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Access to Research Data - Westminster Briefing

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Advocating good research data management goes beyond simply informing researchers about policy requirements and includes integrated and sophisticated communication. This talk outlines how Cambridge University has met this challenge.

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Access to Research Data - Westminster Briefing

  1. 1. Open Access to Research Data Westminster Briefing Dr Danny Kingsley Head, Office of Scholarly Communication University of Cambridge 9 December 2015
  2. 2. What are we trying to achieve? “Publicly funded research data are a public good (…) which should be made openly available with as few restrictions as possible…” RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/researchdatapolicy Note AHRC does not require open access to data
  3. 3. In place since 2011
  4. 4. Sharpening minds
  5. 5. Cambridge activities 2015 It has been a big year!
  6. 6. Award size <£100k £100k - £500k £0.5m - £2m £2m - £5m >£5m Number of awards in this category per year 111 186 95 23 11 Proposed charge (in £) per grant in this category 165 450 450 450 450 Revenue from each grant category (in £) 16,650 74,400 38,000 9,200 4,400 Total revenue from grants per year (in £) 160,065 Total Facility cost per year 159,543
  7. 7. www.data.cam.ac.uk
  8. 8. Huge engagement programme
  9. 9. Open Data Panel Discussion https://upload.sms.cam.ac.uk/media/2113537 https://storify.com/CamOpenData/odpd15 https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=392
  10. 10. www.repository.cam.ac.uk
  11. 11. In conversation with… • Ben Ryan, EPSRC, May 2015 • “EPSRC are trying to create a new research culture, and they are primarily focused on what the institution should be doing to support that.” • https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=151 • Michael Ball, BBSRC August 2015 • “The take home messages from the meeting were the importance of: – Disciplines themselves establishing ways of dealing with data – Thinking about how to deal with data from the beginning of a research project” • https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/?p=337
  12. 12. Frequently Asked Questions • They really are! • From discussion with over 1300 researchers • Approved by EPSRC http://www.data.cam.ac.uk/data-faq
  13. 13. RCUK guidelines • http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/ research/datapolicy/ • Not well communicated • Dated July 2015
  14. 14. Constant outreach Twitter: @CamOpenData Newsletter sign up: www.data.cam.ac.uk
  15. 15. Postcards & banners All promotional materials can be downloaded from www.lib.cam.ac.uk/librarians/oa/oa_promo.html
  16. 16. Money talks And it is quiet out there
  17. 17. Charge for storage (over 1GB)
  18. 18. Staffing the service Head of Scholarly Communicatio n Repository Integration Manager Open Access Research Advisors (x3) Research Repository Assistants (x2) Research Data Facility Manager Research Repository Assistant Repository Manager Communications and Marketing Coordinator
  19. 19. Funder requirements
  20. 20. Option for supporting service
  21. 21. Option for supporting service
  22. 22. We are discussing options • How do you fund the resource to meet the requirements? – Flat charge – Graduated charge depending on size of grant – Percentage of grant – Proportion with number of FTE on grant • Even if we do put it on the grants we have a transition period
  23. 23. What we will be doing in 2016 • Upgrade DSpace from V4.3 to V5.X – Mint DOIs (we have a DataCite licence) – Collect information on data requestors – Statistics of data use – Rebrand the ‘look and feel’ • Data display through VIVO • Communication across the whole research lifecycle (a big project) • Participation in pilot of Jisc Shared Repository Service • Discussion with funders about support for the services
  24. 24. Thanks and questions • Email: – info@data.cam.ac.uk – info@openaccess.cam.ac.uk – info@osc.cam.ac.uk • Web: – www.data.cam.ac.uk – www.openaccess.cam.ac.uk – www.osc.cam.ac.uk • Unlocking Research blog: – https://unlockingresearch.blog.lib.cam.ac.uk/ • Twitter: – @CamOpenData – @dannykay68 – @CamOpenAccess

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