The University of Stirling’s research data management (RDM) support is the responsibility of my team, the Library and Archives Research Support Team, but in reality that actually means me! Having supported research data management for at …
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A little over two years ago, after an exhausting day of packing up our apartment in Brooklyn, I turned to my partner and said “Hey,…
Helping train RDM service providers through our upcoming MOOC
As part of a coordinated effort between the DCC and Research Data Netherlands (RDNL), a MOOC is in its early stages of development with a working title of “Delivering RDM services”. Our aim is to give some pointers to research support staff…
Collaboration and concerted action are key to making open data a reality
The case for open data is increasingly inarguable. Improved data practice can help to address concerns about reproducibility and research integrity, reducing fraud and improving patient outcomes, for example. Research also shows good data practice can lead to improved productivity and increased citations. However, as Grace Baynes reports, recent survey data shows that while the research community recognises the value […]
A new high-level policy analysis sheds more light on Europe’s open data and open science policies
A collaboration between the Digital Curation Center and SPARC Europe, the Analysis of Open Data and Open Science Policies in Europe report published in May. The report analyses national policies on research data management throughout Europe. Here, Martin Donnelly shares some of the findings. A majority of policies were owned by or heavily involved national research funders, laying out expectations […]
Book Review: The Data Librarian’s Handbook by Robin Rice and John Southall
In The Data Librarian’s Handbook, Robin Rice and John Southall examine the role of the data librarian, an emergent profession increasingly vital for academic libraries to support activities around Research Data Management (RDM). This is an accessible and engaging book full of interesting case studies and insights that will be essential for any information professional looking to broaden their knowledge of data management, […]
Undergraduate researchers report only moderate knowledge of scholarly communication: they must be offered more support
Undergraduate students are increasingly participating in the scholarly communication process, mostly through formal research experiences. However, Catherine Fraser Riehle and Merinda Kaye Hensley, having surveyed and interviewed university students, reveal that undergraduate researchers have only moderate levels of confidence in their knowledge of scholarly communications, especially publication and access models, author and publisher rights, determining the impact of research, and research […]
Introduction to Open Science: Why data versioning and data care practices are key for science and social science.
A significant shift in how researchers approach their data is needed if transparent and reproducible research practices are to be broadly advanced. Carly Strasser has put together a useful guide to embracing open science, pitched largely at graduate students. But the tips shared will be of interest far beyond the completion of a PhD. If time is spent up front thinking about file organization, sample […]
Where are they now? An RDM update from Loughborough University
The latest in our series of catch-up blog posts is based on discussion with Dave Temple and Jeff Brown at Loughborough University.read more
Are you ready for EPSRC?
The DCC has been collaborating with Jisc to run a follow-up workshop to our event last May on EPSRC compliance and have been overwhelmed by the response. Registration opened shortly before Christmas and was full before the holidays. We’ve since increased the capacity to 90 and are full again. It seems institutional readiness for Research Data Management is a hot topic!
There will be around 65 different organisations represented at the event, mostly from UK HEIs. It’s great to see that such a broad range of universities are engaging with research data management.