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More with Less? Collaborative Trends in Research Data Management


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Pecha Kucha presentation given by Martin Donnelly (DCC) at IASSIST 2011 in Vancouver, Canada.

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More with Less? Collaborative Trends in Research Data Management

  1. 1. More with Less? Collaborative Trends in Research Data Management IASSIST11 Pecha Kucha Martin Donnelly Digital Curation Centre University of Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Keywords: best practices; collaboration; community; data management; life cycle; sharing. </li></ul>Contributing factors Collaboration exemplars Future work
  3. 3. Contributing Factors <ul><li>Economic constraints </li></ul><ul><li>Commonality in best practice </li></ul><ul><li>“ The nature of the beast...” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Economic Constraints
  5. 5. Commonality in best practice “ Pass it on…”
  6. 6. Researcher Research Support Office Data Library / Repository / Archive Computing Support Faculty Ethics Committee Etc...
  7. 7. Researcher Research Support Office Computing Support Faculty Ethics Committee Etc... DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN UNRULY DATA Data Library / Repository / Archive
  8. 8. Collaboration Exemplars <ul><li>Crowdsourcing of DCC Checklist </li></ul><ul><li>Data policy streamlining </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborations on DMP Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>International collaborations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Crowdsourcing of DCC Checklist
  10. 10. Policy Streamlining <ul><li>RCUK Common Principles on Data Policy </li></ul><ul><li>Key messages: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data are a public good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adherence to community standards and best practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metadata for discoverability and access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognise constraints on what data to release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permit embargo periods delaying data release </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement of / compliance with T&Cs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Data management and sharing activities should be explicitly funded </li></ul></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Generic data management guidance ( in conjunction with ) </li></ul><ul><li>Joint training programmes organised and delivered by DCC and UKDA </li></ul><ul><li>Funder-specific guidance developed in collaboration with the funders themselves </li></ul><ul><li>Institution-specific guidance developed with key institutional contacts </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline-specific guidance developed by JISC projects (e.g. DMT Psych at University of York) </li></ul>Collaborations on DMP Guidance
  12. 12. Slide courtesy T. Seneca, California Digital Library International Collaborations
  13. 13. Future Initiatives... <ul><li>Open development for DMP Online </li></ul><ul><li>New JISC call </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperable tools </li></ul><ul><li>Registry of Data Management Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud deployment </li></ul>
  14. 14. Open development for
  15. 15. New call (June 2011) <ul><li>Strand C will involve linking data management planning tools with administrative systems to meet individual institutional needs (specifically grant costing, finance and research management systems.) </li></ul><ul><li>Tools will interoperate with the rules-based DMP Online tool being developed as part of the JISC/UMF investment for RDM, and build on findings and recommendations made by the current RDM projects. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Interoperable Tools Slide courtesy A. McHugh, HATII at University of Glasgow 3 leg stool model developed by University of Cornell
  17. 17. Registry of DMPs
  18. 18. To the Cloud?
  19. 19. To sum...
  20. 20. Thank you / Merci / Tapadh leibh <ul><li>Martin Donnelly </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Curation Centre </li></ul><ul><li>University of Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>martin.donnelly@ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @mkdDCC </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Image credits: slide 1 - slide 3 - slide 4 - slide 5 - slides 6 & 7 - slide 16 - slide 17 - slide 19 - This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland License. To view a copy of this license, (a) visit ; or (b) send a letter to Creative Commons, 543 Howard Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.