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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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The Jisc RDSS project: looking back, moving forward

The Jisc Research Data Shared Service (RDSS) project team spent the first part of this year visiting different parts of the country (and world) to provide updates on the RDSS project. It therefore seems timely to also provide an update on the project on our blog. Looking back At the end of Alpha development in […]

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The problem with just depositing research data to existing repositories

…Or how can RDSS bring more value? The update and demo on the Jisc research data shared service (RDSS) last week attracted interest from more than 30 UK HEIs, a handful of overseas universities, plus many UK and overseas based associated organisations (including advocacy groups, funders and suppliers).  If you didn’t manage to attend, the […]

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Research data shared service is well into alpha

Over the past two years, we have been developing a solution for researchers and support staff within universities to enable them to deposit and preserve research data for the long-term, while also monitoring and quality-checking the process. We set out with a critical requirement: the service must provide an oversight of all gaps where an […]

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5 highlights and next steps for the RDSS market research

Back in March, I wrote a blog on our plans and the first findings from the market research piece within the research data shared service project. We have come some way since then, but more work is expected. In this blog, I will summarise what we have done, and outline our next key steps. If […]

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A Swiss Army Knife for RDM

Andrea Chiarelli works at Research Consulting Ltd, who won a competitive tender to build a research data management toolkit for Jisc. Here he describes the project in a little more detail for us, and sets up a call to action to the research data community. Where do you go to find information on research data […]

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Market research for the research data shared service

As part of the research data shared service pilot project, we are running a market research exercise. What does this mean? Well, it can mean a number of things. Our main goal is to understand the current needs, requirements and the position of a variety of institutions that are not currently directly engaged as a […]

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Research data shared service – March meeting

Last week, around 40 representatives from research data shared service (rdss) pilot institutions participated in an rdss workshop. There were a number updates on the progress of the service: market research, costing, hiring, contracts, Minimum Viable Product (MVP), engagement strategies. And a few exercises: a temperature check on the project, brainstorming legal and business case […]

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Collaboration and conversation at the 3rd Jisc Research Data Network Meeting

Arriving for the first time in St Andrews last Wednesday (on St Andrew’s Day!) for the research data network meeting I could see the town nestling off to the east as the taxi swung around to some modern buildings just off the main road. I was to spend the whole day in the excellent facilities […]

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Reflections on the Research Data Shared Service pilot workshop and Research Data Network events in Cambridge

A few weeks have passed since the last Research Data Shared Service pilots meeting, and Research Data Network event. This was 48 hours of UK research data activity in the picturesque setting of Corpus Christ College, Cambridge, offering a chance for members of the project pilot institutions to meet with the Jisc project staff, and […]