October 1, 2013 Leave a comment



The official project closure date was 30th September 2013.

We don’t plan to blog much more but please do feel free to get in touch with any questions as we are still working on research data management.

Valerie McCutcheon

Anna Clements

Categories: C4D

C4D Paper presented at International Conference

September 26, 2013 Leave a comment

Today, the paper,  “CERIF for Datasets (C4D):  Linking and contextualising publications and datasets, and much more…” was presented  by Nikos Houssos  (@nhoussos) at a workshop on Linking and Contextualising Publications and Datasets at the 17th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries: TPDL2013,  Valletta, Malta

Conference details at

The paper is due to be published by Springer in an upcoming edition of “Communications in Computer and Information Science” (CCIS)

Slides available  : TPDL C4D Final

Categories: C4D

ORCID Report Published by Jisc

September 20, 2013 Leave a comment

This report summarises some views on potential uses of the ORCID unique global person identifier and includes linkages to CERIF:


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CERIF For Datasets – Paper

September 9, 2013 Leave a comment

I’m very pleased that Nikos Houssos will be presenting our Cerif For Datasets paper at the forthcoming conference:

We also included a link to the outputs of our recent workshops in the latest EuroCRIS newsletter on 2nd September.



Categories: C4D, CERIF, Dissemination, euroCRIS

University of Glasgow Data Registry Update

August 15, 2013 Leave a comment

I’m very enthusiastic that our live data registry has live metadata in it.  It also has a CERIF export option .

Most of the metadata records include links to data held in third party repositories.

Real Datasets

Real Datasets

We’ve lots on our to do list but making progress with our new (more responsive, more robust, and dedicated) server being set up,  DataCite almost ready to go (pending new server), and considerations over standardising fields being discussed with other ePrints sites based around the ReCollect plug-in for Datasets produced by the University of Essex.

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CERIF 4 Datasets Workshops Outputs – July 2013

August 2, 2013 2 comments
Discussing issues Glasgow

Discussing issues Glasgow

Many thanks to everyone who attended the workshops in Glasgow and London and contributed to the lively exchange. It was great to see so many colleagues travelling from near and far to take part and share their experiences.

A summary of the feedback from those who returned a form can be viewed here:

Attendees Feedback

Overall feedback was very positive.  In fact I noticed that the most negative comments came from the project team members ourselves!

An informal ammalgamated summary of the discussion notes is available now:

Issues Discussed at CERIF 4 Datasets Workshops July 2013

The key issues raised included:

1) Clarifying the specification for research data management
2) Getting Senior Management committment
3) Setting up suitable systems and processes
4) Getting staff to engage with Research Data Management
5) Quantifying costs and getting budget
6) Integration of services across organisational boundaries

As well as including key points in our final report to Jisc we will be following up on some of these issues e.g. for item 1 we will speak to ARMA about co-ordinating work on clarifying data management requirements. More blog posts may result and there may be email requests and updates to workshop attendees.

simon hodson speaking at London

Simon Hodson speaking at London

breakout group london

Breakout group London

Workshop Slides

Jisc Background to the RDM Programme

RCUK data policy

Project Key Findings and CERIF overview

Sunderland Case Study

Glasgow Case Study

St Andrews Case Study

Digital Curation Centre support

Archeology Data Service

UK Data Archive  This team provide lots of freely available training & other resources

If we have any comments on the report, please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the comment button below or by email to

Any other ideas or comments not covered at the workshop are most welcome and will be considered for the project manager’s final report which I plan to post on this blog by the end of September.

Anna and I are both away on holiday next week but I will follow up on any comments or feedback on my return week commencing 12th August.

Once again, thanks to everyone who helped to make the workshops a success.

Datasets, Publications, and ORCID

July 31, 2013 Leave a comment

Hi All,

Here is a link to a paper we recently published. (DOI

It is primarily about open access to publications but as funders often require some reference to datasets it does include some comment on what we are doing to integrate information about datasets into the overall open access process.

In addition a few folk were interested in ORCID.

Here is a screen shot of the article attached to my ORCID id.



University of Glasgow have subscribed to ORCID and we are currently in the early stages of working out how we will synchronise information about research outputs etc and hope to be able to share our journey with the community.

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