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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

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

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.

C4D Workshop, Glasgow 12/07/2013

A very productive workshop took place in Glasgow on Friday and there were several useful discussions. We will be consolidating the outcomes, comments, etc. from both workshops after the London event on 26/07/2013.

If you have any questions or comments in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us:

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Stop Press! Pure update

We have just been advised by Atira, the developers of the Pure research information system, that the first version of a new content type for datasets is ready for testing. Looking forward to testing and will update the blog soon with results.

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Datacite Agreement Signed

July 3, 2013 Leave a comment

The University of Glasgow Datacite agreement has been signed and returned to the British Library. Looking forward to minting our first Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

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