Tag Archives: research data

Announcing the new British Library Research Data Strategy

(25 August 2017) With the support of a Research Data Strategy since 2010, the Library has been active in services for research data for a number of years. This work has included European-funded projects such as ODE, ODIN and THOR; Providing the DataCite UK service and involvement in other activities such as data discovery and […]


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Dash receives Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Tech

(17 August 2017) For the second year in a row, a California Digital Library service has captured a Larry L. Sautter Award for Innovation in Information Technology. This year the silver Sautter award went to the Dash team for its user-friendly platform for managing, archiving and sharing research data. Dash is an open source, community driven project that […]


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NTU hiring Assistant Director – Scholarly Communication Group

(3 April 2017) Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Libraries invites applications for the position of Assistant Director,  Scholarly Communication Group. The successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance in the development, design and implementation of novel and sustainable research data management services for NTU researchers. These services shall facilitate NTU researchers throughout various stages of their […]


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Results of the COAR survey on research data management

(24 January 2017) Research data management is wide ranging and there are already many organizations active in this area. In December 2016, COAR conducted a survey in order to get a better understanding of the needs of our members in the area of research data management. There were 43 responses to the survey from around […]


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New issue brief by Neil Rambo explores research data management

(23 October 2015) Neil Rambo, director of the Health Sciences Library at NYU Langone Medical Center, describes the development of data management services at his library for the Ithaka  issue brief series. Research Data Management: Roles for Libraries is his account of how NYU’s Health Sciences Library established this relatively new service and the challenges […]


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RCUK seeks feedback on good practice guidelines for open research data

(17 August 2015) Research Councils UK (RCUK), on behalf of the UK Open Research Data Forum, has today (17 August 2015) published a draft Concordat on Open Research Data, which sets out expectations of good practice in publishing research data openly. The Concordat aims to help ensure that research data gathered and generated by members […]


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Turning research questions into computational queries: outputs from the ‘Enabling Complex Analysis of Large Scale Digital Collections’ project

(3 July 2015) ‘Enabling Complex Analysis of Large Scale Digital Collections’, a project funded by the Jisc Research Data Spring, empowers researchers to turn their research questions into computational queries and gathers social and technical requirements for infrastructures and services that allow computational exploration of big humanities data. Melissa Terras, Professor of Digital Humanities at […]


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Vacancy at the University of Melbourne: Research Data Curator

(27 January 2015) The University of Melbourne is advertising for a Research Data Curator to work within the Research group at Research & Collections (University Library). Closing date is 31 February 2015. The dpconline website has the details including how to apply.  


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ANU library publishes new webpages on support for research data management

(17 November 2014)  The new webpages, a collaborative project between the ANU Library, ANU Research Services, and ANU Research Skills and Training, have been designed to: Introduce students and researchers to existing data management services at ANU. Highlight the legal, institutional and funding issues related to data and its appropriate      management. Showcase what tools are available […]


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The discoverability challenge – how can we make research data easier to find and use?

(20 August 2014)  The Wellcome Trust reports that the need to make data more readily discoverable to users is widely recognised as one of the fundamental barriers to more effective data sharing. Enhancing the discoverability of public health and epidemiology research data is a key to ensuring that it gets more widely used. This was […]


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Harvard joins DataCite and EZID from California Digital Library

(3 June 2013)  Harvard recently joined DataCite, a not-for-profit organization that aims to establish easier access to research data on the internet, increase acceptance of research data as legitimate, citable contributions to the scholarly record and support data archiving that will permit results to be verified and repurposed for future study. Other members of DataCite […]


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