Developing a Research Data   Management Policy The Glasgow School of Art in conjunction with KAPTUR                    Dr ...
Presentation Context• Introduce the KAPTUR project• Highlight policy development at GSA• Comment on the issues and lessons...
KAPTUR• Objective is to discover, create and pilot a  sectoral model of best practice in the  management of research data ...
Process• Requirements set by funding bodies• Discussions amongst project team on the  issues of data management• Approach ...
Interview Process• 4 researchers from each institute chosen,  from a broad range of disciplines• Areas discussed-   Termin...
Interview Findings•   The term ‘research data’ was not helpful•   Researchers undertake multiple roles•   Creation of data...
Quote from a researcher:“… I am not sure what constitutes researchdata… What is data? I mean, I talk to you aboutmy data a...
Environmental Assessment• Little consensus in the visual arts on what  research data is• Described as tangible, intangible...
Policy Development• Involvement of Kaptur• Support from project partners• Liaison with outside sources – e.g. the DCC• Att...
Approach• Context                       • Iterative process• Definition of research data   • Discussions held• Policy stat...
CommentsIssues:                    Lessons Learnt:• Building the support     • To be open and discuss  network at GSA     ...
Next Steps Moving Forwards:              Additional Work: • Complete 2nd draft policy   • Present at an All Staff   docume...
What is Arts ResearchData?What is arts research data?        What is arts research data?What does it mean to you?         ...
A-Z of research data…•K is for KEEP•A is for ARCHIVE•P is for PROCESS•T is for TEACHING•U is for UNFINISHED•R is for REPOS...
Acknowledgements•   The project officers from partner institutes•   VADS•   JISC for sponsoring the project•   DCC        ...
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Presentation given by Robin Burgess, KAPTUR Project Officer for The Glasgow School of Art, at the DCC Roadshow Northeast Scotland, University of Dundee, 5th December 2012

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  1. 1. Developing a Research Data Management Policy The Glasgow School of Art in conjunction with KAPTUR Dr Robin Burgess 5th December 2012
  2. 2. Presentation Context• Introduce the KAPTUR project• Highlight policy development at GSA• Comment on the issues and lessons learnt so far• Give details of the next steps in development
  3. 3. KAPTUR• Objective is to discover, create and pilot a sectoral model of best practice in the management of research data in the visual arts.
  4. 4. Process• Requirements set by funding bodies• Discussions amongst project team on the issues of data management• Approach developed to involve researchers and other infrastructure• Interviews• Environmental assessment
  5. 5. Interview Process• 4 researchers from each institute chosen, from a broad range of disciplines• Areas discussed- Terminology- Role of the visual arts researcher- Creation of visual arts research data- Use/re-use of visual arts data- Visual arts data in the longer term
  6. 6. Interview Findings• The term ‘research data’ was not helpful• Researchers undertake multiple roles• Creation of data altered• Awareness of use and re-use present• Importance of archiving raised• Brought about the environmental assessment report
  7. 7. Quote from a researcher:“… I am not sure what constitutes researchdata… What is data? I mean, I talk to you aboutmy data as a researcher, but for the institution,what does it consider data? Would it beconference proceedings, would a performancebe data even if it was not recorded, sometimes Idon’t record my performances…”
  8. 8. Environmental Assessment• Little consensus in the visual arts on what research data is• Described as tangible, intangible, digital, and physical• Visual arts data is heterogeneous and infinite, complex and complicated• http://www.vads.ac.uk/kaptur/
  9. 9. Policy Development• Involvement of Kaptur• Support from project partners• Liaison with outside sources – e.g. the DCC• Attendance at events – Conference in Leeds• Involvement of interested parties at GSA – IT, Information Services and the Library, Research Office, Researchers• Working Groups
  10. 10. Approach• Context • Iterative process• Definition of research data • Discussions held• Policy statements • Obtaining feedback• Implementation methods • Sign off and agreement
  11. 11. CommentsIssues: Lessons Learnt:• Building the support • To be open and discuss network at GSA the work fully• Extensive focus on the • Identify the correct people REF process to engage with• Changes in management • Formulate an action plan• Changes in staffing for development• Expressing the • Communicate importance of policies • Obtain by-in early on• EPSRC letter
  12. 12. Next Steps Moving Forwards: Additional Work: • Complete 2nd draft policy • Present at an All Staff document by 21st meeting about Kaptur December 2012 • Educate the research • Share with Head of office on the importance Information services of the policy for bid • Make relevant changes writing/funding and share with research • Educate research staff office through workshops and • February 2013, present to training research and knowledge • Promotional work exchange committee • Conferences
  13. 13. What is Arts ResearchData?What is arts research data? What is arts research data?What does it mean to you? We tried to find outResearch art design architecture We asked various researchersI’m going to tell you And this is what we found…
  14. 14. A-Z of research data…•K is for KEEP•A is for ARCHIVE•P is for PROCESS•T is for TEACHING•U is for UNFINISHED•R is for REPOSITORY
  15. 15. Acknowledgements• The project officers from partner institutes• VADS• JISC for sponsoring the project• DCC THANKYOU!http://www.vads.ac.uk/kaptur/

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