RDM From Strategy to
Action?
Results from Digital Curation Centre’s
2014 Survey of UK Higher Education
Institutions
Angus ...
What, Why & How
• National picture of institutional progress
• Understand barriers, gaps in support needs
• 20 questions –...
Who took part?
Respondents
Russell Group (39)
Others 10%+ (35)
Others (13)
From 61 institutions
Who took part
31%
38%
14%
17%
Research Support &
Commercialisation
Library or
Information Service
IT/ Research
computing
O...
Institutional drivers
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
UK Research Council data policies
Government policy on open data
Go...
Where is there most progress?
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
Policy development
Data Management & Sharing Plans
RDM skills trainin...
Getting there?
32 34 36 38 40 42
Access & storage systems
Data cataloguing & publishing
Managing implementation as a
whole...
Where is there least progress?
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Business planning &
sustainability
Digital preservation & continuity
p...
Obstacles
Lack of appropriate staff resources
and infrastructure
Availability of funding
Low priority for researchers
71
6...
External Support?
Defining what to retain and for how long
Specifying tools/ infrastructure
Supporting metadata creation f...
Expected timeline for enabling long-
term access to research data
18
3
9
44
40
38
31
43
38
8
14
14
Russell Group
Others 10...
‘Progress has little to do with speed, but much
to do with direction’ (anon.)
• What is your bottom line?
• 70% want to co...
Questions?
• Slide 1: See, J.2009. Works in Progress https://flic.kr/p/6BjnWy CC-BY
• Slide 2-4: Wessex Archeaology. 2005....
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Overview of results from Digital Curation Centre 2014 survey of UK Higher Education Institutions. Senior managers in university libraries, IT services and research offices were asked about their views and expectations of progress on developing support for Research Data Management.

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Research Data Management -From Strategy to Action

  1. 1. RDM From Strategy to Action? Results from Digital Curation Centre’s 2014 Survey of UK Higher Education Institutions Angus Whyte
  2. 2. What, Why & How • National picture of institutional progress • Understand barriers, gaps in support needs • 20 questions – online survey link emailed * • To Pro-VC’s for Research & Service Heads • Library, IT, Research Support & Commercialisation • Institutions at least 10% income from research * Thank you to ARMA, UCISA, SCONUL!
  3. 3. Who took part? Respondents Russell Group (39) Others 10%+ (35) Others (13) From 61 institutions
  4. 4. Who took part 31% 38% 14% 17% Research Support & Commercialisation Library or Information Service IT/ Research computing Others
  5. 5. Institutional drivers 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 UK Research Council data policies Government policy on open data Governance of research integrity / academic conduct Strategy to expand support for research EU Horizon2020 policy on data management 92 57 54 54 53 % Agreeing
  6. 6. Where is there most progress? 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 Policy development Data Management & Sharing Plans RDM skills training & consultancy % indicating piloting or live
  7. 7. Getting there? 32 34 36 38 40 42 Access & storage systems Data cataloguing & publishing Managing implementation as a whole % indicating piloting or live
  8. 8. Where is there least progress? 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 Business planning & sustainability Digital preservation & continuity planning Governance of data access & reuse % indicating piloting or live
  9. 9. Obstacles Lack of appropriate staff resources and infrastructure Availability of funding Low priority for researchers 71 64 59 % citing
  10. 10. External Support? Defining what to retain and for how long Specifying tools/ infrastructure Supporting metadata creation for research data discovery Identifying which costs may be recovered from grants Advocacy to senior management Developing data catalogues and registers
  11. 11. Expected timeline for enabling long- term access to research data 18 3 9 44 40 38 31 43 38 8 14 14 Russell Group Others 10%+ Others Currently provide Within the next 12 months After 12 months Don't know
  12. 12. ‘Progress has little to do with speed, but much to do with direction’ (anon.) • What is your bottom line? • 70% want to collaborate or already are • Where can funders & DCC help more?
  13. 13. Questions? • Slide 1: See, J.2009. Works in Progress https://flic.kr/p/6BjnWy CC-BY • Slide 2-4: Wessex Archeaology. 2005. Survey Equipment https://flic.kr/p/7xzxG5 CC-BY-NC-SA • Slide 5: Taylor, T. 2005. Sunset Ripple https://flic.kr/p/2igqj CC-BY • Slide 6-8 Pei, B.2010 Work in progress https://flic.kr/p/8XTp8v CC-BY-NC-SA • Slide 9: US Army. 2012. Overcoming Obstacles https://flic.kr/p/bExfoR CC-BY • Slide 10: Stowe, R. 2009. Photograph of a Meerkat Family https://flic.kr/p/6S7fwu CC-BY This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 UK: Scotland License with the exception of background photos as follows:

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