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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

#lovedataweek: Data Needs Software

As part of Love Data Week 2019, we thought it would be worth taking a brief moment to think about software. Software is not data, but software is essential for working with data – whether that’s creating it, collecting it, processing it or analysing it. In many cases, the software used for these purposes will…

15 February 2019Uncategorized

#lovedataweek: The research data team’s everyday life with data

We will use this post marking Love Data Week 2019 as an opportunity to reflect on how research data management at the University has progressed over the past year (see Our Research Data Management journey from 2018’s Love Data Week). A shiny new website It has been another busy year for the research data management…

13 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

Webinar: "FAIR data in practice: From FAIRy tale to FAIR enough"

Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) are organising a webinar on 11 December at 3pm CET (2pm GMT) on the subject of FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) data, FAIRness and FAIR compliance. The webinar will start with a short introduction on FAIR data, its status and use within the scientific community and present a checklist for…

13 November 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 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

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