RDM initiatives


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Presentation given to SCURL on the 17th April 2013. It gives some high-level context on the significance of RDM and points to work from the Jisc Managing Research Data programme and DCC Institutional Engagements as examples to reuse.

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RDM initiatives

  1. 1. Research Data Management (RDM) initiatives Sarah Jones Digital Curation Centre sarah.jones@glasgow.ac.uk Twitter: sjDCC
  3. 3. “Data sets are becoming thenew instruments of science”Dan Atkins, University of Michigan
  4. 4. Digital data as the new special collections?Sayeed Choudhury, Johns Hopkins
  5. 5. Research data: institutional crown jewels?http://www.flickr.com/photos/lifes__too_short__to__drink__cheap__wine/4754234186/
  6. 6. Expectations of public access“Publicly funded research data are a public good, produced in the public interest, which should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible in a timely and responsible manner that does not harm intellectual property.” RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/research/Pages/DataPolicy.aspx
  7. 7. …open datahttp://www.bis.gov.uk/innovatingforgrowth 7
  8. 8. ...personal data
  9. 9. “EPSRC expects all those it funds to have developed a clear roadmap to align their policies and processes with EPSRC’s expectations by 1st May 2012, and to be fully compliant with these expectations by 1st May 2015.” ...institutional responsibilitywww.epsrc.ac.uk/about/standards/researchdata/Pages/default.aspx
  10. 10. HOW IS RDM BEING SUPPORTED?- DCC Institutional Engagements- Jisc Managing Research Data programmes
  11. 11. The DCC Mission “Helping to build capacity, capability and skills in data management and curation across the UK’s higher education research community” Phase 3 Business Plan www.dcc.ac.uk
  12. 12. DCC Institutional EngagementsWith funding from HEFCE we’re:• Working intensively with 21 HEIs to increase RDM capability – 60 days of effort per HEI drawn from a mix of DCC staff – Deploy DCC & external tools, new approaches & best practice• Support varies based on what each institution wants/needs• Lessons & examples will be shared with the community www.dcc.ac.uk/community/institutional-engagements
  13. 13. Some unis we are working with
  14. 14. Common DCC IE activities• Establishing steering groups• Making the case for RDM• Assessing needs• Developing policy and strategy• Piloting tools• Offering DMP consultations• Delivering training• Setting up guidance websites• ...
  15. 15. Jisc MRD programmes• MRD 01: October 2009 – July 2011 – £4.3 million investment – www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/mrd.aspx• MRD 02 – October 2011 – July 2013 – £4.6 million investment – www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_research management/managingresearchdata.aspxProgramme Manager: Simon Hodson s.hodson@jisc.ac.uk
  16. 16. Jisc MRD strands• RDM Infrastructure projects• DMP projects – guidance, training and tools• RDM training – disciplinary and support staff• Citation and publishing
  17. 17. DEVELOPING RDM SERVICES- Examples of RDM initiatives at UK unis
  18. 18. Components of RDM services
  19. 19. Institutional RDM policieswww.dcc.ac.uk/resources/policy-and-legal/institutional-data-policies
  20. 20. Early research data policies legal tone / language“Statement of commitment” a section in uni DM policy Infrastructure  policy useful guide as appendix “10 commandments” mutual promises aspirational Based on Edin. Baseline of RCUK Code with a few + procedures & support additions
  21. 21. RDM strategies and roadmaps A series of blog posts www.dcc.ac.uk/news Links to example roadmaps http://tiny.cc/EPSRCroadmaps
  22. 22. University of Bath RDM roadmap• Based on Monash University RDM strategy• Identifies the current position and proposes activity• Defines roles and responsibilities and timeframes http://www.bath.ac.uk/rdso/University-of-Bath-Roadmap-for-EPSRC.pdf
  23. 23. Guidance webpageswww.gla.ac.uk/datamanagement www.bath.ac.uk/research/data
  24. 24. Training http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra
  25. 25. Training for librarians• Data Intelligence for librarians, 3TU, Netherlands http://dataintelligence.3tu.nl/en/about-the-course• DIY Training Kit for Librarians, University of Edinburgh http://datalib.edina.ac.uk/mantra/libtraining.html• RDM for librarians, DCC http://www.dcc.ac.uk/training/rdm-librarians• RDMRose, University of Sheffield http://rdmrose.group.shef.ac.uk• SupportDM modules, University of East London http://www.uel.ac.uk/trad/outputs/resources
  26. 26. Data Management Planning support• Guidelines / templates on what to include in plans• Example answers, guidance and links to local support• A library of successful DMPs to reuse• Tailored consultancy services• Online tools (e.g. customised DMPonline)• Links / flags embedded in grant systems• ...
  27. 27. Research data storage• £2m funding to date• Petascale facility – expandable• 3 machine rooms – resilience (tape archive 2012)• Available to all researchers for research data 1st 5TB free per Data Steward then Blue Peta at Bristol £400 per TB p.a. for disk storage; tape backup £40 per TB http://data.bris.ac.uk
  28. 28. Institutional data repositories Not intended to replace national, subject or otherhttp://datashare.is.ed.ac.uk established data Research Data at Essex and DataPool at Southampton repositories Acknowledge hybrid environment www.dspace.cam.ac.uk https://databank.ora.ox.ac.uk
  29. 29. Bringing it all together into a serviceDiagram courtesy of Sally Rumsey, University of Oxford
  30. 30. What do you still need to do? Guide and case studies: www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/ developing-rdm-services
  31. 31. Thanks – any questions?DCC guidance, tools and case studies: www.dcc.ac.uk/resources Follow us on twitter: @digitalcuration and #ukdcc