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The Data Deluge: the Role of Research Organisations in a Brave New World by Dr Paul Ayris, UCL

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The Data Deluge: the Role of Research Organisations in a Brave New World by Dr Paul Ayris, UCL - presented at the 4th LEARN RDM Workshop in Santiago, Chile: http://learn-rdm.eu/

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The Data Deluge: the Role of Research Organisations in a Brave New World by Dr Paul Ayris, UCL

  1. 1. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES The Data Deluge: the Role of Research Organisations in a Brave New World Dr Paul Ayris Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer Chief Executive, UCL Press Co-Chair of the LERU community of Chief Information Officers Adviser to the LIBER Board e-mail: p.ayris@ucl.ac.uk
  2. 2. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 2 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  3. 3. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 3 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  4. 4. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 4 The internet has 1800 exabytes of data in 2011 exa = 10^18 Steven Vale UNECE steven.vale@unece.org UN Economic Commission for Europe
  5. 5. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 5 50,000 exabytes by 2020 We live in exponential times! 27 fold growth in the next 9 years
  6. 6. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 6 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  7. 7. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What is Open Science? Open Science is the movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible at all levels of an enquiring society 7
  8. 8. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 8 Data Gathering Analysis Publication Review Conceptualization Citizen Science Open code Pre-print Open Access Alternative Reputation Systems Collaborative Bibliographies Science Blogs Open Annotation Open Data Open Lab Books/Workflows Data Intensive Research Cycle Characteristics Open Science a paradigm shift in the modus operandi of research and science impacting the entire scientific process
  9. 9. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES % Agreement for Policy actions (abbrev.) 9 Question/Issue Need to Intervene Y Need to Intervene N Req’d Action Y Req’d Action N EU Action Y EU Action N Foster Open Science – raise awareness 52% 4% 48% 4% 19% 4% Traditional Metrics do not capture Open Science 22% 7% 22% 7% 4% 7% Develop research infrastructures 56% 4% 11% 4% 48% 4% OA to publications and data 63% 11% 33% 26% 26% 11%  The most significant total in the Validation exercise  Not much interest in any intervention
  10. 10. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 10 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  11. 11. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES LERU Roadmap for Research Data  Overseen by Research Data Working Group Pablo Achard (University of Geneva) Paul Ayris (UCL, University College London) Serge Fdida (UPMC, Paris) Stefan Gradmann (University of Leuven) Wolfram Horstmann (University of Oxford) Ignasi Labastida (University of Barcelona) Liz Lyon (University of Bath) Katrien Maes (LERU) Susan Reilly (LIBER) Anja Smit (University of Utrecht)
  12. 12. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES • Identifies how policy development and leadership are undertaken Policy and Leadership • Who undertakes advocacy and what is the message? Advocacy • Technical Issues around collection and curation Selection, Collection, Curation, Description, Citation, Legal Issues • Where is it stored and by whom? Research Data Infrastructure • How much does it cost? Costs • What skills are required by which communities? Roles, Responsibilities, Skills • Who does what? Recommendations to different stakeholder groups 12http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DNA_orbit_animated.gif
  13. 13. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Key Messages  Each LERU university needs a Research Data Management Strategy  Researchers should have Research Data Management Plans  LERU universities need to bring stakeholders together  Benefits of ‘open data’ for sharing and re-use should be advocated and explored A Box of Useful Knowledge (Brougham Papers, UCL Library Services)
  14. 14. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES LEARN – LEaders Activating Research Networks  Purpose is to develop the LERU Roadmap for Research Data to build a global co-ordinated global e-infrastructure  Outputs  Model Research Data Management policy  Toolkit to support implementation  Executive Briefing in five core languages so as to ensure wide outreach 14
  15. 15. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES LEARN  5 partners  UCL (University College London) – lead partner  University of Barcelona  University of Vienna  LIBER  ECLAC – UN Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean  Started in June 2015; runs for 24 months  €497,000 budget  100% funded 15 Wilkins Building, UCL, 1826
  16. 16. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES LEARN Deliverables  Model Research Data Management Policy  Fed by a study of RDM policies and input from Workshop attenders  Toolkit to support implementation  Issues identified in Workshops and in literature  Survey and self assessment tools  Executive Briefing (in several languages) 16 Wilkins Building, UCL, 1826 In Latin America & the Caribbean Raising awareness around Research Data Management Developing global solutions Supporting the researcher and Citizen Scientist anywhere Advocating for new skills development
  17. 17. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 17 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  18. 18. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES  Based on issues raised in the LERU Roadmap  13 questions based on how to establish an Research Data Management Strategy  Traffic Lights reveal level of preparation  Institutional or Personal level 18 LEARN RDM Survey
  19. 19. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 19 Yes • 37 • 31% Working Towards • 30 • 26% No • 51 • 43% Does your institution have a research data policy? ALL ANSWERS
  20. 20. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 20 Yes • 0 • 0% Working Towards • 11 • 42% No • 15 • 58% Does your institution have a research data policy? LATIN AMERICA
  21. 21. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 21 Yes • 43 • 37% Working Towards • 30 • 25% No • 45 • 38% Does your institution have dedicated research data governance? ALL ANSWERS
  22. 22. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES 22 Yes • 5 • 19% Working Towards • 9 • 35% No • 12 • 46% Does your institution have dedicated research data governance? LATIN AMERICA
  23. 23. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Research Funder policies  UCL has tracked 15 global funder policies  Research funders can set direction for Open Science  Funders have led movement towards Open Access  They should now do the same for research data 23 Funder policy requirements Funders Policy AHRC Research Funding guide BBSRC Data Sharing policy Gates Foundation Open Access Policy CRUK Data Sharing & Preservation Policy DFID Open and Enhanced Access Policy EC Horizon 2020 a& ERC Guidance on Publications and Research Data
  24. 24. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What should research funders ask for?  Require Research Data Management Policies in institutions  Require Data Management Plans from individual researchers  Require that the default position for research data is that it should be Open 24 Funder policy requirements Funder Policy EPSRC Policy Framework on Research Data ESRC Research Data Policy MRC Data Sharing Policy NERC Data Policy NIH Data Sharing Policy Royal Society Conditions of Awards
  25. 25. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES What should research funders ask for?  Require Research Data Management Policies in institutions  Monitor researchers’ compliance with their requirements  Fund infrastructure - like the UK Data Archive 25 Funder policy requirements Funder Policy STFC Scientific Data Policy UK Department of Health NHS Information Governance Wellcome Trust Policy on Data Management and Sharing
  26. 26. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 26 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  27. 27. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES European Open Science Cloud  EU High Level Expert Group Report  Launched on 11 October 2016  Issues considered:  Infrastructures  Skills development  Reward and Recognition  Roles and responsibilities  Governance & Standards  Funding opportunities  Available here 27
  28. 28. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES European Open Science Cloud  Headline points:  Build on existing infrastructure and expertise  Devise Rules of Engagement  EU contribution to FAIR data and Open Science  Build links to regional Cloud(s) in Latin America & Caribbean  Develop expertise Half a million ‘core data scientists’ in Europe 5% of total research spend should be on data stewardship 28 King’s Cross Station, London
  29. 29. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Content  Data Deluge  Open Science  LEARN  Exemplar issues  LEARN Survey  Role for Research Funding Agencies  European Open Science Cloud  Conclusions 29 Plaster Relief by John Flaxman, Flaxman Gallery, UCL
  30. 30. UCL LIBRARY SERVICES Conclusions  Data-driven research changing the way research is undertaken  Global movement for Open Science  LEARN will provide  Model RDM policy  Exemplar case studies  Executive Briefings  LEARN will help deliver support infrastructure for data-driven Science  Happy to hear questions

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