JISC KAPTUR project Steering Group Meeting 8th January 20138th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 1
Why is it essential to manage research data effectively? This is the point we began discussing visual arts research data at the first Steering Group meeting almost a year ago... 8th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 2
What is visual arts research data?• “it is never a smooth and homogenous process but a fluid, wet and folded, if not at times messy, fuzzy and tumultuous." (Gray and Delday 2010, cited in Mey 2010)• [qualitative research is] “difficult to define clearly” (Denzin and Lincoln 2005) 8th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 3
Definitions of visual arts research data? Anything which is used or created to generate new knowledge and interpretations. ‘Anything’ may be objective or subjective; physical or emotional; persistent or ephemeral; personal or public; explicit or tacit; and is consciously or unconsciously referenced by the researcher at some point during the course of their research. Research data may or may not lead to a research output, which regardless of method of presentation, is a planned public statement of new knowledge or interpretation. Statement written by Leigh Garrett to encourage discussion after the 14th September ‘Managing the Material’ workshop. 8th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 4
Project Sponsors • identify relevant contacts and information • support access to key people and resources • to help promote the need for policies/systems at a high level8th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 5
Steering Group1. to provide feedback on the Implementation Plan2. to inform the direction of the Research Data Management Institutional Policies and the Research Data Management Pilot Systems3. to support the sustainability of the policies and systems in the longer term 8th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 6
KAPTUR workpackages• Working groups• Policies e.g. http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/policy- and-legal/institutional-data-policies• Training• Toolkits• Case studies• Conference• Technical pilot• Business Cost and Sustainability Plans 8th January 2013 Steering Group Meeting 8
‘KAPTUR’ing the benefitsBenefit Evidence to be gathered and how it will be presented.Improved rate of compliance with Track DMP creation at each institution, but with thefunder and institutional provision that this is also dependent on available fundingrequirements opportunities for researchers. To be presented as section in report.Improved practice indicated by Institutional perspective from the role of the Projectthe adoption of an RDM policy Officer on the benefits of the adoption of an RDM policy. Four case studies to be case study on 5th published.Improved awareness of the issues Benchmarking of all KAPTUR events and training. technical aspectsinvolved in RDM Information to be analysed and presented as section in report.Increased numbers of findable This will be tracked during the project if possible, but asresearch data/datasets from each discussed is more likely to be reported post-project dueinstitution to the pilot nature of the technical infrastructure.Improved user understanding of Qualitative information gathered through meetings,RDM events, and the Environmental Assessment report. Mini- case studies in the form of blog posts or similar.Improved organisation RDM Cardio Lite quiz on institutional RDM, benchmarked bypractice/risk management being re-run at end of project. Section in report.