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Dorothy Byatt JIBS-RLUK event July 2012


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JISC DataPool by Dorothy Byatt, (University of Southampton). Presentation at Demystifying Research Data: don’t be scared be prepared: A joint JIBS/RLUK event, Tuesday 17th July, Brunei Gallery at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London.

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Dorothy Byatt JIBS-RLUK event July 2012

  1. 1. JISC DataPoolBuilding Capacity, Developing Skills,Supporting ResearchersDorothy Byatt18 July 2012
  2. 2. DataPool - A project for the research life cycle• To embed the management of research data into the infrastructure and culture of our institution• To integrate data management throughout the research life cycle - from proposal to storing and sharing 2
  3. 3. DataPoolBuilding Capacity, Developing Skills, Supporting Researchers 1 •SharePoint •Ratified 1 2 •Data Repository •Embedded •MetaData log •Implemented System Policy Guidance •Discipline and Training •Developing Skills Exemplars Support •Supporting •Re-use / researchers integration case studies 4 3 4 2 3 Byatt, D. (; Hancock, P.J. (; Hitchcock, S. (; White, W. (
  4. 4. IDMB Roadmap Years 1-3 Key points:POLICY• Institutional policy  (DataPool)INFRASTRUCTURE• Scalable and sustainable business model for storage – Initial model  (IDMB) • more evidence required for further investment (DataPool)• Institutional data repository – SharePoint and EPrints (DataPool)SUPPORT• A one-stop shop for data management advice and guidance – (DataPool) • In progress
  5. 5. Research Data Management Policy• Underpins the project• An iterative process – views gathered through designated “data” contacts within Faculties initially• Will inform data management processes• Will influence data management plans - required by most funders 5
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  7. 7. DataPool - Informing the InfrastructureLooking for a simple deposit system to:• Support the research data workflow• Capture metadata from existing University systems – 3 level • Project • Core • Discipline• Manage access and facilitate sharing• Is geared towards the individual researcher• Is flexible and able to deal with different disciplines 7
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  9. 9. EPrints – DataShare* app* From the EPrints Bazaar 9
  10. 10. SharePoint 10
  11. 11. Guidance, Training and Support• Data life cycle begins with the research proposal• Provide a network of services to support the researcher from proposal to deposit, based on existing services and expertise• Internal – Research and Innovation Service – Doctoral Training Centres – Library• External – Digital Curation Centre – Archaeological Data Service 11
  12. 12. DataPool Service Model adapted with permission from Martin Lewis (2012) Working with other RDM actors slide 2( 12 Firefox only)
  13. 13. Guidance, Training and Support• To enhance the support provided to researchers – Website for guidance – Workshops – Training materials » Introducing Research Data by Scott, M et al (2012) »• To provide training for academic, professional and support staff in support of this role in areas such as: – Writing data management plans – Access and restrictions to access – Creating metadata – Storing and discarding » Working with University of Oxford 13
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  15. 15. Blog and website 15