The University of Sheffield &
University of Nottingham
Research Data Management
activities
Laurian Williamson
l.williamson...
Background
University of Sheffield
• Internally funded RDM
pathfinder project (2011 -
2012) – 25 data case
studies
• Marti...
11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
Commonalities
• Russell Group research-intensive
• Substantial research portfolio...
11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
Commonalities
• Established RDM Steering/Service Delivery
Group
• Governance and ...
11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
RDM user requirements gathering
and analysis
University of Sheffield
•RDM survey ...
11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
RDM training for professional
services staff
University of Sheffield
•RDMRose Lib...
11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
RDM training for our research
community
University of Sheffield
•Embedded within ...
University of Sheffield
N8 Research
Partnership
 Durham, Lancaster
 Leeds, Liverpool,
Manchester
 Newcastle, Sheffield
...
Challenges
1. Who owns managing research data?
2. Awareness and engagement
3. Complexity and scale
4. Developing a sustain...
11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
To explore further
• University of Sheffield RDM Website
• University of Nottingh...
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  • The University of Sheffield and University of Nottingham Research Data Management activities - Laurian Williamson - Jisc Digital Festival 2014

    1. 1. The University of Sheffield & University of Nottingham Research Data Management activities Laurian Williamson l.williamson@sheffield.ac.uk Research Data Management Coordinator, University of Sheffield Jisc Digital Festival, 11 March 2014
    2. 2. Background University of Sheffield • Internally funded RDM pathfinder project (2011 - 2012) – 25 data case studies • Martin Lewis - University Librarian and Director of Library Services • RDMRose - Jisc funded project to create (CPD) learning materials in RDM 2012-2013 University of Nottingham • Jisc MRD 1/17 large institutional RDM projects (2011-2013) • Caroline Williams, Director of Libraries and Research & Learning Resources • Bill Hubbard, Director of the Centre for Research Communications 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
    3. 3. 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield Commonalities • Russell Group research-intensive • Substantial research portfolio • Institutional RDM policy • Monitoring compliance with the EPSRC roadmap • Jisc funding facilitating RDM capacity and awareness
    4. 4. 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield Commonalities • Established RDM Steering/Service Delivery Group • Governance and reporting • DCC institutional engagement • Currently no permanent ‘RDM’ staffing & resourcing • Key institutional stakeholders (IT, Research Office, Library, research community)
    5. 5. 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield RDM user requirements gathering and analysis University of Sheffield •RDM survey (646 responses) •25 data management plans consultations •Individual data interviews •Technical requirements gathering University of Nottingham •RDM survey (366 responses) •Faculty use cases and focus groups •Technical requirements catalogue
    6. 6. 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield RDM training for professional services staff University of Sheffield •RDMRose Library CPD – 8 hours •Staff briefings and presentations •N8 RDM Training sub- group University of Nottingham •TraD training (UEL) embedded in Moodle •Staff briefings and presentations (Library and IT support staff)
    7. 7. 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield RDM training for our research community University of Sheffield •Embedded within Doctoral Development Programme (DDP) •Faculty-based RDM training on request •Exploring possibility of N8 RDM training module University of Nottingham •MANTRA embedded as CPD unit in Moodle
    8. 8. University of Sheffield N8 Research Partnership  Durham, Lancaster  Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester  Newcastle, Sheffield and York 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield White Rose Research Online (WRRO) houses research outputs from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York.
    9. 9. Challenges 1. Who owns managing research data? 2. Awareness and engagement 3. Complexity and scale 4. Developing a sustainable service model 5. Research data being viewed as a valuable research output 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield
    10. 10. 11/03/2014 © The University of Sheffield To explore further • University of Sheffield RDM Website • University of Nottingham ADMIRe outputs • Research Data MANTRA Thank-you.

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