THIS PROJECT IS NOW CLOSED
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.
This report summarises some views on potential uses of the ORCID unique global person identifier and includes linkages to CERIF:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Here is a link to a paper we recently published.
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.
Our workshop went very well on Friday.
Thanks again to all attendees for their contributions, to speakers and to City University for the room and on the ground support for IT, catering and general housekeeping.
A summary of the discussions from the Glasgow and London workshops along with slides will be posted on the blog as soon as we can.
It was clear that people are very keen to continue to share and join up ideas on Research Data Management and minimise duplication of effort as far as possible.