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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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A Festival for Persistent Identifiers

Introduction “Open identifiers deserve their own festival” say the organisers of PIDapalooza and if you have any interest in Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) then this is the event for you. With a unique style roughly modelled on a music festival (nail painting and tattoos were optional), the focus is on discussions and questions in short, parallel […]

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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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Metadata focus groups – report published

In the latter half of 2016, the Research Data Shared Service project commissioned a series of focus groups with the pilot institutions. Nicky Ferguson from Clax Ltd. joined Research Consulting to conduct these focus groups. Alongside wider data and cultural issues, Nicky concentrated specifically on metadata issues. The focus groups consisted of brief presentations, discussions, […]

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Google has a role to play in the evolution of research data discovery

It’s been an interesting couple of months on the research data discovery front. As phase 2 of the Jisc UK Research Data Discovery Service project draws to a close and we take stock of progress made and lessons learnt, two announcements – one at the recent Research Data Alliance 8th Plenary, and one from Google […]

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UK Research Data Discovery Service – Alpha Site

The Jisc UK Research Data Discovery Service project is currently developing a discovery service that enables the discovery of UK research data (ensuring research data can be better used and the mechanisms to share it will be more efficient). If this meets university and researcher requirements the prototype (we hope!) could be taken forward as […]

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Research Data Metadata Workshop

On the 7th July Jisc hosted an event to discuss Research Data Metadata with the broad aim to begin the path to gaining community consensus around a discipline neutral metadata specification that would be compatible with multiple research systems. There were just under 40 attendees from institutions and research system providers. The event was a […]