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University of Glasgow Registry Live

We have made a database for information about datasets live at the University of Glasgow.

Initially we have only asked a few users to try it. We will then amend it if appropriate and roll it out.

This registry has been designed to have the same format as the University Enlighten repository for publications http://eprints.gla.ac.uk  as far as possible.  It takes into account key fields required for dataset reporting to RCUK, and for complying with emerging good practice.

The subject list uses the RCUK classification system which we first tried as part of our ‘Engage’ project which was part of a recent JISC Business Intelligence programme.  More details of the we used the classification scheme (and a copy of our code) available at http://researchclusters.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/choosing-a-research-classification-scheme/

There are a few constraints on this first version which we are aware of and are working towards longer term:

–          It is not linked properly to the Human Resources data yet.

–          The scroll on the funder screen is not operating as well as we would like and this will be addressed in our next iteration.

–          There is not as yet a specific link between the dataset metadata and the publication record in Enlighten.   Both can be linked to the originating award/s and so can be searched and associated to some extent.

The database is primarily intended to store information about, and links to, datasets and not the actual datasets themselves which generally we’d expect to be stored elsewhere and linked to.

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  1. February 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Hi Valerie,

    Great news, and exciting for researchers particularly at Glasgow. It will be great to have a link for the registry when available. Will you post it on this site when it’s openly available?


  2. February 8, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hello Laura,

    Thanks for your interest. The registry is available now but we are doing a soft launch with only a few staff – if anyone enquires we ask them if they want to try it. We’ll advertise via University of Glasgow web pages such as http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/library/informationfor/informationforstaff/researchoutcomesproject/ the RDM pages and other internal means rather than this blog though we will be reporting how we are getting on via this blog.

    Please do get in touch with me if you’d like to discuss further. Early days but we are keen to keep things moving.

  1. January 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

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