Category Archives: research data spring

Blogs and updates on the research data spring initiative.

Pitch Perfect: digital preservation and the Jisc research data spring

As part of the research data spring initiative, we have worked with the Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) and the Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) to review and help each project ameliorate. In this blog, Paul Wheatley of the DPC, recalls previous Jisc projects around preservation and reflects on the new research data spring initiative and how … Read more

Research data spring – phase 3

Back in November 2014 we started research data spring with 70 ideas looking to develop or enhance technical tools and software that would improve the management of research data. The first two phases saw 16 and then 11 of these ideas being developed and tested. For the third and last phase of research data spring, … Read more

Research data spring – second phase results

On 14th of July, 15 research data spring projects presented their progress and their objectives for another 4 months of development. This all started back in November, when researchers, librarians, publishers and developers were invited to post and discuss their ideas on our online IdeaScale platform. In February, during the first sandpit workshop, we selected 16 … Read more

Lancaster University guest post: workshop of 4 research data spring projects

On 22nd June 2015, Lancaster University hosted a workshop titled “Research Data Management – solutions for your needs”. Originally planned as a smaller meeting to get mid-project feedback for our research data spring project DMAOnline (Data Management Administration Online) we received so much interest that we organised a bigger half-day workshop. We were joined by … Read more

Research data spring – two months update

From a joint workshop among 5 projects to employing an online brainstorming application called, the research data spring project teams have been applying creative ways to engage their communities. If you wonder what else they have been up to, see the short updates below. And if you would like to participate at the London sandpit workshop on 13-14 July, please get in … Read more

British Library guest post: DOIs at research data spring

The UK DataCite DOI specialists Rachael Kotarski and Stephen Andrews joined us at the first research data spring workshop back in February along with all the idea enthusiasts and research data management experts. They got involved with a number of projects that are trying to integrate DOIs and other persistent identifiers within the research data … Read more

Research data spring – how are the projects coming along?

The research data spring teams have been working tirelessly over the past month to progress on the projects. And we wanted to share with you what they have done so far and what you should be excited about over the next two months, before our second sandpit workshop. The workshop will take place on 13-14 July … Read more

ORCID guest post: unique and persistent identifiers and research data spring

The first research data spring workshop has seen a number of experts from different areas of the research data lifecycle coming together. But what are their thoughts now and how will they continue working with the projects in the coming months? We wanted to share these with you in a series of guest blog posts. … Read more

UK Data Service guest post: providing access to sensitive data – using the 5 Safes

The management of sensitive data is becoming a common concern across research disciplines and institutions within the UK. This has been clearly demonstrated by the many discussions arising on this subject, as well as a few of the proposals submitted to research data spring (managing sensitive data, information governance for clinical research studies, AMASED: Access … Read more