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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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Update from the University of Glasgow

July 22, 2013 Leave a comment

This week we are:

1) Progressing with set up of DataCite to which we recently subscribed including looking for some University of Glasgow researchers who would like a digital object identifier for thier dataset.

2) Finalising a paper for our Research Planning and Strategy Committee making some recommendations about the way forward for Research Data Management at the University of Glasgow. We will include a summary of this in a future blog post.

3) Having our project meeting

4) Frantically trying to sort out the budget transfer from Sunderland. Sunderland could not commit to leading the extension so we’ve been trying since 31st March to transfer the remaining budget so that St Andrews and Glasgow can deliver the remaining work. There have been many difficulties with the mechanics of this transfer and budgetary reporting. Hoping we can sort it all out very soon.

5) Preparing for our 2nd workshop which will take place in London on Friday:

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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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Project Meeting 19th June 2013

June 20, 2013 Leave a comment

The project is due to end 31st July. We met yesterday.

Summary of Work in progress:

CERIF specification – preparing update including relationship to other initiatives in the UK, Europe and beyond

Work on PURE data registry specification and demo system

Work on ePrints registry at Glasgow – adding Datacite (not sure if will have much actually in place by end of July), working with other ePrints sites to standardise offerings from ePrints

On-going work at both sites on storage requirements, policy development and advocacy

Re-visiting draft guidance for researchers and considering this in context of other offerings

Workshops – two broadly similar content – one booked for 12th July, second planned for London or other location possibly 25 or 26 July TBC. London event will be advertised soon.

You can access and book the Glasgow Event now:

Budget – awaiting award letter. Most of the funds are allocated to hardware and software, staffing, and travel and consumables for workshops and events

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Sharing Information

June 19, 2013 Leave a comment

This week we are sharing information about C4D:

1) Our poster is up at OIA8 in Geneva

poster at oai8

poster at oai8

2) I included some discussion around the project in my presentation at the Scottish Academic Libraries Training Group event yesterday and gave out A4 versions of the poster.

This led to a number of attendees approaching me at the end and asking for more details and discussing how we could keep in touch.


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