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Calling researchers in the transport field

The European Commission has established an Expert Group to investigate the main needs, obstacles and opportunities for open data sharing in the area of transport research. The Group will make recommendations about the potential for a Transport Research Cloud as a thematic pillar of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). A short survey has been…

10 July 2018Uncategorized

Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) workshop

The Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences are organising a workshop “Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) – Train the Trainers“. The workshop will take place between 24.09 and 28.09.2018 at Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz Center for Informatics, Wadern, Germany. It is aimed at anyone interested in teaching a DDI tutorial and who are already familiar with DDI. DDI is…

14 June 2018Uncategorized

Data Tree data management training for early career researchers

Data Tree online course Data Tree is a new free online data management training course, funded by NERC, which is due to launch in June 2018. This self-paced course consists of eight structured modules including video, quizzes and real-life examples of data management. It covers data management practicalities, techniques for scientific data analysis, and ways to…

28 May 2018Uncategorized

Data skills training: Collecting and Storing Data from Internet-based Sources

The Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow’s next data skills training course will be held on Monday 11th June 2018 and is now taking registrations. Collecting and Storing Data from Internet-based Sources will be an afternoon session providing researchers with the essential skills required to effectively use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for…

14 May 2018Uncategorized

Research data should be as open as possible

Andy Turner, Jisc data champion from the University of Leeds, argues “Data should be as open as possible and as closed as necessary” in a recent piece published in Times Higher Education. The article provides some interesting food for thought. We, as the Research Data Management team, are keen to support researchers in finding the…

3 May 2018Uncategorized

Data Management Plans – plan ahead now

An important component of research data management is a sound data management plan (DMP). It is good practice to have one at the start of any research project, but even more so, many funders now require a DMP (alternatively, a data or resource sharing plan) to be submitted as part of grant applications. Some might…

17 April 2018Uncategorized

Attendance of CERL’s Visual Approaches to Cultural Heritage, 14 March 2018

The Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) held its Spring seminar in Zürich, and I was lucky enough to attend. The seminar was held at ETHzürich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), the city’s other university, in one of its very stylish and modern buildings. ETH’s central campus is on a hill in the old town, with…

2 April 2018Uncategorized

UK Data Service webinars and events – Don’t miss out

The UK Data Service are running a series of webinars to get you up and running with data management and with finding and using UK Data Service data: Introduction to the UK Data Service, 24 April 2018, 15.00 – 16.00 BST Finding and accessing data in the UK Data Service, 3 May 2018, 15.00 –…

2 April 2018Uncategorized

Get up to speed with the GDPR!

The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 is fast approaching. If your research involves working with people or data about them, then this new framework for legal and ethical obligations applies to you. Don’t delay getting up to speed with what it means for you and your research. The UK Data…

19 March 2018Uncategorized

Funding success!

Alex Voss from the School of Computer Science and Anna Clements and Eva Borger from the University Library have been awarded funding by OCLC for a 1-year project titled “Characterizing the adoption of ORCID ID in academic communities”. ORCID iDs  are persistent digital identifiers that distinguish researchers and, through integration in key research workflows such…

7 March 2018Uncategorized

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