Author Archives: Isabel Chadwick

About Isabel Chadwick

Research Support Librarian at the Open University. I look after ORDO, the institutional research data repository and provide guidance and training on all thing research data related.

ORDO monthly online drop-ins

Did you know, on the first Thursday of every month between 14.00 and 15.00 we run an online drop-in for ORDO, our research data repository? We’re here to help, whether you’re interested in using ORDO but not sure where to … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #3 Data underpinning theses

In the latest instalment of my series of blog posts discussing best practice in ORDO, I’m going to highlight some of the datasets underpinning PhD theses that have been deposited in ORDO. Like OU research staff, postgraduate researchers are expected … Continue reading

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Research data sharing: ensuring greater research integrity?

You may have read in the news recently about a scandal concerning the doctoring of research data within a lab run by a top UK academic. Earlier this month UCL released details of the inquiries into misconduct, which were undertaken … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #2 Archiving a website

Continuing my series on best practice in ORDO, this time I’m going to trumpet The Robert Minter Collection: https://doi.org/10.21954/ou.rd.7258499.v1 which was deposited by Trevor Herbert in December 2018. According to the ORDO record: This is a copy of the data … Continue reading

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Call for Data Champions!

The Library is launching a new Data Champions programme, and we are looking for PGR students and staff who are interested in taking part. What would this involve? Data Champions are expected to: Lead by example – make data open (via … Continue reading

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ORDO best practice #1 Documenting data

Over the coming months I’m going to focus on some examples of best practice on ORDO. The creators of all the items in this series will receive a reusable Figshare coffee cup as way of thanks and congratulations. The first series of items I’m … Continue reading

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Connecting ORDO to Github

Are you a researcher who develops software? Do you use Github? Did you know you can connect your Github account with ORDO? This will enable you to import items from Github to ORDO  thereby assigning them a DOI to enable … Continue reading

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Adding your ORCiD to ORDO

Did you know that as well as linking ORO to ORCiD you can also link your ORCiD with your ORDO profile? This will add all your datasets in ORDO (and anywhere else that uses a DataCite DOI) to ORCiD. This … Continue reading

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Online training – Working with research data

Yesterday I ran an online training session on working with research data. This session covered: how good data management can help you information security data storage options file management file naming working with sensitive data Please find below the slides from … Continue reading

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Online training: Writing successful data management plans

Last Friday I ran the first in our series of online training sessions. This morning’s session focused on Data Management Plans. If you were unable to attend, here are the slides and a recording of the session is available on YouTube. Writing … Continue reading

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