Presentation on theme: "A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk UKOLN Informatics is supported by: Towards Open Data by Default: Global Directives."— Presentation transcript:
A centre of expertise in digital information management www.ukoln.ac.uk UKOLN Informatics is supported by: Towards Open Data by Default: Global Directives for Local Impact? Dr Liz Lyon, Associate Director, UK Digital Curation Centre, Director, UKOLN Informatics, University of Bath, UK UCL Open Access Forum, October 2013 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
Endorses OA Open Data Charter Policy Paper 18 June 2013 G8
Global: Research Data Alliance 1 st Plenary Gothenburg, March 2013 2 nd Plenary September 2013, Washington DC http://rd-alliance.org// Working Groups Interest Groups
USA: Obama Administration Executive Order May 2013 “One of the things we’re doing to fuel more private sector innovation and discovery is to make vast amounts of America’s data open and easy to access for the first time in history. ”
Open Science “Champions of Change” Includes Paul Ginsparg, Stephen Friend, Atul Butte…. June 2013 at the White House
Sage-DREAM Breast Cancer Prognosis Challenge “publication-as-prize model”
From: The Scientist, 4 June 2013 scholarly communications for an open team data challenge
UK government supports open data Re-using data Helping SMEs Crime and Justice Energy & the Environment
Research is data-intensive…. UCL? Photo Credits:Flickr Jodi Squirmelia
open data is mixed, munged, mined…
Policy Framework on Research Data 2011 Principles and Expectations http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/standards/researchdata/Pages/policyfram ework.aspx Institutional Roadmaps
Alignment with EPSRC Expectations sition: Where we are now Objectives: Where we need to be Actions: How we’re going to get there Milestones: When it will be done by Roles and Responsibilities: Within the Institution EPSRC focus is on “the institution” http://www.bath.ac.uk/rdso/University-of-Bath-Roadmap-for-EPSRC.pdf
But…. …many funders’ focus is on “the PI” Data Management Plan DCC listing of funder DMP requirements http://www.dcc.ac.uk/sites/default/files/docu ments/resource/policy/FundersDataPlanReq s_v4%204.pdf
Bath institutional DMP guidance Template
Positioning the university as an (open) data publisher Takes responsibility for its data products HEI stakeholders ( Lyon Informatics Transform paper 2012) Advocacy gap Infrastructure gap Reputation? Risk?
Data integrity: reputations on-the-line?
Institutional data publication services Data repository: curation Data catalogue: discovery Data citation: Amsterdam Manifesto, identifiers, DOIs, ORCID, data licences New actionable formats: data papers, data journals, + data peer review…. Data metrics: Altmetric ImpactStory
Futures… Photo Credits:Flickr solfrost ChrisK Some challenges remain….
“ Data is the new currency for research,” said Alan Blatecky, the director of advanced cyberinfrastructure at the National Science Foundation. “The question is how do you address the cost issues, because there is no new money.” 1. Who pays?
Understanding the costs A rather grey area….. UK Research funder grants Direct costs (during lifetime of grant) Funder expectations Long-term RDM investment an institutional responsibility
2. New roles are needed …data librarian, research data services manager, data scientist, technical data co-ordinator, data curator, data analyst, data steward, chief data officer....
Develop data capability in research support services http://immersiveinformatics.org / ImmersiveInformatics pilot Co-developed with University of Melbourne
10 modules (OER) Day release Immersive data sessions in labs Co-curate dataset Keep “data diary” Evaluate pilot
3. Advocacy and Incentives Researcher awareness is low Advocacy needed (like OA) Change behaviour to “open by default” (G8) Open data literacy (G8) RDM training: Research360 & Doctoral Training Centres Get credit for your data ?UK REF2020?
9 simple ways to make data (re)use easier 1.Share your data 2.Provide metadata 3.Provide unprocessed (raw) form 4.Use standard data formats 5.Use good null values 6.Make it easy to combine (use common contextual data) 7.Perform basic quality control 8.Use an established repository (trust) 9.Use an established and open licence –Ethan P. White et al, Utah State University (2013) PeerJ, –(with a focus on ecology & evolutionary biology)
9 th International Digital Curation Conference, San Francisco, 24-27 th February 2014 Commodity, catalyst or change-agent? Data- driven transformations in research, education, business & society
Thank you ! DCC Resources http://www.dcc.ac.uk ImmersiveInformatics http://immersiveinformatics.org Research360 Project at University of Bath http://blogs.bath.ac.uk/research360/ Informatics Transform article http://www.ijdc.net/index.php/ijdc/article/view/210