What can we do to increase the discoverability of research datasets, in order to maximise their re-use? The DCC is piloting approaches to a UK research data registry and discovery service to answer this question. As part of this work, we he…
Category: research data registry
Engaging with UK data centres for the pilot research data registry
For the pilot UK research data registry project, I have been liaising with existing UK data centres, for the metadata harvest from their existing catalogues into the central registry.read more
Secondary data usage: transitioning from ‘second class’ to ‘sexy’?
Alex Ball of the DCC has recently been promoting the work of the Jisc Research Data Registry Pilot project on both sides of the Atlantic. Last month, he presented on behalf of the research data registry pilot team at the International Digital Curation Conference in San Francisco (on Wed 26 Feb 2014) and led a lively discussion. Thanks to all who attended and asked difficult (and good!) questions. And yes, we’ll be calling it a Discovery Service in the future!
Engaging with UK data centres for the pilot UK research data registry
The latest update on the Jisc Research Data Registry and Discovery Service pilot. Veerle Van Den Eynden, Producer Relations and Research Data Manager at UK Data Archive (UKDA), is responsible for data centre liaison in our pilot project.
Metadata mapping for the pilot UK Research Data Registry
Back in October 2013, we told you about a project we are involved in to set up a pilot UK Research Data Registry. In short, we are piloting a service which would allow researchers to search for data across multiple UK data centres and institutional dat…
Scoping approaches to a UK research data registry
Significant steps have been taken in the last few years to make the case for improved management and availability of research data. In the UK, universities are making progress in supporting data re-use, moving research data management services from amb…