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  • The IdMRC is one of nine research centres in Mech Eng. It’s supported by members of the designnd and manufacture academic group. Research in turn informs the teaching of three of our degree steams: Mech engineering, Manufacturing and Innovation in advanced engieering design
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  • Orbital presentation pt1_200112_v1

    1. 1. Managing Engineering Research Data at the University of Lincoln Part 1 of 2 Mansur Darlington 20 January 2012
    2. 2. Purpose of Visit <ul><li>To provide an overview of Research Data Management and what it will mean to members of the School of Engineering at Lincoln. </li></ul><ul><li>To provide some ideas which might help the School meet the broad demands of ERDM. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide some guidance to the Orbital Team to help them meet their goals and satisfy the particular needs of the School. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Summary <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Research Data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background, rationale, motivation,benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research Data Management Support </li></ul><ul><li>The Nature of Engineering Research Data: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Engineering Research Information Management ( ERIM ) Project </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Engineering RDM Planning & Execution </li></ul><ul><li>Data Management Planning Tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Key Building Blocks for Research Data Management. </li></ul>
    4. 4. REDm-MED (Research Data Management for Mechanical Engineering Departments) <ul><li>JISCMRD Phase 2. </li></ul><ul><li>1 st Nov 2011 – 31 May 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>To scope, specify, design and implement a research data management approach suited especially to the needs of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. </li></ul><ul><li>Will build upon the ERIM Project work , </li></ul><ul><li>and on other recent work by the MRD community. </li></ul><ul><li>Complements Research360 Project. </li></ul>
    5. 5. The Aim of the REDm-MED Project <ul><li>To implement effective and practical research data management where there is little or none, </li></ul><ul><li>through the provision of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures & Documentation, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Tool Set, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure, </li></ul></ul><ul><li>including development of the prototype RAIDmap tool. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/projects/redm-med/ </li></ul>
    6. 6. University of Bath <ul><li>Department of Mechanical Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>64 Academic s </li></ul><ul><li>12 Professors </li></ul><ul><li>8 Emeritus Professors </li></ul><ul><li>14 Research Officers </li></ul><ul><li>161 Research Postgrad s </li></ul><ul><li>104 Taught Postgrad s </li></ul><ul><li>845 Undergraduate s </li></ul><ul><li>2008 RAE rated most of our research as being </li></ul><ul><li>' world-leading or internationally excellent ' </li></ul>
    7. 7. Research Centres <ul><li>Aerospace Engineering Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Biomimetics Group </li></ul><ul><li>Composites Research Unit </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative Design Manufacturing Research Centre (I d MRC) </li></ul><ul><li>Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I-SEE) </li></ul><ul><li>Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications (LIMA) </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics </li></ul><ul><li>Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control </li></ul><ul><li>Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Robotics and Autonomous Systems </li></ul>
    8. 8. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Research Partners Airbus Ford Renishaw Rolls-Royce BAESystems, MBDA ABB and Converteam Manufacture I in AED Medical Sports Materials Automotive Aerospace Mechanical Degree themes Design & Manufacture Aerospace & Automotive Structures & Bio Engineering Machine Systems Materials, Medical & Sport Academic groups Innovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre Power train & Vehicle Research Unit Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control Materials & Composites Research Centre Centre for Biomimetics & Natural Technologies Aerospace Centre Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics Centre for Biomechanics International Centre for the Environment Research Centres
    9. 9. Innovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre <ul><li>Established in 2001 (EPSRC) (1 of 16 UK CoE) </li></ul><ul><li>Research portfolio ~£10M </li></ul><ul><li>(£7.5 million EPSRC IMRC to October 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>12 Academic Staff (18) </li></ul><ul><li>20 Research Staff (55) </li></ul><ul><li>32 Research Students (58) </li></ul><ul><li>>250 Industry collaborators </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities include a research lab, metrology lab, virtual-reality suite, video conferencing and rapid prototyping systems </li></ul>
    10. 10. I d MRC Research Themes
    11. 11. MJD Background <ul><li>Automating hydraulic power systems design. </li></ul><ul><li>Improving the understanding of EDRS development. </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing the potential of the Semantic Web. </li></ul><ul><li>Developments of advanced techniques for information delivery. </li></ul><ul><li>Information Evaluation and Value. </li></ul><ul><li>Management: </li></ul><ul><li>£5m KIM Grand Challenge Project in Through-Life Information and Knowledge Management. </li></ul><ul><li>I d MRC Centre Manager. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why Manage Research Data? <ul><li>Because you will HAVE TO </li></ul><ul><li>Because you might WANT TO </li></ul>
    14. 14. Needing to Manage Research Data <ul><li>Funders’ Data Management Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>FOI responses </li></ul><ul><li>REF </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher demands </li></ul>
    15. 15. UK Funders’ Project Data Management Requirements
    16. 16. Needing to Manage Research Data <ul><li>Funders’ Data Management Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>FOI responses </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>REF </li></ul><ul><li>Publisher demands </li></ul>
    17. 17. Wanting to Manage Research Data <ul><li>Reduction in duplicated work. </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration for new/continuation research & funding. </li></ul><ul><li>Basis for knowledge extraction from aggregated data. </li></ul><ul><li>Greater transparency of research. </li></ul><ul><li>Improved basis for validation. </li></ul><ul><li>Obviating the need for re-collection and generation. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing basis for reliable data citation. </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing scholarly output. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Supporting Collaboration – reciprocal benefits <ul><li>Greater confidence in sharing data through better, more case-appropriate and more transparent security measures. </li></ul><ul><li>Better access to new data or data hitherto undiscoverable. </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in data loss as a result of improvements in management throughout the data life cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Support of application for and defence of patents. </li></ul><ul><li>Better understanding of good RDM practice . </li></ul><ul><li>Greater clarity in IP issues. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Examples of Data Sharing Benefits I <ul><li>‘ Big Science’ data sharing is routine: space science, genomic epidemiology, biosciences, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Alzheimer’s Disease Neuro-imaging Data: 160 papers published using data : 80 more are in the pipeline (Feb 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>@70%  increase in citations for clinical trial publications associated with making their datasets publicly available . </li></ul>
    20. 20. Examples of Data Sharing Benefits II <ul><li>Incremental Sheet Metal Forming Cross-EU sharing supported multi-university collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Email Repository @ 20,000 items: supported 2 studentships and collaboration with University of Sydney. </li></ul><ul><li>Anthropometric Constraint-Modelling Data (ADAPS, Delft) shared with and augmented by Bath,UK and Christchurch, NZ. </li></ul><ul><li>Machinery Packaging Data incrementally generated and shared between prime industry collaborator, researchers and students. </li></ul><ul><li>KIM Grand Challenge Project . Data sharing agreement between 20 key industry collaborators and research teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Life-cycle Analysis for energy and the environment. </li></ul>
    21. 21. LCA for Sustainable/Renewal Energy Data Sets <ul><li>13 PhD students (3 completed), 1 RO. </li></ul><ul><li>4-5 MEng projects per year . </li></ul><ul><li>About 8 users each ChemEng and ACE . </li></ul><ul><li>6 big research projects supported: Supergen HDPS Supergen HiDef BSBEC Transition Pathways DEFRA Link SEIBI EPSRC grand challenge carbon capture </li></ul>
    23. 23. Centres of Support <ul><li>Data Archives and Centres: </li></ul><ul><li>Biomedical Informatics Research Network Data Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Economic and Social Data Service </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Information Data Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Geospatial Repository for Academic Deposit andExtraction </li></ul><ul><li>Infrared Space Observatory </li></ul><ul><li>National Biodiversity Network </li></ul><ul><li>National Geoscience Data Centre </li></ul><ul><li>NERC Earth Observation Data Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Petrological Database of the Ocean Floor </li></ul><ul><li>UK Data Archive </li></ul><ul><li>The Digital Curation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>JISC </li></ul><ul><li>UKOLN (UK On-Line Network) </li></ul>
    24. 24. JISC MRD Programme Phase I http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/mrd.aspx <ul><li>Research Data Management Infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Research Data Management Planning . </li></ul><ul><li>Support and Tools Projects . </li></ul><ul><li>Citing, Linking, Integrating and Publishing Research Data . </li></ul><ul><li>Research Data Management Training Materials . </li></ul>
    25. 25. JISC MRD Programme Phase II http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/di_researchmanagement/managingresearchdata.aspx <ul><li>17 large institutional piloting or further extend ing RDM infrastructures as part of an institutional missio n . </li></ul><ul><li>8 projects helping research groups, projects or departments fulfill disciplinary best practice and research funder requirements . </li></ul><ul><li>2 projects customising the DCC’s DMP Online tool for institutional use. </li></ul><ul><li>Complemented by work: </li></ul><ul><li>to improve the practice of data citation and explore innovative ways of publishing research data; </li></ul><ul><li>to develop disciplinary focused training materials as well as training for other stakeholders . </li></ul>