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1 Research Data Management (RDM) initiatives Sarah Jones Digital Curation Centre Twitter: sjDCC


3 “Data sets are becoming the new instruments of science” Dan Atkins, University of Michigan

4 Digital data as the new special collections? Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins

5 Research data: institutional crown jewels? /

6 Expectations of public access “Publicly funded research data are a public good, produced in the public interest, which should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible in a timely and responsible manner that does not harm intellectual property.” RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy

7 7 …open data

8 ...personal data

9 “EPSRC expects all those it funds to have developed a clear roadmap to align their policies and processes with EPSRC’s expectations by 1st May 2012, and to be fully compliant with these expectations by 1st May 2015.” responsibility

10 HOW IS RDM BEING SUPPORTED? - DCC Institutional Engagements - Jisc Managing Research Data programmes

11 The DCC Mission “Helping to build capacity, capability and skills in data management and curation across the UK’s higher education research community” Phase 3 Business Plan

12 DCC Institutional Engagements With funding from HEFCE we’re: Working intensively with 21 HEIs to increase RDM capability – 60 days of effort per HEI drawn from a mix of DCC staff – Deploy DCC & external tools, new approaches & best practice Support varies based on what each institution wants/needs Lessons & examples will be shared with the community

13 Some unis we are working with

14 Common DCC IE activities Establishing steering groups Making the case for RDM Assessing needs Developing policy and strategy Piloting tools Offering DMP consultations Delivering training Setting up guidance websites...

15 Jisc MRD programmes MRD 01: October 2009 – July 2011 – £4.3 million investment – MRD 02 – October 2011 – July 2013 – £4.6 million investment – management/managingresearchdata.aspx management/managingresearchdata.aspx Programme Manager: Simon Hodson

16 Jisc MRD strands RDM Infrastructure projects DMP projects – guidance, training and tools RDM training – disciplinary and support staff Citation and publishing

17 DEVELOPING RDM SERVICES - Examples of RDM initiatives at UK unis

18 Components of RDM services

19 Institutional RDM policies

20 Early research data policies “Statement of commitment”  Infrastructure  policy “10 commandments” mutual promises aspirational Baseline of RCUK Code + procedures & support legal tone / language a section in uni DM policy useful guide as appendix Based on Edin. with a few additions

21 RDM strategies and roadmaps A series of blog posts Links to example roadmaps

22 University of Bath RDM roadmap Based on Monash University RDM strategy Identifies the current position and proposes activity Defines roles and responsibilities and timeframes

23 Guidance webpages

24 Training

25 Training for librarians Data Intelligence for librarians, 3TU, Netherlands DIY Training Kit for Librarians, University of Edinburgh RDM for librarians, DCC RDMRose, University of Sheffield SupportDM modules, University of East London

26 Data Management Planning support Guidelines / templates on what to include in plans Example answers, guidance and links to local support A library of successful DMPs to reuse Tailored consultancy services Online tools (e.g. customised DMPonline) Links / flags embedded in grant systems...

27 Research data storage Blue Peta at Bristol 1st 5TB free per Data Steward then £400 per TB p.a. for disk storage; tape backup £40 per TB £2m funding to date Petascale facility – expandable 3 machine rooms – resilience (tape archive 2012) Available to all researchers for research data

28 Institutional data repositories Not intended to replace national, subject or other established data repositories Acknowledge hybrid environment Research Data at Essex and DataPool at Southampton

29 Bringing it all together into a service Diagram courtesy of Sally Rumsey, University of Oxford

30 What do you still need to do? Guide and case studies: developing-rdm-services developing-rdm-services

31 Thanks – any questions? DCC guidance, tools and case studies: Follow us on twitter: @digitalcuration and #ukdcc

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