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FAIR Data Sharing in the Humanities

How can digital outputs, or research data, in the Humanities be made FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable)? Take part in this public consultation on a series of recommendations by the ALLEA e-Humanities working group tailored to the Humanities to address new challenges in research data management and the adoption of FAIR principles. Learn more at…

22 May 2019Uncategorized

The State of Open Data 2019

Every year Digital Science, in association with Figshare and Springer Nature, conduct this survey to discover global attitudes towards open data. If you are a researcher we want to hear from you, no matter the institution, discipline or location. The State of Open Data 2019 is now open for responses. This is your chance to take…

13 May 2019Uncategorized

Data about St Andrews Open data

It has been a while, since we stepped back and had a look at what we have collected in our research data repository in St Andrews. So, what has happened since February 2018? We have now recorded a total of 1642 dataset records in Pure and linked these up with other information we hold there.…

19 February 2019Uncategorized

A view on data ethics and surveillance for #lovedataweek

Today, we mark Love Data week 2019 on the theme of data ethics, with a thought-provoking contribution by Dr Eric Stoddart, associate director of the School of Divinity’s Centre for the Study of Religion & Politics (CSRP)* and expert on Practical Theology, Surveillance, and Digital Technologies. 1984 came and went. It was the year of the miners’ strike, the…

12 February 2019Uncategorized

#lovedataweek: Announcing a report from the Open Research Data Task Force

One of the themes of this year’s Love Data Week 2019 is ‘open data’. Coincidentally, last week saw the publication of ‘Realising the potential: Final report of the Open Research Data Task Force’, providing expert independent advice to the UK government on open research data (ORD). The report reviews the current state of play for…

11 February 2019Uncategorized

Happy #lovedataweek!

This week marks Love Data Week 2019 , an annual social media event coordinated by research data specialists, mostly working in academic and research libraries or data archives or centers. Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of the Love Data Week event is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to…

11 February 2019Uncategorized

The new UK Reproducibility Network aims to support good science at scale

In September, researchers including Professor Munafò of the University of Bristol launched the UK reproducibility network, at an event which brought together representatives from some of the UK’s major research funders, scientific publishers and other key stakeholders. The network aims to build local networks in higher education and research institutions throughout the UK to coordinate…

19 December 2018Uncategorized

Introducing our first discipline-specific guidance on data sharing

The need for guidance Funders have introduced open data policies that require researchers to share the data or digital objects resulting from their research. However, these policies often lack a clear definition of ‘data’ in different scientific disciplines. At the same time, whether one’s research involves measuring chemical reactions, taking microscopic images, scanning the sky,…

13 December 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

Tickell report positive on the future of Open Access in the UK

<!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-GB ZH-CN X-NONE <![endif]-->Following the Burgess Review of Research Councils UK Open Access Policy and RCUK’s response, this report considers the wider scope of UK Open Access generally and how scholarly publishing

17 March 2016Uncategorized

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