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Research analytics service: Defining the problems and refining potential solutions

Introduction Jisc members are increasingly looking at the opportunities of using data to inform their planning and the way they pursue their own diverse missions. At Jisc, we’ve been looking at the potential of analytics services related to research that can support universities in making better decisions. In a recent blog post – Jisc, research […]

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Jisc Open Research Hub

Going off-road

How the Jisc Open Research Hub team uses iteration and minimum viable features to keep the service agile in a rapidly changing environment What’s more annoying than setting off on a journey and getting lost? Setting off on a journey with a map and still getting lost… When there are many possible ways to get […]

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Research at Risk

Four rising areas of concern in research data management

Our guest blogger, Andrea Chiarelli from Research Consulting, outlines what we heard from the Jisc RDM Toolkit working group, at a meeting held in London on April 8th. A recent survey by the European University Association showed that almost 40% of universities in their sample lacked research data management (RDM) policies and were not in […]

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Jisc Open Research Hub Research data blogs

All that is good and FAIR

An important article has been published in Nature Biotechnology about the work of FAIRsharing.org, a curated registry of data and metadata standards, databases and policies intended for a variety of users in the research space. FAIRsharing tracks the evolution of how these resources interrelate by working closely with research communities, standards creators and repository providers. […]

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Research at Risk

Research data: To keep or not to keep?

To keep or not to keep? That is the question posed in a new report produced by Neil Beagrie, What to Keep: A Jisc research data study. With growing volumes and diversity of research data, the issue of what to keep has been growing in significance. Who is the study for? The research carried out […]

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RDM shared services

Realising the potential for open research data

Realising the Potential, the final report of the Open Research Data Task Force (ORDTF), examines the opportunities presented though open research data. Better incentives for researchers and a user friendly shared infrastucture are key to kickstarting a revolution in sharing and making data open. The impetus behind sharing data meets demands for research integrity and […]

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Research at Risk

Opportunity to steer the Internet of Things!

The Internet of things covers everything connected to the internet, but increasingly it is used to define objects that can connect, interact and exchange data, or “talk” to each other. The Internet of things is made up of devices from simple sensors to smartphones to vehicles and equipment connected together. In an academic context it […]

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Research at Risk

Opening to develop a research themed Analytics Lab

Analytics Labs is an exciting research environment within which we co-design new data derived products and services with our members and other customers. Labs focus on the burning issues facing the higher education sector, and the service is offered free to Jisc and HESA members. This post focuses in on an opportunity to get involved […]

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Events General RDM shared services Research data blogs

Balancing theory and practice in research data management – innovation and opportunity in the Dublin Core community

(this blog post is co-written by Monica Duke and Leo Mack) The recent DCMI (Dublin Core Metadata Initiative) conference in Porto was collocated with the International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL), which gave the programme a rich mix of theory and practice. Many of the discussed topics had specific resonance with our current work at Jisc. Therefore, the conference […]

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General Research Data Management Businesss Case

Organisation Identifiers – the requirements for a trusted registry solution

The argument for unique, persistent and open persistent identifiers is one that is strong and difficult to argue against, particularly in the world of research when trying to link all the disparate research outputs to the research lifecycle. An example of such an identifier, and one that has proved to be successful, is the ORCID […]