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ERIM, REDm-MED and Orbital


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Slides by Dr. Mansur Darlington, University of Bath for the Orbital project, University of Lincoln. Part I.

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ERIM, REDm-MED and Orbital

  1. 1. Managing Engineering Research Data at the University of Lincoln Part 1 of 2 Mansur Darlington 20 January 20121 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  2. 2. Purpose of Visit• To provide an overview of Research Data Management and what it will mean to members of the School of Engineering at Lincoln.• To provide some ideas which might help the School meet the broad demands of ERDM.• Provide some guidance to the Orbital Team to help them meet their goals and satisfy the particular needs of the School.2 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  3. 3. Summary • Introduction • Managing Research Data: – Background, rationale, motivation,benefits • Research Data Management Support • The Nature of Engineering Research Data: – The Engineering Research Information Management (ERIM) Project • Engineering RDM Planning & Execution • Data Management Planning Tasks • Key Building Blocks for Research Data Management.3 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  4. 4. REDm-MED (Research Data Management for Mechanical Engineering Departments) • JISCMRD Phase 2. • 1st Nov 2011 – 31 May 2012 • To scope, specify, design and implement a research data management approach suited especially to the needs of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. • Will build upon the ERIM Project work, • and on other recent work by the MRD community. • Complements Research360 Project.4 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  5. 5. The Aim of the REDm-MED Project • To implement effective and practical research data management where there is little or none, • through the provision of: – Procedures & Documentation, – A Tool Set, – Infrastructure, • including development of the prototype RAIDmap tool. Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  6. 6. University of Bath Department of Mechanical Engineering • 64 Academics • 12 Professors • 8 Emeritus Professors • 14 Research Officers • 161 Research Postgrads • 104 Taught Postgrads • 845 Undergraduates 2008 RAE rated most of our research as being world-leading or internationally excellent6 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  7. 7. Research Centres • Aerospace Engineering Research Centre • Biomimetics Group • Composites Research Unit • Innovative Design Manufacturing Research Centre (IdMRC) • Institute for Sustainable Energy & the Environment (I- SEE) • Laboratory for Integrated Metrology Applications (LIMA) • Centre for Nonlinear Mechanics • Centre for Orthopaedic Biomechanics • Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control • Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre • Robotics and Autonomous Systems7 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  8. 8. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering Degree themes Academic groups Research Centres Manufacture Innovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre Design & Power train & Vehicle I in AED Manufacture Research Unit Aerospace Centre Research Partners Automotive Aerospace & Automotive Airbus International Centre for the Environment Ford Aerospace Centre for Nonlinear Renishaw Structures & Mechanics Rolls-Royce Bio Engineering Centre for BAESystems, MBDA Mechanical Biomechanics ABB and Converteam Machine Centre for Biomimetics Materials Systems & Natural Technologies Centre for Power Transmission & Motion Control Medical Materials, Medical & Sport Materials & Composites Research Centre Sports8 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  9. 9. Innovative Design & Manufacturing Research Centre • Established in 2001 (EPSRC) (1 of 16 UK CoE) • Research portfolio ~£10M (£7.5 million EPSRC IMRC to October 2011) • 12 Academic Staff (18) • 20 Research Staff (55) • 32 Research Students (58) • >250 Industry collaborators • Facilities include a research lab, metrology lab, virtual- reality suite, video conferencing and rapid prototyping systems9 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  10. 10. IdMRC Research Themes IdMRC THEME Design Information & Knowledge IdMRC THEME Constraint-Based Design & Optimisation IdMRC THEME Advanced Machining Processes & Systems IdMRC THEME Metrology & Assembly Systems & Technologies10 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  11. 11. MJD Background • Automating hydraulic power systems design. • Improving the understanding of EDRS development. • Assessing the potential of the Semantic Web. • Developments of advanced techniques for information delivery. • Information Evaluation and Value. Management: £5m KIM Grand Challenge Project in Through- Life Information and Knowledge Management. IdMRC Centre Manager.11 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  12. 12. MANAGING RESEARCH DATA12 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  13. 13. Why Manage Research Data? • Because you will HAVE TO • Because you might WANT TO13 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  14. 14. Needing to Manage Research Data • Funders’ Data Management Policies • Institutional Requirements • FOI responses • REF • Publisher demands14 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  15. 15. UK Funders’ Project Data Management Requirements15 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  16. 16. Needing to Manage Research Data • Funders’ Data Management Policies • Institutional Requirements • FOI responses • Audit • REF • Publisher demands16 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  17. 17. Wanting to Manage Research Data • Reduction in duplicated work. • Inspiration for new/continuation research & funding. • Basis for knowledge extraction from aggregated data. • Greater transparency of research. • Improved basis for validation. • Obviating the need for re-collection and generation. • Providing basis for reliable data citation. • Increasing scholarly output.17 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  18. 18. Supporting Collaboration – reciprocal benefits • Greater confidence in sharing data through better, more case-appropriate and more transparent security measures. • Better access to new data or data hitherto undiscoverable. • Reduction in data loss as a result of improvements in management throughout the data life cycle. • Support of application for and defence of patents. • Better understanding of good RDM practice. • Greater clarity in IP issues.18 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  19. 19. Examples of Data Sharing Benefits I • ‘Big Science’ data sharing is routine: space science, genomic epidemiology, biosciences, etc. • Alzheimer’s Disease Neuro-imaging Data:160 papers published using data: 80 more are in the pipeline (Feb 2011). • @70% increase in citations for clinical trial publications associated with making their datasets publicly available.19 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  20. 20. Examples of Data Sharing Benefits II • Incremental Sheet Metal Forming Cross-EU sharing supported multi-university collaboration. • Email Repository @ 20,000 items: supported 2 studentships and collaboration with University of Sydney. • Anthropometric Constraint-Modelling Data (ADAPS, Delft) shared with and augmented by Bath,UK and Christchurch, NZ. • Machinery Packaging Data incrementally generated and shared between prime industry collaborator, researchers and students. • KIM Grand Challenge Project. Data sharing agreement between 20 key industry collaborators and research teams. • Life-cycle Analysis for energy and the environment.20 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  21. 21. LCA for Sustainable/Renewal Energy Data Sets • 13 PhD students (3 completed), 1 RO. • 4-5 MEng projects per year. • About 8 users each ChemEng and ACE. • 6 big research projects supported: Supergen HDPS Supergen HiDef BSBEC Transition Pathways DEFRA Link SEIBI EPSRC Grand Challenge Carbon Capture21 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  23. 23. Centres of Support • Data Archives and Centres: Biomedical Informatics Research Network Data Repository Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre Economic and Social Data Service Environmental Information Data Centre Geospatial Repository for Academic Deposit andExtraction Infrared Space Observatory National Biodiversity Network National Geoscience Data Centre NERC Earth Observation Data Centre Petrological Database of the Ocean Floor UK Data Archive • The Digital Curation Centre • JISC • UKOLN (UK On-Line Network)23 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  24. 24. JISC MRD Programme Phase I • Research Data Management Infrastructure. • Research Data Management Planning. • Support and Tools Projects. • Citing, Linking, Integrating and Publishing Research Data. • Research Data Management Training Materials.24 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12
  25. 25. JISC MRD Programme Phase II agingresearchdata.aspx • 17 large institutional piloting or further extending RDM infrastructures as part of an institutional mission. • 8 projects helping research groups, projects or departments fulfill disciplinary best practice and research funder requirements. • 2 projects customising the DCC’s DMP Online tool for institutional use. Complemented by work: • to improve the practice of data citation and explore innovative ways of publishing research data; • to develop disciplinary focused training materials as well as training for other stakeholders.25 Orbital DMP Meeting 20.01.12