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1 Because good research needs good data Funded by: Research Data Management: What’s happening & why should you care? Kevin Ashley Director, DCC CC-BY

2 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY2 Why care? Data is expensive – an investment Reuse: More research Teaching & Learning Planning Impact – with or without publication Accountability Legal & regulatory requirements

3 Because good research needs good data 5-year programme to realise maximum value and benefit from research data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY3 Focus on creating capacity and capability within research institutions National services, support, coordination from DCC

4 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY4 Invest £24m Result £120m (Wait 5 years…)

5 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY5 Without good RDM – BAD THINGS HAPPEN With good RDM – GOOD STUFF HAPPENS

6 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY6 Funder pressures Researcher demand Legal issues Value Realisation

7 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY7 EPSRC expects all those institutions it funds to develop a roadmap that aligns … with EPSRC’s expectations by 1 st May 2012; to be fully compliant … by 1 st May 2015.

8 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY8 Awareness of regulatory environment Data access statement Policies and processes Data storage Structured metadata descriptions DOIs for data Securely preserved for a minimum of 10 years from last use

9 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY9 NERC European Commission Wellcome MRC ESRC BBSRC NSF

10 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY10 TOOLS & SERVICES ON-SITE SUPPORT ADVICE

11 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY11 Understanding Data Requirements

12 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY12 Data management plans

13 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY13 How to cite data What data to keep

14 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY14 Data Licensing Bespoke licences Standard licences Multiple licensing Licence mechanisms

15 Because good research needs good data Institutional Engagement In-depth support from team of DCC staff Helping with: Re-skilling Policy development Costing Use of tools Professional liaison Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY15

16 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY16

17 Because good research needs good data What’s it to you ? Repositories can be homes for data They can be homes for metadata Publications and data need to be linked Data requires persistent, resolvable identifiers Institutions need a data policy Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY17

18 Because good research needs good data Institutional Policy …article in International Journal of Digital Curation

19 Because good research needs good data Institutional Policy

20 Because good research needs good data DCC Policy Summary

21 Because good research needs good data

22 Words of caution Data isn’t always like a publication Don’t push it, don’t force it[1] It doesn’t always belong to you Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY22 1. Heywood, O. L. “Don’t push it” Los Angeles: 20 th Century (1980)

23 Because good research needs good data Roles for you Someone needs to take leadership Bring together library, IT, research office and academic requirements and skills Give guidance on appropriate data centres, journal and funder policies on data Educate researchers about the benefits Help with persistent IDs Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY23

24 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY24 Or2012.ed.ac.uk 9-13 July 2012

25 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY25 IDCC January 2013 Amsterdam Call for papers now open – CC-BY-NC-ND

26 Because good research needs good data UoE IS Open Meeting. Kevin Ashley, DCC, CC-BY-SA26 Early results: public data archiving increases scientific contribution by one third

27 Because good research needs good data Kevin Ashley, DCC; IRWM12, ULCC; CC-BY27 OVER TO YOU


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