S-lab conference and equipment sharing

Last week, Martin Hamilton and I attended the S-lab conference at the BBSRC Rothamsted Research. S-lab is an initiative that supports world class science through engaging the discussion on efficiencies around laboratory equipment and facilities. The conference kicked off with a few keynote speakers. David Parfrey of BBSRC said that the recipe for a bioeconomy … Read more

Semantometrics: exploring full text research metrics

Petr Knoth and Dasha Herrmanova from the Open University have experimented with a new approach to research assessment metrics (semantometrics) which isn’t based on citation data alone but argues that the full text is needed to assess the value of a research article. This research supports the findings of the HEFCE Metrics Tide Report that proposed … Read more

Cameron Neylon on the open citations experiment

Cameron Neylon is an advocate for open access and Professor of Research Communications at the Centre for Culture and Technology at Curtin University. The Library & Scholarly Futures blog has published a guest post by Cameron where he comments on the open citations experiment. The experiment investigated new forms of research citation and measures that could … Read more

International advances in digital scholarship – Jisc and CNI conference

In today’s scholarly communication environment, it’s easy to be heads down implementing various funder and government policy requirements on open access and research data management. For all involved in academic research, no matter whether as a researcher, managing services to support research, or providing oversight and leadership,  we all need to occasionally pause to take … Read more

IDCC 2016 – Jisc Research Data Shared Service Workshop

In this post Paul Stokes reports on the Jisc Research Data Shared Service workshop held at IDCC 2016 in Amsterdam on 22nd February 2016. At IDCC 2016 Jisc held a workshop to share some of our early experiences—and those of others—in putting together the requirements for the Jisc Research Data Shared Service Pilot.  Apart from sharing … Read more

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

Data Citation – what is the state of the art in 2016?

The Jisc Research Data Usage Metrics project recently held a project meeting to discuss possible future work in the emerging area of research data metrics. We saw a presentation from Cameron Neylon of Curtin University, which amongst other topics (including a fascinating section on defining a citation, which is covered on the project blog ) … 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