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Andrew gray

  1. 1. Towards a research data management policy at Goldsmiths
  2. 2. Goldsmiths• Top 20 in UK for Arts • ‘major investments are and Humanities difficult to find in this turbulent and uncertain• Top 30 in UK for Social funding environment. Sciences and Consequently our future Management planning…places a clear• 5313 undergraduates emphasis on identifying• 2845 postgraduates new academic ventures and new ways of working• 1500 staff that would not just• Range of disciplines bolster our reputation but also bring financial benefit’
  3. 3. Case Study• Environmental Assessment• Key teams• RDM working policy group• The policy• Data Repository• Key Recommendations http://www.flickr.com/photos/articnomad/1615305 8/sizes/z/in/photostream/
  4. 4. Researchers vs Everyone else • Painters • Research office • Sculptors • Library • Video artists • IT • Art historians • Senior management • 3d model designers • Funders • Furniture designers • Installation artistsMoonie Wedding Crowe, Nick and Rawlinson, Ian. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/6751/
  5. 5. EA: Terminologymaterials, things, information, stuff, data
  6. 6. EA: Process“anything’s part of it”
  7. 7. EA: RolesDean, Mark. 2010. Christian Disco http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/7093/
  8. 8. EA: CollaborationOtto (2012) Crowe, Nick and Rawlinson, Ian. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/6756/
  9. 9. EA: AccessBad Chair Day"2003 Annie Whiles http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/4681/
  10. 10. Library and Research Office• Goldsmiths Research Online• Roadshows• RAE/REF• Access to researchers• Regular meetings• Training Two East German Drinking Glasses, 2009 Crowe, Nick and Rawlinson, Ian. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/6752/
  11. 11. IT/Faculty/Senior Management• Key individuals• Policy landscape• Record management• Data storage• Training provisions Born out of pleasure – Harrell Fletcher http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/7655/
  12. 12. RDM Policy Working Group• Reviewed existing policies and regulations• Data storage• Training provisions• Funder requirements• Draft policy• Group set up• DCC• Ratification and approval Not yet Whiles, Annie 2008 http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/2890
  13. 13. The policy!• Agreed standards/Funding body requirements• Throughout research data lifecycle• PI responsibility• Capture, management, integrity, confidentiality, retention, sharing, reuse, publication• College will preserve access (up to 10 years)• Deposit elsewhere should be registered• FOI needs to be considered• Data repository Unrealised Project – Mabb, David http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/7360/
  14. 14. Data Repository• http://eprints- data.gold.ac.uk/• Eprints Services• Library Research Support Team• Storage under review• Record of the data Untitled - Kelly, Susan. 2012. JURISDICTIONS. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/7263/
  15. 15. Key Recommendations• Meet with individuals on a semi-informal basis first• Identify key people• Be practical• Specific recommendations• Tie-in RDM actions with wider improvements to research support• Tie-in RDM plans with university’s strategic aims• Ratifying a policy about research data management is just one step towards better research data management Harper, Andy. 2011. Towards a New Architecture. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/7088/
  16. 16. Thanks and QuestionsAndrew gray a.gray@gold.ac.ukhttp://www.gold.ac.uk/ research-data/ Whiles, Annie. 2011. Beggars Belief. http://eprints.gold.ac.uk/6916/

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