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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

The University’s new research data management policy

As of December 2018, the University has had an updated research data management policy, which affects all those conducting research at the University. The new policy’s more explicit wording and scope makes it clearer for researchers how the University expects them to plan for, manage and publish their research data and similar digital outputs. Recent…

24 January 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

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

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