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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Research Data Management:What’s happening & why should you care?

Kevin Ashley

Director, DCC

[email protected]

CC-BY


Why care

Why care?

  • Data is expensive – an investment

  • Reuse:

    • More research

    • Teaching & Learning

    • Planning

  • Impact – with or without publication

  • Accountability

  • Legal & regulatory requirements

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

5-year programme to realise maximum value and benefit from research data

National services, support, coordination from DCC

Focus on creating capacity and capability within research institutions

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

  • Invest £24m

  • (Wait 5 years…)

  • Result £120m

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Without good RDM – BAD THINGS HAPPEN

With good RDM – GOOD STUFF HAPPENS

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Funder pressures

Legal issues

Researcher demand

Value Realisation

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

EPSRC expects all those institutions it funds

  • to develop a roadmap that aligns … with EPSRC’s expectations by 1st May 2012;

  • to be fully compliant … by1st May 2015.

http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/about/standards/researchdata/Pages/expectations.aspx

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Awareness of regulatory environment

Data access statement

Policies and processes

Data storage

Structured metadata descriptions

DOIs for data

Securely preserved for a minimum of 10 years from last use

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

  • NERC

Wellcome

  • ESRC

  • MRC

BBSRC

  • European Commission

NSF

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

TOOLS & SERVICES

ADVICE

ON-SITE SUPPORT

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Understanding Data Requirements

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Data management plans

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

What data to keep

How to cite data

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Data Licensing

  • Bespoke licences

  • Standard licences

  • Multiple licensing

  • Licence mechanisms

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Institutional engagement

Institutional Engagement

  • In-depth support from team of DCC staff

  • Helping with:

    • Re-skilling

    • Policy development

    • Costing

    • Use of tools

    • Professional liaison

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

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What s it to you

What’s it to you ?

  • Repositories can be homes for data

  • They can be homes for metadata

  • Publications and data need to be linked

  • Data requires persistent, resolvable identifiers

  • Institutions need a data policy

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

  • Institutional Policy

  • …article in

  • International Journal of Digital Curation www.ijdc.net


Research data management what s happening why should you care

Institutional Policy


Research data management what s happening why should you care

DCC Policy Summary

http://www.dcc.ac.uk/resources/policy-and-legal


Words of caution

Words of caution

  • Data isn’t always like a publication

  • Don’t push it, don’t force it[1]

  • It doesn’t always belong to you

  • 1. Heywood, O. L. “Don’t push it” Los Angeles: 20th Century (1980)

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Roles for you

Roles for you

  • Someone needs to take leadership

    • Bring together library, IT, research office and academic requirements and skills

  • Give guidance on appropriate data centres, journal and funder policies on data

  • Educate researchers about the benefits

  • Help with persistent IDs

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

  • Or2012.ed.ac.uk 9-13 July 2012

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

  • IDCC13

  • 14-16 January 2013

  • Amsterdam

  • Call for papers now open

[email protected] – CC-BY-NC-ND

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

Early results: public data archiving increases scientific contribution by one third

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Research data management what s happening why should you care

  • OVER TO YOU

  • http://slideshare.net/kevinashley

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