What sort of data? … examplesFactual records, e.g. – Textual – Numerical – Audio – Video – ImageRecords needed to validate research findings
Data new paradigm Data is no longer just a by product of research May be the starting point of research Data is an asset A deluge of data Why now? Some examples…..
Research Data as Research Productexamples…The Human Genome projectHubble telescope dataLinguistics scholars are concentrating on data capture as languages disappear 6
Example: The Hubble Telescope 7 http://archive.stsci.edu/hst/bibliography/pubstat.html
BIG picture…trendsEResearchEScienceResearch 2.0Gov 2.0Open access to data
BIG picture…trendsEResearch research involving the collection and manipulation of data…. 1. Research collaboration 2. Data management and sharing 3. High-performance computing 4. Visualisation and haptics (eresearchsa)
BIG picture…trendsGovernment 2.0 – Australia: Declaration of Open Government, July 2010 – Data being shared… • ABS open data • GA (Geoscience Australia) data – Change to Freedom of Information (FOI)
Open AccessOpen access to publicly funded researchResearch funding bodies starting to demand thisOpen access –Institutional repositories –Data repositories
Starting point, the Code….Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research – S1 General principles of responsible research – S2 Management of research data and primary materials
The Code = responsibilitiesResponsible conduct of research – proper management of research data – retention of research dataRetaining research data important – may be all that remains at the end of the research project
ANDS’ goalstagline: more Australian researchers reusing research data more often1. influence national policy in data management in the Australian research community2. inform best practice for curation of data3. transform the disparate collections of research data around Australia into a cohesive collection of research resources
Australian Research Data Commons Goal From Data being: To Data being: • Unmanaged • Managed • Unconnected • Connected • Unfindable • Findable • Not reusable • Reusable • Collected To form a nationally significant research resource
Research Data AustraliaDiscovery interface – “Window on the Commons”Data collections produced by or relevant to Australian researchersMakes research data collections visibleYou can see what has been done already
Seeding the Commons projectsCreate infrastructure within institutions – collect and transform metadata about collections – publish to Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC)
Opportunities for researchers Enable researchers to publish their data Enable the institutions to publicise its research Help build a data commons
ARD Commons MetadataData needs to be organised..how?RIF-CS schemaRIF-CS compliant datasets
Roles for librariesContact and outreach to researchersAwareness raisingInformation gathering about available dataAdvice on metadata, descriptions, disposal policy and sustainabilityPossible use of institutional repository for holding descriptions or connecting publications to dataTraining and support
New roles for librariansdata librarian,metadata librarianresearch data librarianembedded librariandata managerresearch support officerdata scientistdata curator
This project is supported by the Australian National Data Service (ANDS) ANDS is supported by the Australian Government through the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Program and the Education Investment Fund (EIF) Super Science Initiative
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