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The RDM blog is moving!

This is our last blog post on this platform. The Research Data Management blog is moving to the brand new St Andrews Open Research blog. Here we join forces with the Open Access team in discussing a variety of Open Research topics but also new ones such as the responsible use of metrics. If you…

29 January 2020Uncategorized

Getting ready for semester – extended opening hours for the Main Library

We’re getting ready for the new semester with extended opening for the Main Library! From Monday 20 until Friday 24 January the Main Library will be open until 8pm. Standard semester opening hours of 8am until 2am, seven days a week, returns from Monday 27 January. For full and most recent information about our opening times, please…

17 January 2020Uncategorized

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

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

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