for not one, not two, but three research data conferences held at the Sheraton in Denver this month: SciDataCon, International Data Forum (IDF) and the Research Data Alliance’s (RDA) 8th Plenary meeting. … Read more

Costing Research Data Management : the pain and the promise

Paul Stokes summarises what have we learnt from some recent workshops… The cost of Research Data Management (RDM) has been under our spotlight recently as part of the Research at Risk initiative.  Most of us take it as read that making research data available for verification and reuse is a “good thing”.  However, it is … Read more

Our new guide to engaging researchers with RDM processes

Caroline Ingram, research data management subject specialist at Jisc talks about our latest guide on engaging researchers to manage better their data. We have recently published a guide on engaging your researchers with managing research data. It will be of interest to university researchers and research data management support staff, including those who are responsible … Read more

Jisc RDM Shared Service – Perspectives from Cambridge

In the first of a series of blog posts from RDM Shared Service Pilot institutions Sarah Middle, Institutional Repository Manager, University of Cambridge, outlines their perspectives and motivations for wanting to be involved with the project  The Jisc Shared Research Data Management Service pilot will allow institutions to work collaboratively with the aim of producing a … Read more

Making the Case for Research Data Management : call for contributions

by Rob Johnson and Tom Parsons at Research Consulting Research data management (RDM) can be a controversial subject. From a policy viewpoint it seems a no-brainer that researchers should safeguard their work, avoid any embarrassing data loss and share their data freely. However, from a researcher and institutional perspective, these ambitions are far from straightforward. … Read more