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Other DCC tools and resources: a quick overview

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Other DCC tools and resources: a quick overview

  1. 1. Other DCC tools and resources: a quick overview Marieke Guy Digital Curation Centre m.guy@ukoln.ac.uk This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/scotland/ ; or, (b) send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Funded by: Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  2. 2. Support from the DCC InstitutionalAssess data cataloguesNeeds Workflow assessment Pilot RDM tools DAF & CARDIO Develop DCC support assessments Guidance and support team training and services RDM policy Advocacy with senior development management Customised Data Make the case Management Plans …and support policy implementationUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  3. 3. Data Management Strategy Five components: •Policy •Advocacy •Planning •Tools •TrainingUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
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  5. 5. DCC Web site• Definitions of digital curation, glossary, reasons why to curate, FAQs etc.• History of DCC, staff etc.• News, blog• Events• Resources• Training• Project work• Institutional Engagements• Tools catalogue and metadata schema registryUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  6. 6. Disciplinary metadata standardsUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  7. 7. Tools catalogueUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  8. 8. DCC Events• International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC)• Research Data Management Forum (RDMF)• Workshops and training• Presentations at external eventsUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  9. 9. DCC Resources• Briefing Papers, How-to Guides• Curation Reference Manual, Curation Lifecycle Model• Policy and legal• Data Management Plans• Case studies• Repository audit and assessment• Standards• Publications and presentations• Curation journals, Informatics researchUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  10. 10. • Informatics: disciplinary metadata schema, standards, formats, identifiers, ontologies • Storage: file-store, cloud, data centres, funder policy • Access: embargoes, FOI • How to: appraise and select, cite data sets, develop a data management plan, licence research data New: How to set a RDM service – coming soon!How to cite data University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  11. 11. DCC ToolsUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  12. 12. What is DAF?• A methodology to investigate / assess research data management practice.• What are the characteristics of research data assets?• How do researchers work with data?University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  13. 13. How does DAF work?• Set the focus and scope of your study - Investigate data holdings, capacity growth, current practice…• Decide what approach(es) will work best - Online survey, interviews, focus groups, desk research…• Look at earlier examples that you can repurpose www.data-audit.eu/docs/DAF_Implementation_Guide.pdf University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  14. 14. How has it been used? Two-stage data collection 1. Multiple-choice, online questionnaire of all research-active staff 2. One-to-one interviews with selected researchers Topics covered: – types, sizes and formats of research data – data ownership – storage – security – sharing and access (short and long term)University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  15. 15. UAL ‘DAF’University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  16. 16. Examples• Pre-interview questionnaire from Queen Mary University of London, downloadable from: http://rdm.c4dm.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/blog/DAF-interviews• The University of West of Englands researcher questionnaire, downloadable from: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/servicesforresearchers/datam• ‘Interview protocol from the University of Hertfordshire, downloadable from: http://research-data-toolkit.herts.ac.uk/2012/06/rdm-audit-and-project-beneUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  17. 17. Some results…. • University of Southampton http ://eprints.soton.ac.uk/196243/1/IDMB_Survey_Report.pdf • University of Lincoln survey: http://orbital.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/2012/04/30/data-assets- framework-survey-summary • University of Oxfordhttp://blogs.oucs.ox.ac.uk/damaro/2013/01/03/univer sity-of-oxford-research-data-management-survey-2012-the- resultsUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  18. 18. What is CARDIO? Collaborative Assessment of Research Data Infrastructures & Objectives An online tool for departments or research groups to identify and communicate their current data management capabilities and identify options for enhancement using a dedicated knowledge base. CARDIO emphasises a collaborative, consensus-driven approach, and enables benchmarking with other groups and institutions. http://cardio.dcc.ac.uk/University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
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  20. 20. Aims of CARDIO?• A tool to agree RDM strengths and weaknesses• Aims for consensus across multiple viewpoints• Uses a 1-5 scale for maturity• Based on the three-legged stool model from Cornell & AIDA toolkit University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  21. 21. How is CARDIO used? • Provides quantitative analysis of RDM support • Highlights areas of best practice • Used for gap analysis/strategy development • Makes the case for future investment • Demonstrates progressUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  22. 22. Practice has been adapted• Mini-CARDIO – http://www.cardio.dcc.ac.uk/quiz/• Workshop templates (paper exercise)• Benchmarking against EPSRC requirements• Customised online versions also availableUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  23. 23. Customised CARDIOUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  24. 24. Data Management Planning• Data management planning is a growing requirement from funders, publishers and HEIs, in the UK and internationally• Supportive of good research practice, according to RCUK• A cross-cutting activity involving multiple stakeholder types (researchers, librarians, IT managers, support staff)University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  25. 25. What is DMP Online?A web-based tool to help researchers write plansIt features:• Templates based on different requirements• Tailored guidance (disciplinary, funder etc)• Customised exports to a variety of formats• Ability to share DMPs with others https://dmponline.dcc.ac.uk/University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  26. 26. How does DMP Online work?Select templates for your context...University of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  27. 27. What is DRAMBORA?• DRAMBORA is an audit methodology and tool for identifying and planning for the management of risks• These risks may threaten the availability and/or usability of content in a digital repository or archive.www.repositoryaudit.euUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  28. 28. DRAMBORA • A variety of risk factors, both internal and external, affect the management of digital research data • Risks can be tangible (fire/flood) or intangible (accidental data loss leading to reputational impact) • They may exist in isolation, or lead to other risks if not adequately managedUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  29. 29. Other services...CARDIO Used at research group or department level to assess activity and data management infrastructure and contribute to an institution-wide viewData Asset Framework DAF is a structured mechanism used to identify what data exists and understand how research data are being managed and sharedCustomised DMP We can work with you to develop an institution-specific instance of DMP Online for developing data management plans that fit funder requirements before and after an award of grantPolicy development We can assist in the development of institutional policyWorkflow assessment Using tested methodologies we can analyse current research data workflowsTraining We can train people in the use of many of the above tools and in generic skills such as data quality assessmentCosting We can assist with the development of costing and pricing for data management servicesRisk management Working with you to identify risks in current or planned research data management practice, we will make recommendations on mitigation and the elimination of those risksInstitutional data We can recommend options for exposing metadata about your research data via CRIS systems, repositories, or a mix of thesecataloguesUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  30. 30. DCC Institutional EngagementsUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013
  31. 31. Further Assistance• Help desk: 0131 651 1239• Email: info@dcc.ac.uk• Web site: www.dcc.ac.ukUniversity of the Arts London, 13th March 2013

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