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.
We are excited that a new version of CERIF has been released for testing. This new version incorporates enhanced capabilities to facilitate metadata about datasets and had been delivered taking into consideration recommendations from the C4D project and other initiatives. Visit the site http://www.cerifsupport.org/2013/07/24/cerif-1-6-formal-models-released-for-testing/
for more information.
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:
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:
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.
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)
Very happy to report that our Data Registry now has a permanent home: http://researchdata.gla.ac.uk/
While the site is still being developed and will evolve over time, this allows is to begin minting datasets via Datacite as the url landing pages will stay the same over time.