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Research Data Management: What’s happening & why should you care?. Kevin Ashley Director, DCC [email protected] CC-BY. Why care?. Data is expensive – an investment Reuse: More research Teaching & Learning Planning Impact – with or without publication Accountability

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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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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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  • (Wait 5 years…)

  • Result £120m

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Without good RDM – BAD THINGS HAPPEN research data

With good RDM – GOOD STUFF HAPPENS

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Funder pressures research data

Legal issues

Researcher demand

Value Realisation

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EPSRC expects all those institutions it funds research data

  • 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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Awareness of regulatory environment research data

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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Wellcome

  • ESRC

  • MRC

BBSRC

  • European Commission

NSF

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TOOLS & SERVICES research data

ADVICE

ON-SITE SUPPORT

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Understanding Data Requirements research data

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

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Data management plans research data

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What data to keep research data

How to cite data

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Data Licensing research data

  • Bespoke licences

  • Standard licences

  • Multiple licensing

  • Licence mechanisms

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Institutional engagement
Institutional Engagement research data

  • In-depth support from team of DCC staff

  • Helping with:

    • Re-skilling

    • Policy development

    • Costing

    • Use of tools

    • Professional liaison

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What s it to you
What’s it to you ? research data

  • 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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  • Institutional Policy research data

  • …article in

  • International Journal of Digital Curation www.ijdc.net


Institutional Policy research data


DCC Policy Summary research data

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


Words of caution
Words of caution research data

  • 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 research data

  • 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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  • IDCC13 research data

  • 14-16 January 2013

  • Amsterdam

  • Call for papers now open

[email protected] – CC-BY-NC-ND

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

UoE IS Open Meeting. Kevin Ashley, DCC, CC-BY-SA


  • http://slideshare.net/kevinashley

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